Tech Regulation

Belgium Auctions 5G licences for 1.2 Billion Euros

Mobile operators in Belgium have bid 1.2 billion euros ($1.26 billion) for fifth-generation (5G) mobile licences, the telecoms regulator said on Tuesday. Proceeds from the auction, which attracted bids from five operators, were 468.5 million euros higher than the minimum price, the regulator said. The Belgian regulator cleared the five entrants to the auction in […]

Britain to Give New Tech Regulator Statutory Powers

Britain will give statutory powers to a new technology regulator so it can enforce pro-competition rules and prevent tech giants including Google and Facebook from using their dominance to push out smaller firms and disadvantage consumers. “The government will introduce legislation to put the Digital Markets Unit on a statutory footing in due course,” the […]