Competition in the communications sector is complex and fast-changing. This presents both risks and opportunities to providers, as well as challenges for public authorities.

Our competition intelligence services help organisations understand the changing face of competition. We help them grasp the commercial and policy implications of new developments, and make decisions with efficiency and confidence.

Offered on a subscription basis, the service includes alerts, reports, and a database of case summaries written in English. You can also contact our competition law experts at any time for answers to specific questions.

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antitrust & mergers

Our Antitrust & Mergers service makes it simple to follow key trends in competition law and its enforcement. Covering the telecoms, media and postal sectors, as well as the digital economy, our intelligence helps leaders:

    • Stay informed on developments in abuse of dominance cases, covering infringements such as excessive pricing, predatory pricing, margin squeeze, self-preferencing, and tying and bundling.
    • Access data on the actions taken across the EU to address potentially anti-competitive agreements, such as network co-investment and sharing, and online sales restrictions in distribution agreements.
    • Track merger control cases to understand the wider implications of market consolidation for competition in Europe.

state aid & subsidies

Our State Aid & Subsidies service offers intelligence on subsidised telecoms projects across Europe. This includes a database of case summaries, as well as reports on EU state aid rules and how they apply to different projects.

Subscribe to our State Aid & Subsidies intelligence service to:

    • Understand the allowances and limits of public funding for broadband under EU state aid rules.
    • Follow the enforcement of state aid rules against tax benefits granted to large digital companies, such as Amazon and Apple.

Latest Antitrust & Mergers intelligence

Past and pending antitrust cases against biggest digital platforms
04 June 23 Janne Kalliala

This report provides an overview of antitrust cases brought against largest digital platforms – Amazon, Apple, Google (Alphabet), Meta Platforms (previously Facebook) and Microsoft – by the European Commission and national competition authorities.

Digital economy: competition policy papers, market studies and sector inquiries
04 June 23 Janne Kalliala

Competition cases as well as a significant number of policy papers and market studies show that, since the late 2010s, the digital and platform economy has been very high on the competition policy agenda in Europe.

Comparing the EU Digital Markets Act to big tech rules in Germany and the UK
04 June 23 Janne Kalliala

This report compares the DMA to national rules introduced in Germany and proposed in the UK.

Latest State Aid & Subsidies intelligence

European Investment Bank supports TIM’s 5G development with a €360m loan
09 May 23 Alessandro Mauro

The Italian telecoms incumbent will use the loan to expand its 5G coverage in the 700 MHz band by the end of 2025.

Italian authorities consult on voucher schemes
06 April 23 Janne Kalliala

Infratel Italia is consulting on proposed state aid schemes in the form of vouchers that would support the take-up of at least 300 Mbps broadband access services by families and of innovative applications (including cloud and artificial intelligence) by SMEs.

German ministry relaunches the implementation of the gigabit state aid scheme
04 April 23 Dieter Kronegger

The Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport issued new rules and two calls for the €12bn gigabit state aid scheme, which was already introduced by the previous government and approved by the European Commission in 2020.

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