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EU regulators may soon ask Big Tech, telecom companies for views on network costs fees

By Matthew Newman
  • 01 Jun 2022 17:36
  • 01 Jun 2022 17:36
Big Tech and telecom companies may soon be asked whether there’s a need to charge technology companies for sending large amounts of data traffic from their streaming services through telecom networks, a senior European Commission official has said.

European telecom companies such as Orange, Telefónica and Vodafone have called for a

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Matthew Newman

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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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