Antitrust Antitrust

Orange, Proximus see off complaint over Belgian network-sharing agreement

By Andrew Boyce and Matthew Newman
  • 09 Jan 2023 13:22
  • 09 Jan 2023 13:22
Orange and Proximus have fended off an antitrust complaint by rival telecom operator Telenet against their Belgian network-sharing agreement, MLex has learned.
Ending a three-year investigation into the complaint, the Belgian Competition Authority has found that the cooperation between the country’s two largest mobile operators doesn’t break competition rules.


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Andrew Boyce


Andrew is a reporter covering merger reviews and competition policy for MLex in Brussels. He joined MLex in 2015 and holds a degree and a master’s degree in history from the University of Liverpool.

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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