Orange Polska tests 5G until end of February

Orange Polska will go on with its 5G tests in Lublin and Warsaw. As readers might recall, in 2019, the operator conducted 5G tests with the broadest range in the country. Thanks to the extension of the testing licence by UKE, the telecom regulator, Orange will test 5G until 29 February.

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Romanian regulator sanctions operators for insufficient mobile voice coverage

ANCOM, the Romanian regulator, found non-compliance with network coverage obligations with all mobile operators in Romania. They imposed fines upon Orange, Vodafone, Telekom Mobile and RCS & RDS, totalling RON 1.61 million (EUR 337,000).

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Irish regulator finds non-compliance with net neutrality rules

Irish regulator ComReg found non-compliance with net neutrality rules with seven operators: Digiweb, Imagine, Pure Telecom, Three Ireland (Hutchison), Three Ireland Services, Virgin Media Ireland and Vodafone Ireland. The violations relate to transparency obligations.

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Belgian regulator analysed telecom service tariffs in six countries

Belgian regulator BIPT published a benchmark of telecom tariffs in Belgium and its five neighboring countries: the UK, France, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Germany. Its objective was to determine to what extent the price level of telecom products for residential users on the Belgian market compares to the price level of similar products in the neighbouring countries. The analysis was performed on the basis of tariff plan information collected by BIPT in August 2019.

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Slovak regulator consults on QoS monitoring system

Slovak regulator RÚ consults until 31 January 2020 on a monitoring system for measurement of selected parameters of internet access service quality. The regulator plans to introduce the application MobilTest, provided by Specure, as a certified measurement tool for the monitoring of both fixed and mobile internet access service quality, in line with the EU regulation 2015/2120 on open internet access.

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German operators join forces to build 6,000 masts

Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Deutschland and Telefonica have signed a letter of intent to jointly build 6,000 masts to meet their coverage obligations from the 5G auction last summer. 1&1 Drillisch has been invited to participate on condition of an equal contribution. Each operator shall build the same number of the masts, which then can be shared for installing the operators’ own active network elements.

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German Supreme Administrative Court bans DT’s Stream-On service

In mid-July, the German Supreme Administrative Court decided that the zero-rated offering of Deutsche Telekom – Stream-On – violates net neutrality principles. The operator has to either alter the offer or withdraw it from the market.

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Austrian Post faces € 18m penalty for violation of personal data protection

Austrian Post faces a scandal with storage of personal data of millions of customers without their consent, reported Die Presse. The data protection authority found the national post operator guilty of a violation of the GDPR rules implemented in May 2018 and imposed a penalty of € 18m on the Post. The Post will appeal against the decision.

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