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UK launches new regulator to go after tech titans

From April, the UK's new Digital Markets Unit will go after the biggest tech firms and enforce a new code about how they deal with rivals and users.

It’s a fair FiberCop, says Europe’s competition watchdog

European Commission sees no problem in FiberCop's ownership structure and its absorption of Telecom Italia's last-mile network assets.

Eurobites: Proximus seals JV for Flanders fiber rollout

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Plymouth hosts 5G marine testbed; Ericsson upgrades Mozambique's TMCEL; Swisscom spotlights 5G startups.

Orange names date for 5G launch

Commercial rollout slated to start December 3. Without additional 5G capacity, said Orange, current networks will reach saturation point by 2022.

Swiss Salt steers steady course in Q3

Iliad-owned operator expresses confidence about the future thanks to 'healthy core business momentum.'

Eurobites: UK rows back on gigabit ambitions

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica edges towards Andalusia; Nokia helps Graz cut it as a smart city; Tele2 beefs up IoT offer with Cisco.

Vodafone, Másmovil tie-up speculation resurfaces

A Spanish joint venture is on the cards, says El Economista, but Másmovíl flatly denies it's negotiating anything with Vodafone.

Drahi forges ahead with Altice Europe offer

Offer for the owner of France's SFR and Portugal's MEO to run until January 21.

Hefty fines for UK operators flouting Huawei restrictions

Telecommunications Bill advocates fines of up to 10% of turnover for failure to phase out 'high-risk vendors' – and $133,000 per day for repeat offenders.

Eurobites: Orange cozies up to AWS cloud

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN maps out the way ahead; Vodafone suffers German outage; MTS, Ericsson combine on private network for Russian mine.

Tiscali gets ready to enter the FiberCop tangle

Broadband player prepares to activate customers on assets held by FiberCop, part of Italy's plan to create a single national network.

Eurobites: OneWeb emerges from Chapter 11, hires new CEO

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: why the UK needs a Brexit data deal; Nokia lands China Mobile IoT contract; Vodafone targets net zero carbon by 2040.

Accenture snaps up Spain's Arca to boost 5G know-how

Addition of engineering services company aimed at enhancing Accenture's 5G network design and management pitch to enterprise clients in Spain, Portugal.

Altice Europe steers steady course in Q3 2020

French operations see return to EBITDA growth in the third quarter after Q2 decline.

NEC jumps into UK's open RAN void

Buoyed by its experiences with Rakuten, the Japanese manufacturer is entering a market with few homegrown options.

Eurobites: Cellnex eyes Telefónica's towers – report

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: More 5G delays in Belgium; little hope for mobile consolidation in Sweden; Virgin Media, O2 merger to be investigated by UK; Presidio buys Arkphire.

Viasat seizes control of destiny in Europe

By snapping up the remaining 51% stake of a wholesale broadband venture with Eutelsat, Viasat will ramp up its business in EMEA amid plans to launch a high-capacity ViaSat-3 satellite for the region.

NB-IoT is still traveling nowhere fast

With patchy coverage, high costs and a roaming headache, the ailing IoT standard desperately needs resuscitation.

EU slow to counter market abuse by big tech – auditors

The EU's auditor says Brussels has been slow to tackle anticompetitive behavior by big tech firms, as Brussels and Washington pursue investigations.

Eurobites: Proximus gets in on the drones act

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson upgrades CETIN's Czech network; Nokia touts 25G PON; Arcep lays down the law on FTTP line rental.

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