telecoms

Vodafone, Idea merge to create India's biggest telecoms company

British telecoms giant Vodafone will merge its Indian subsidiary with domestic rival Idea Cellular to create the country's largest telecoms operator, it was announced Monday.

Last hurdle cleared to end mobile roaming changes in the EU by June

The last hurdle has been cleared to finalize an agreement that will end mobile roaming charges in the European Union by mid-June, the European Commission said Wednesday.

EU launches new bid to prevent abuse after roaming fees end in 2017

Telecommunication companies should be in charge of preventing abuse once the European Union does away with mobile roaming fees next year, the bloc's executive proposed Wednesday, following an uproar over an earlier attempt to curb misuse.

EU to rethink mobile roaming guidelines after uproar

The European Commission has withdrawn a proposal that would allow mobile phone companies to continue charging roaming fees in some situations despite pledges to scrap the rates entirely, it announced Friday, following an uproar over the plans.

EU approves Italian mobile phone merger, but requires French access

The European Commission gave the go-ahead Thursday to a merger between two of Italy's four mobile phone operators - Wind and 3 Italia - on the condition that they make space for France's Iliad to enter the market as a new competitor.

Mobile roaming charges in EU drop further

Mobile phone users travelling in the European Union will pay less to make a call, send a text message or check emails from Saturday, as the bloc prepares to do away with most roaming charges in 2017.