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EU agrees cap on international call fees by 2019, 5G network by 2020
The Euro-Parliament and Council reached political agreement to update the EU's telecoms rules late Tuesday, giving EU citizens access to a 5G network by 2020 ...
Connected Communities
The European Commission launched on 10 July launches the "Connected Communities" initiative – an umbrella for several systems designed to connect towns, ...
European Parliament formally adopts new telecom rules and caps expensive intra-EU calls
The European Parliament has today formally confirmed the deal reached last June between MEPs and Member States on a broad reform of the EU’s telecoms rules.
BEUC and MEPs call for end to high international phone and SMS costs in EU
The European Consumer Organisation and Members of the European Parliament from across political ailes today called on the European Commission to bring down ...
EU radio spectrum deal paves way for 5G
The European Parliament, the EU Council and the Commission have reached a provisional political agreement on several important parts regarding the EU's new ...
Fast and ultra-fast broadband in Europe - consumer - business guide
Three complementary measures to facilitate the roll out and take up of fast and ultra-fast broadband in the EU have been adopted today by the European ...
Europe's Galileo satnav system goes live
Europe's satellite navigation system Galileo goes live for public authorities and businesses on Thursday, with the promise of accurate, fast and more reliable ...
Sizing up Europe's app economy
The EU's app sector has gone from zero to digital superhero in less than five years. By 2018 it could employ 4.8 million people and contribute €63 billion to ...
Telecoms: Recommendation on relevant markets
The European Commission – in agreement with Member States - decided on 9 October that two telecom markets should no longer be subject to regulation in Europe, ...
Telecoms sites misleading customers, EU sweep shows
Sites offering telecoms services could be infringing EU consumer law, according to results of an EU-wide screening of websites offering fixed/mobile phone, ...
As the world moves rapidly towards an Internet-based economy, directly affecting everything from traditional services such as banking and insurance to new ...
Roaming in the EU - New figures highlight continuing high costs - BEUC
Following today's publication by the European Commission of its pan-EU household survey on telecoms roaming costs, Monique Goyens, Director General of The ...
EU spectrum boost for connectivity in run-up to 5G
The EU adopted a decision on opening the 700 MHz frequency band for wireless broadband services Tuesday, in order to boost mobile connectivity and drive the ...
Telecoms: new measures to counter data roaming bill shocks from 1 July; lower roaming call price caps - guide
From 1 July 2010 consumers no longer need to worry about accidentally running up huge bills when they connect to the internet using mobile networks via a phone ...
EU roaming charges come down before their end in 2017
Texting or surfing online from another EU Member State (roaming) became cheaper Saturday as new rules on roaming and net neutrality entered into force.
Political agreement on the rules shaping the telecommunication markets in the 5G era
The European Parliament and the Council reached late on 5 June a political agreement to update the EU's telecoms rules. The new European Electronic ...
Special Eurobarometer survey: roaming in 2010
Almost three quarters of Europeans are worried about the cost of using their mobile phone when travelling in the EU a survey released by the European ...
Europeans use mobile phones more when travelling abroad, but still worry about costs: EU survey
Almost three quarters of Europeans are worried about the cost of using their mobile phone when travelling in the EU a survey released by the European ...
EU investigation against Google in relation to Android mobile operating system
The European Commission has opened formal proceedings against Google to investigate in-depth if the company’s conduct in relation to its Android mobile ...
The Data Retention Directive
The Data Retention Directive was adopted in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Madrid in 2004 and London in 2005 as there was a sense of urgency to ...
Commission plans to digitise Europe's industry
The European Commission set out plans Tuesday to help European industry make the most of new digital technologies and to boost investment in the sector.
MEPs support the universal mobile phone charger
On 26 September, the Internal Market & Consumer Protection Committee of the European Parliament unanimously adopted MEP Weiler’s report on the proposed ...
EU accepts BT/Ofcom plans for fibre broadband 'virtual unbundling'
The European Commission has accepted UK telecoms regulator Ofcom's proposal to oblige British Telecom to provide 'virtual' access to its optical fibre ...
New way forward for Galileo satellite navigation - guide
The European Commission has proposed today the new framework for the financing and governance of the two European satellite navigation programmes Galileo and ...
Europeans start to roam like at home
Europeans are aware of new EU mobile roaming rules and have started changing their habits when travelling abroad, a survey conducted after the first summer ...
Telecoms policies in the European Union
Business news about Telecommunications Policy in the European Union.
Galileo, the EU's satellite navigation programme
Galileo, the EU's satellite navigation programme, has placed two more satellites into orbit. The lift-off took place on 27 March at 22.46 CET from the European ...
Digital Agenda Review - new digital priorities for 2013-2014
The European Commission has adopted seven new priorities for the digital economy and society. The digital economy is growing at seven times the rate of the ...
The European Commission has launched two public consultations related to access for alternative operators to the fixed telephone and broadband networks of ...
The European Commission has launched two public consultations related to access for alternative operators to the fixed telephone and broadband networks of ...
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