Month: February 2014

Telefonica/KPN: hard time for consolidation and weddings in the mobile market

The Competition directorate of the European Commission, lead by Joachim Almunia, has started an in-depth analysis of the proposed merger between the German mobile branches of Telefonica and KPN. The procedure, so called “Phase II” under the merger rules, will analyze in details the…

The Netflix/Comcast deal: nothing to do with Net Neutrality?

(SEE UPDATE BELOW VERIZON/NETFLIX DEAL) Today the press is reporting about a deal between Netflix and Comcast, which will allow the movie provider to connect directly to the network of the broadband provider. I understand that this is a direct peering agreement, but not…

Hyperlinks, interrupted

The Court of Justice of the European Union released today a sentence (Judgment in Case C‑466/12 Nils Svensson and Others v Retriever Sverige AB) which may have unpredictable impact onto the Internet environment. The parties in front of the Court discussed whether publication of clickable internet links…