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TPG announces Australian court challenge after network-sharing deal with Telstra is rejected

By James Panichi
  • 21 Dec 2022 01:05
  • 21 Dec 2022 01:05
Telstra’s attempt to enter into a mobile network-sharing arrangement with rival TPG Telecom was scuttled today, with Australia’s competition enforcer reaffirming its long-held belief that the telecommunications industry — and, in particular, mobile telephony — is too concentrated.

In a statement blocking the deal published today (see here), the Australian Competition &

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James Panichi

Senior Editor, Asia Pacific


James, an Australian journalist with over 25 years’ experience in print and electronic media, helps to oversee MLex’s coverage of regulatory risk in Asia, with special attention to Australia and New Zealand. In 2016, James was appointed as MLex’s managing editor for continental Europe, overseeing the Brussels bureau’s coverage of EU regulatory affairs and managing a team of 16 journalists in Brussels and Geneva. Previously James worked for the European Voice newspaper, before joining the European operation of US political website Politico as an investigative reporter specializing in governance, transparency and lobbying.

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