Leading Spanish operators urge EU to unify telecoms rules

Tuesday 1 September 2015 | 08:34 CET | News
The leading executives of Telefonica, Vodafone and Orange have joined forces to call on the European Union to accelerate the implementation of EU-wide telecoms regulation so that they can compete on an equal footing with US internet companies such as Facebook and Google. Speaking at the XXIX telecommunications and digital economy meeting held at Menendez Pelayo university in Santander, Telefonica's chief operating officer Jose Maria Alvarez-Pallete said OTT players had been given an easy ride by national and European regulators compared to the restrictions imposed on operators and that five

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Companies: E-Plus / Facebook / Google / Orange / Telefonica / Vodafone / WhatsApp
Countries: Spain
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