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EU telecom giants could see intra-EU call charges abolished, lawmakers’ draft report suggests

Deutsche Telekom, Telefónica, Vodafone and other telecom operators face a push to be banned from charging for intra-EU calls as a price for easing conditions for building high-speed 5G and fiber networks, MLex has learned.
The lawmaker leading the European Parliament's work on the Gigabit Infrastructure Act has proposed abolishing

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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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