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Deutsche Telekom, Orange would wait two years for EU telecom gear bill to take effect under last draft

Deutsche Telekom, Orange and Vodafone may have to wait two years before an EU measure to streamline the approval process for infrastructure projects — such as masts, towers and cable ducts — will go into force, MLex has learned.
The EU’s draft Gigabit Infrastructure Act, which replaces the 2014 Broadband

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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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