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France takes Apple and Google to court over unfair contracts with app developers

2018-03-14 16:10:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Apple and Google face legal action at the Paris commercial court that could result in a fine of EUR 2 million for unfair commercial practices. The case was brought on behalf of the French finance minister, Bruno Le Maire, by the French Directorate for fair trading, consumer affairs and fraud control (DGCCRF). It centres on the contractual terms imposed by the two companies on content and app developers selling software on Google Play and Apple's App Store.

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EU data roaming traffic jumps 435% in Q3 after RLAH implementation

2018-03-14 14:42:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Data roaming traffic in the EU rose 435 percent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2017 to over 84 million GB, according to a report from the EU regulatory group Berec. The first quarter after the implementation of 'roam like at home' charging in the EU shows the measure is a "clear success from the end-user point of view", said Johannes Gungl, chairman of Berec, at a debriefing following Berec's latest plenary meeting. 

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White House looking into tariffs against Chinese tech, telecom imports - report

2018-03-14 08:57:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) After recently setting new tariffs on the import of aluminum and steel, US President Donald Trump is preparing new ones, but this time on USD 60 billion worth of Chinese imports, Reuters reported, citing sources close to the matter. The tariffs will be targeted at up to 100 products, with special aim taken at technology, telecom and intellectual property. The White House declined to comment on the size or timing of any move. 

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