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Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefónica seek review of EU merger rules in response to policy paper

Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefónica and other European telecom companies have called for a review of EU merger rules to allow operators to merge in the bloc’s national markets to better attract investors.
The European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association, or ETNO, said in a response today to a European Commission policy

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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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