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Sept 17, 2015

European Policy

Joint industry statement - Powerful digital highways for Europe’s connected and automated driving
ETNO (Sept 16, 2015) The Automotive and telecom industries have launched joint EU Dialogue at the Frankfurt IAA under the auspices of Commissioner Oettinger.     read more...
EU consumer survey reveals major changes in communication habits
ETNO (Sept 11, 2015) ETNO and ComRes, the leading research consultancy, have presented today a new consumer survey on the digital habits and expectations of Europeans in nine major EU markets.     read more...
ETNO ThinkDigital interview:Aiming for the highest standard of 5G in Europe
ETNO (Sept 14, 2015) Pierre-Yves Danet, Head of European collaborative Research at Orange Labs and Chair of ETNO's Research and Innovation Working Group shares advice on what Europe can do to remain a global leader in the race for 5G and how start-ups and telcos can collaborate.     read more...
ETNO: Riforma Tlc, ecco cosa vogliono i consumatori europei
Key4biz (Sept 14, 2015) 94% of respondents in the framework of Digital Consumer Survey, commissioned by ETNO, think that the old phone booth is now a museum piece and the phone may end quietly through the shredder.     read more...
European views on communications services
USTelecom (Sept 14, 2015) As the European Commission continues to evaluate and review the regulatory framework for electronic communications networks and services, a new survey by ETNO reveals major changes in digital habits and expectations of consumers in nine major European Union markets.     read more...
May seeks backing for surveillance laws
Financial Times (Sept 16, 2015) Britain’s largest internet providers and US technology groups are being called into the Home Office as ministers seek support for controversial surveillance legislation that has been dubbed a “snooper’s charter” by critics.     read more...
Free et Orange dénoncent l'augmentation de la 'taxe télécoms'
La Tribune (Sept 13, 2015) The choice of the government to increase the tax on ISPs to bail broadcasting in 2016 has angered the CEO of Orange who will challenge this decision.     read more...
European consumers want their comms cake - and to eat it too
TelecomTV (Sept 15, 2015) One of the European Commission's many, and apparently interminable, 'Works in Progress' is the endlessly ongoing evaluation and review of the regulatory framework for electronic comms networks and services across the member states of the European Union.     read more...
Have your say on Internet speed & quality: the European Commission launches a 360° review of telecoms rules
European Commission (Sept 11, 2015) The Commission is opening a debate on the future of Europe's telecoms rulebook.     read more...
Do competition watchdogs have their eye on the telecoms M&A party?
The Independent (Sept 12, 2015) Those pesky competition watchdogs appear to want to shut down the telecoms M&A party. At least that’s what investors feared as the European Commission blocked the merger of Scandinavian rivals TeliaSonera and Telenor.     read more...

US & Global Policy

White House says Obama will raise cyber concern with China's Xi
Reuters (Sept 15, 2015) President Barack Obama will raise concerns about cyber security with Chinese President Xi Jinping when they meet in Washington this month.     read more...
Ex-spies join cybersecurity fight
The Wall Street Journal (Sept 15, 2015) When firewalls fail to thwart cyberattacks, former Israeli spies are coming to the rescue.     read more...
Russian man pleads guilty in U.S. over record cyber heist
Reuters (Sept 15, 2015) A Russian man pleaded guilty to involvement in what authorities called the largest computer hacking scheme ever prosecuted in the United States.     read more...
Homeland Security websites vulnerable to cyber attack: audit
Reuters (Sept 15, 2015) The U.S. department charged with protecting government computers needs to secure its own information systems better.     read more...
China, ASEAN to beef up crackdown on cybercrime
Xinhuanet (Sept 14, 2015) The Chinese Ministry of Public Security called on China and ASEAN to strengthen cooperation in the fight against cross-border cybercrime.     read more...
Google found guilty of ‘abusing dominant market position’ in Russia
The Wall Street Journal (Sept 14, 2015) Russian antitrust agency will have 10 business days to issue its ruling on the case in full.     read more...
Obama pledges $160M to develop 'Smart Cities' apps
CNET (Sept 14, 2015) The Obama administration earmarks $160 million to help entrepreneurs, civic leaders and nonprofits work together to develop apps to tackle issues like traffic congestion and crime.     read more...
FCC starts shot clock on Charter-Time Warner merger review
The Hill (Sept 11, 2015) The Federal Communications Commission started an informal 180-day shot clock of its review of the merger between Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable.     read more...
Lyft automatically opts you into receiving robocalls. That doesn’t sit well with the FCC
The Washington Post (Sept 11, 2015) Lyft and First National Bank are on notice for violating federal telemarketing rules.     read more...
India greenlights spectrum trading and sharing
Developing Telecoms (Sept 10, 2015) The Indian government has approved the trading of mobile spectrum airwaves between operators.     read more...

