Telecom Italia has been fined €103.8 million (US$135.9 million) by Italy's antitrust authority for abusing its market position in the country's fixed-line sector, reports Reuters. Responding to the judgment, the operator said in a statement that it "has always assured alternative operators full and equal access to its network," and that it intends to appeal. (See Euronews: Telecom Italia Suffers Sales Slump.)
Vodafone Group plc and Telefónica UK Ltd. (O2) are just two of the companies eyeing up a £1 billion ($1.54 billion) contract to provide secure radio networks for the U.K.'s emergency services, according to The Independent. For the past seven years, Australian conglomerate Macquarie has had a monopoly on the various contracts, but these are up for renewal between 2016 and 2022.