Bruxelles met les bouchées doubles dans la course à la 5G La Tribune (Sept 30, 2015)
LUnion européenne a signé un accord de coopération avec la Chine pour peser davantage dans le développement de la prochaine génération de haut débit mobile. Après avoir pâti dun gros retard dans le déploiement de la 4G, Bruxelles mise sur ce type de partenariat pour jouer les premiers rôles dans la normalisation de cette technologie, fondamentale pour les entreprises du Vieux Continent.
Télécoms: Bruxelles freine la consolidation en Europe L'Opinion (Sept 13, 2015)
Les scandinaves TeliaSonera et Telenor renoncent à fusionner leurs filiales danoises en raison d'un probable veto de la Commission européenne. Celle-ci va maintenant se pencher sur les rapprochements entre opérateurs de télécoms britanniques.
Ed Vaizey delivers blow to rivals hopes of BT broadband split The Financial Times (Sept 30, 2015)
The UK minister overseeing the telecoms sector has poured cold water on the idea of separating BT from its broadband network, dismaying rival companies who want to break up the former national monopoly.
BT has come under attack from competitors such as Sky, Vodafone and TalkTalk over its ownership of the Openreach network.
EU to Rule on European, U.S. Data Pact Next Week The Wall Street Journal (Sept 29, 2015)
The European Unions highest court on Tuesday said it would decide early next week on a highly publicized case that could invalidate a data-transfer agreement between the EU and the U.S. that is crucial to thousands of businesses.
Relax Schrems, EU-US Safe Harbour ruling coming soon The Register (Sept 30, 2015)
Next Tuesday, Europes top court will decide whether the much-discussed and sometimes controversial EU-US data sharing deal provides enough privacy protection for citizens. Less than two weeks after the opinion of the European Court of Justice's Advocate General (AG), Yves Bot, became public, the body will rule on the Max Schrems case, which hinges on the implementation of the so-called Safe Harbour agreement.
German Perspective: EU and U.S. Data Protection Umbrella Agreement The National Law Review (Sept 30, 2015)
The Umbrella Agreement covers all personal data exchanged between the European Union and the United States. n Germany, first reactions by political commentators on the agreement are moderately optimistic and an important step to rebuild trust after the National Security Agency (NSA) spying revelations.
Google and Microsoft agree to lawsuit truce BBC News (Sept 30, 2015)
Eighteen lawsuits had been active between the companies, relating to uses of technologies in mobile phones, wifi and other areas.
Details of the deal were not shared, but in a joint statement the firms said they would "collaborate on certain patent matters"
China, EU, 5G and the Internet of the future Euractiv (Sept 28, 2015)
The road to 5G may be long and contain hurdles and a detour or two but European commissioner's visit to Beijing provides perfect opportunity to jumpstart the collaboration, writes Luigi Gambardella.
Evidence shows an urgent need to reform the rules on telecom markets Telefonica (Sept 17, 2015)
The survey reveals major changes in EU consumers communication habits; consumer concerns on the use of their personal data; consumer priorities on the options offered by smartphones, apps and Operating systems; and a consumer high satisfaction with regards to the telcos overall quality of service.
Europe any thoughts of adopting a failed GDPR must go! Ericsson (Sept 28, 2015)
Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands and the UK embody the digital change that Brussels wants to see in other European Union (EU) member states but these top European ICT performers must lead and show Brussels the way forward in order to create a vibrant European digital and data driven innovation economy!
Virgin Media announces Vivid 200Mbps broadband Telecoms (Sept 30, 2015)
Virgin Media today launched its Vivid 200Mbps broadband service with an offer to upgrade existing customers free. The Vivid brand will cover all its ultrafast broadband services, including its 100Mbps offering.
Four Thai telecom groups to join bids for 4G licences Reuters (Sept 30, 2015)
Thailand's four leading telecom operators have submitted proposals to join bids for new two licences of fourth-generation (4G) mobile services, the regulator said, a key step in supporting the digital economy policy of the military government.
Amazon enters 'gig economy' with Uber-for-packages service The Guardian (Sept 29, 2015)
Amazon has made its first serious foray into the so-called gig economy, advertising for part-time delivery drivers in Seattle as part of a programme called Amazon Flex. The drivers will be paid between $18-$25 an hour to work for the company, but they have to provide their own car and Android phone.
2.5 mln EU households to have smart home controllers by 2019 Telecompaper (Sept 28, 2015)
A total of 2.5 million Western European households will have a smart home controller by 2019, according to a research by Parks Associates. Smart home systems will need the flexibility to deliver multiple value propositions within the household, researchers said.
FT-ETNO Summit 2015 Policies and Regulation in the Digital Age: The New Wave Bruxelles (13 October 2015)
The FT-ETNO Summit will bring together thought leaders, top policymakers, business executives, regulators and investors for a collective discussion about what it will take to ensure European telecoms can flourish and achieve global competitiveness.
The Summit, now in its 6th successful year, will feature opinions from leading voices from across the sector. Chaired by the Financial Times, and organised in association with ETNO, there will be a strong emphasis on frank and high-level discussion.
Changes in TeliaSoneras management team(Sept 28, 2015)
TeliaSonera is combining the units Group Commercial and Group Technology into a new unit. Malin Frenning will leave TeliaSonera and Emil Nilsson will head Region Eurasia.