Public Affairs – Page 9

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    Four years later, O2 UK bribery probe hits headlines

    2021-09-07T11:21:00Z

    Sunday Telegraph report highlights an investigation into alleged corruption among O2 UK management. Claims appear linked to alleged abuse of the O2 UK incentive scheme, first identified in 2017, which prompted a significant overhaul of the operator’s anti-corruption policy and procedures.

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    Movistar builds defence against CNMC F1 rights decision

    2021-09-07T11:04:00Z

    Operator to take Spanish regulator to national court over antitrust complaint lodged in August 2021. Telefónica’s F1 deal with DAZN in the spotlight of fresh DTS terms troubles.

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    Safaricom split proposal all but quashed

    2021-08-20T13:36:00Z

    Overwhelming majority of MPs choose not to engage in debate over Kenyan operator’s future structure. Controversial proposal does little to revive ghosts of the past.

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    T-Mobile US confirms loss of customer data in new breach

    2021-08-18T15:46:00Z

    Sixth and largest data breach in four years affects nearly 55 million people. TMUS CEO Mike Sievert: “We failed. We’re sorry”. Sievert pledges multi-year investment and calls in experts from Mandiant and KPMG to “transform” TMUS approach to security. Hacker says TMUS security is “awful”. Questions remain for TMUS ...

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    Uzan family sues Vodafone and others for $68bn

    2021-07-16T13:29:00Z

    Turkish clan of business tycoons claims its assets were illegally seized and sold by the state. Vodafone’s 2005 acquisition of Telsim among the family’s grievances. Group denies all allegations of contributing to defraud the Uzans.

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    DRC: Vodacom denounces ‘arbitrary’ engineer arrest

    2021-06-30T13:33:00Z

    Vodacom DRC formally protests arrest of engineer on allegations of fraud. Controversial mobile device registry at the centre of the row, which has in recent months seen marches on the streets of Kinshasa.

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    NI report criticises past public broadband projects

    2021-06-17T12:39:00Z

    Audit Office report cannot verify that two broadband projects “achieved value for money”. High service take-up rates suggest not all public funding was needed. NI expected to claw back £14m of public funds from BT. Hopes for £165m Project Stratum to deliver better outcome for rural broadband.

  • National court backs Telefónica over Canal+ deal
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    National court backs Telefónica over Canal+ deal

    2021-06-01T10:52:00Z

    Audiencia Nacional rejects claims made by Vodafone Spain and others that 2015 DTS acquisition impedes competition. Expresses confidence in regulator CMMC to monitor pay TV market.

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    BT re-enters union talks, with strike action looming large

    2021-05-13T13:02:00Z

    BT gets “serious” in negotiations with CWU and is said to have halted redundancies — for now. Union looking to secure assurances on job security for “all” members. Proposed ballot to go ahead in early-June if talks come to nothing.

  • Sees.ai gets all-clear for BVLOS drone flights
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    Sees.ai gets all-clear for BVLOS drone flights

    2021-05-07T09:51:00Z

    VfUK drone partner achieves UK-first permission. Tests to be carried out at three nominated sites. OpCo flags separate drone trial collaboration with Ericsson and Lidar tech for remote cell site inspections.

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    Deutsche Telekom’s EAN is legal — ECJ

    2021-04-16T16:01:00Z

    DT partner Inmarsat welcomes European Court of Justice ruling and decries drawn-out legal spat. Ruling “provides certainty” to existing EAN users and opens door to new customer alliances. ECJ guidance to be heard in pending cases, but national courts have final say.

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    Vodafone Germany braces for cable rule changes

    2021-04-16T11:09:14.713Z

    New law could end bundling cable TV with housing association rental fees. VfD could lose two million subscribers, estimates Jefferies.

  • Vivo in CADE firing line for cartel foul play
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    Vivo in CADE firing line for cartel foul play

    2021-04-05T00:00:00Z

    Brazilian consortium of Claro, Oi, and Vivo may face fines for alleged cartel practices relating to a 2015 broadband services tender. BT Brasil on the receiving end of supposed competition violations.

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    Telefónica softens Millicom litigation demands

    2021-04-05T00:00:00Z

    Millicom calls to dismiss legal case ruled out by Supreme Court. Telefónica dampens demands to instead seek damages. Litigation remains in motion.

  • Vodafone, Fastweb file lawsuits against TIM
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    Vodafone, Fastweb file lawsuits against TIM

    2021-04-04T00:00:00Z

    Operators seek combined €1.1bn in damages, with incumbent accused of anti-competitive behaviour. Complaints follow AGCM investigation. TIM preparing “solid” defence on all fronts, with prospective merger partner Open Fiber weighing in too.

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    EC quietly drops Ziggo Sport probe

    2021-03-31T14:43:00Z

    Antitrust investigation that sparked EC’s 2018 office raid closed down, with little revealed regarding what was behind it.

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    Telefónica sacks security execs in fraud probe: reports

    2021-03-19T09:29:00Z

    ElevenPaths’ partner relationships under scrutiny as Group looks into dealings within managed security services unit. Report ties investigation with Govertis takeover in 2020, and senior executive reshuffle flagged in February.

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    Ofcom gives BT fibre pricing freedom, but adds burdens

    2021-03-19T09:00:00Z

    Openreach not to face caps or controls on national ultrafast pricing until 2031, as long as it is “fair and reasonable”. Locally-targeted pricing from Openreach prohibited as Ofcom seeks to protect emerging altnets. BT Consumer may lose some edge from 90 day notice period for new propositions from Openreach. ...

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    Threat of BT national strike intensifies

    2021-03-15T16:34:00Z

    CWU calls on BT member base to back strike action, with further details on proposed ballot in “coming weeks”. Group transformation continues to exacerbate already disaffected BT-union relations. Mass walkouts from ‘late-spring’ a possibility. Union and BT share very different relationship perspectives.

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    BT braces as Ofcom fibre ruling looms

    2021-03-15T11:50:00Z

    Ofcom to set out its fibre vision this week, and while BT may get pricing freedom, it may not get the longer-term clarity it craves. Regulator’s steps to open up infrastructure competition may also disrupt the incumbent’s plans.