DIGITAL third generation mobile operators are likely to be disappointed by the result of the first EU joint telecoms-transport council, which has refused to abide by their concerns over the European Commissions new draft guidelines regarding Significant Market Power (SMP).

These make it crystal clear that large 3G operators should follow EU restrictions on dominant telecoms operators regarding network sharing and limitations on takeover. The guidelines are to be written into the proposed EU telecoms framework directive.

A joint ...

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