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Euronews: Nov. 2

EE , Telia Company , TalkTalk , and Tiscali SpA are making waves in today's roundup of Euro telecom news bites.

  • The recently created UK mobile giant Everything Everywhere appears to be feeling less litigious these days since it has scrapped its plans to sue the UK government over proposed rules for an upcoming mobile broadband spectrum auction, according to a Financial Times report. This development could pave the way for the UK to auction new spectrum at 2.6GHz and 800MHz, which has been delayed and mired in legal disputes for several years. (See UK OK's 4G Spectrum Auction, UK Operators Brace for Spectrum Struggle, Ofcom Lawsuit Looms, and Ofcom Delays 2.6GHz Auction.)

  • The Clarion Hotel in Stockholm and Swedish operator TeliaSonera are looking to do away with hotel room keys as they test near field communications (NFC) technology that will enable hotels guests to use their mobile phones to access their hotel rooms. (See TeliaSonera Pilots NFC.)

  • UK regulator Ofcom has told broadband providers TalkTalk and Tiscali to get their respective acts together on the billing front or face possible financial penalties. After receiving more 1,000 complaints this year alone, Ofcom found that both companies had issued bills to consumers for services that had never been provided, and for services that had been provided at one time but had subsequently been cancelled. (See Ofcom Warns TalkTalk, Tiscali.)

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    — Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, Light Reading

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