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EU aims to liberalize telecom industry

June 28, 2006 at 8:03 AM   |   Comments

BRUSSELS, June 28 (UPI) -- The European Union plans to remove national barriers to the bloc's telecom industry to boost competition.

Viviane Reding, EU Information Society commissioner, said that the time was "long overdue" for member states "to prove that they really mean what they say in their Sunday speeches about jobs and growth."

Among the EU's proposals are enforcing a separation of telecoms firms' networks from their services, an idea already tried in the United States, the EU Observer reported.

Analysts look for the initiative to draw opposition from Berlin, which reportedly intends to protect Deutsche Telecom's status within the nation.

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