EU: Both the EU Commission and the EU Parliament oppose the French decision to tax ISPs to compensate the stop of advertisement on state-owned TV channels.
EU approves the purchase of Navteq by Nokia for about €5.5bn
A new wind is blowing in Europe: mobile users could be charged to receive calls in the UK
Spain: the regulator CMT estimates that mobile call charges would drop by over 6% in 2008. The Spanish National Competition Commission (CNC) reports that Telefonica, Vodafone, and Orange were using price collusion and anti-competitive practices. They could be fined as much as a combined €1.5bn.
The Irish government plans to invest €435m in next generation broadband infrastructure.
Belarus is planning to award 3G licenses soon.
TRC (Jordan' s telecom regulator) plans to tender 3G licenses soon. It is also mulling a possible fourth GSM license.
The Oman' s government is considering selling the sale of a portion of its stake in Omantel.