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Factor telecom giants' return on investments into network-sharing charges, EU regulators told

By Matthew Newman
  • 23 Jan 2023 14:41
  • 23 Jan 2023 14:41
European telecom watchdogs were told by EU officials that dominant telecom companies had to be allowed “a reasonable rate of return” for capital spent on their networks when calculating how much they could charge rivals for access, according to a draft document seen by MLex.

The European Commission’s order to national regulatory authorities

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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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