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Consider EU phone prefix, common spectrum auctions to signal telecom 'single market,' Vestager says

The EU should be aiming at a single telecom market, for example through a single phone prefix, common wireless spectrum auctions and a smoothing over of differences between national regulators, the EU’s digital chief said today.
Margrethe Vestager, speaking at the European Parliament’s internal market committee, said it’s important to

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Matthew Newman

Chief Correspondent


Matthew Newman is a chief correspondent for MLex and writes about data protection, privacy, telecoms, cyber security and artificial intelligence. Matthew began his journalism career in 1991 in community newspapers. He worked as a reporter in Riga, Latvia in 1993 and then moved to Chicago where he covered local news. In 1995, he became a personal finance reporter for Dow Jones Newswires, and was then transferred to Brussels in 1999. He specialized in EU regulatory affairs, including trade and telecom issues. He began covering competition for Bloomberg News as an EU court reporter in 2004. In 2010, he was named spokesman for Viviane Reding, the EU’s justice commissioner. In January 2012, he helped launch the commission’s proposal to overall data protection rules.

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