Europe faces funding gap for digital goals Out-Law (Oct 13, 2015)
Meeting the EU's goals will cost around 216 billion to implement, but research commissioned by professional services firm Boston Consulting Group found that only 110 billion is likely to be available from public and private funds.
Oettinger erwartet neuen Mobilfunkstandard in fünf Jahren Frankfurter Allgemeine (Oct 10, 2015)
Der künftige Mobilfunkstandard 5G für schnellere Datenverbindungen dürfte nach Einschätzung von EU-Digitalkommissar Günther Oettinger 2020 eingeführt werden. Die Europäer seien dabei im weltweiten Vergleich vorne dabei, sagte der CDU-Politiker der Deutschen Presse-Agentur in Brüssel.
European regulators take tough line on telecoms M&A Reuters (Oct 13, 2015)
The European Commission poured cold water on a call by telecoms companies on Tuesday for a more relaxed approach to mergers in the sector, fuelling fears that proposed deals in Britain and Italy may be derailed by competition authorities.
EU data privacy reforms speed up Euractiv (Oct 9, 2015)
The Council of Ministers approval of the data protection directive gives a push to the broader EU data protection reform, which negotiators have said they want to finish by the end of this year.
European court ruling reveals trust issue for U.S. tech Mercury News Editorial (Oct 12, 2015)
The European Union's highest court struck down the transatlantic agreement that allows tech companies to transfer Europeans' personal data to the United States, saying there aren't adequate provisions here to protect Europeans privacy.
The safe harbor wake-up call Politico (Oct 14, 2015)
Last week the ground-breaking ECJ ruling, Schrems vs Data Protection Commissioner, nullified the safe harbor scheme that had governed the transfer and storage of our data in the U.S. since 2000.
EU regulation could threaten telecoms market recovery report Telecoms (Oct 14, 2015)
The outlook for Europes telecoms service industry has gone from negative to stable, says Moodys Investors Service in a report published today. It predicts that collective revenues will grow by one to two per cent in the next 12-18 months as customers increase their demand for broadband and spend more. However the EU regulation of mergers could threaten the recovery, it warns.
Jusqu'où l'uberisation de la société va-t-elle aller ? Capital (Oct 8, 2015)
De meilleurs services pour un prix plus bas... On a du mal à y croire mais la récente baisse de tarifs du service VTC d'Uber, en réaction aux nouvelles offres commerciales des compagnies de taxis parisiens G7 et Taxis bleus qui cherchent à reconquérir les clients perdus.
BT urges Ofcom to investigate role of pay-TV The Financial Times (Oct 9, 2015)
BT will turn the tables on its rivals that have demanded it be broken up with a call on Ofcom to look at Skys dominance in pay-television as part of its sweeping review on the British communications market.
Israeli engineer designs grounded drone delivery service Reuters (Oct 14, 2015)
Israeli industrial designer Kobi Shikar has come up with the concept of a parcel delivery drone that will never get off the ground - and that's just fine with him. The Transwheel Delivery Drone is a sensor-packed motorized unicycle that Shikar says could be an earthbound alternative to Amazon's futuristic plans to use drone multicopters to deliver packages to your front door.
Google tracks everything you do: here's how to delete it Wired (Oct 14, 2015)
t's no secret that Google knows a lot about you. This week it made headlines when the internet realised that every time someone speak to Google, it records their voice. And you can listen back to it. But that isn't the only bit of Google data that users with the right know-how can track down.
Speaker update: Driving our Sustainable Future through ICT Brussels (28 October, 2015)
ETNO and GeSI are pleased to invite you to a conference on the growth opportunities offered by ICT accelerating climate action, which will take place in Brussels on Wednesday 28 October 2015. The event will analyse the role of information and communication technologies (ICT) in enabling greenhouse gas reductions and resilience building across all sectors, with insights into how current markets will change, and what new services will be needed.
Swisscom is equipping its mobile network for the future(Oct 8, 2015)
Every year, the data volume that customers use over the Swisscom mobile network doubles. Three innovative approaches should also help manage this growth in future: Swisscom is increasing network capacity in urban areas with microcells.
Orange partner of the Womens Forum 2015(Oct 14, 2015)
The partnership is additional proof of Oranges strong commitment to equal opportunity. Oranges presence at the Womens Forum illustrates the importance the operator places on developing women's leadership within its organisation.