Blogs & Opinions

Oettinger's blog: Automated Driving
European Commission (Sept 16, 2015) Round table during the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA): automated and connected cars.     read more...
Few cyber attacks sophisticated, says Telefonica security chief
Computer Weekly (Sept 11, 2015) Most big data breaches are enabled by spear phishing and a lack of capabilities to detect and respond to intrusions, not sophisticated malware or attack techniques, says Telefonica's head of security.     read more...
Loi Lemaire, droit à l’oubli, loi Renseignement : interview de la présidente de la CNIL
Next Impact (Sept 15, 2015) While Axelle Lemaire prepares to file a bill to reform the Data Protection Act, here you find an interview to Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, president of the National Commission on Informatics and Liberties (CNIL).     read more...
Ostrich or Eagle: How CIOs can address the shocking reality of shadow IT
Cisco (Sept 16, 2015) In the last month, I have shared some startling statistics about unknown cloud services, or Shadow IT, use in today’s organizations, writes Jennifer Wei Marketing Management Specialist at Cisco.     read more...
What internet speed will you need in 10 years?
The Digital Post (Sept 16, 2015) The European Commission has just launched a consultation to look into the needs for Internet speed and quality beyond 2020. We need to make sure that our broadband policies are driven by a vision that takes into account all the different scenarios, says Anna Krzyżanowska, Head of Unit Broadband at DG CONNECT.     read more...

Digital Economy

Liberty, Vodafone struggle to reach merger agreement
Telecompaper (Sept 16, 2015) Liberty Global is struggling to reach agreement with Vodafone Group about an exchange or combination of assets.     read more...
Altice sells Cabovisao, ONI to Apax
Total Telecom (Sept 16, 2015) French cable group required to hive off assets as part of Portugal Telecom acquisition.     read more...
Eircom rebrands as 'eir', launches 1 Gbps fibre broadband
Telecompaper (Sept 16, 2015) Irish telecoms company Eircom has announced its rebranding as 'eir'.     read more...
Huawei hosts the 2nd Global Services Forum to explore ways of re-architecting operations and infrastructure for new growth
ADNKronos (Sept 15, 2015) Huawei opened the 2nd Global Services Forum in Zurich, Switzerland.     read more...
Three UK announces VoLTE launch and 800 MHz roll-out
Telecoms (Sept 14, 2015) Three is marketing VoLTE + 800 MHz as 4G Super-Voice to try to make the concept a bit easier for consumers to digest.     read more...
China’s slowing economy won’t discourage tech giants
The Telegraph (Sept 14, 2015) The global tech industry is in the throes of a love affair with China. Those companies that are there want to be bigger there.     read more...
Feu vert américain au rachat d'Alcatel-Lucent par Nokia
Journal du Net (Sept 14, 2015) Nokia said it has received regulatory approval from the competition authorities in the United States to buy the French-American company Alcatel-Lucent.     read more...
Comcast to sell data services to big firms nationwide
The Wall Street Journal (Sept 16, 2015) Comcast said it would start selling Internet and phone services to large businesses nationwide.     read more...
Hutchison seeks EU okay for O2 buy amidst regulatory headwinds
Reuters (Sept 11, 2015) Hutchison Whampoa sought EU approval for its 10.25-billion-pound bid for Telefonica's British mobile unit O2.     read more...
U.S. tech companies cozy up to China
The Wall Street Journal (Sept 13, 2015) U.S. technology companies face a tough choice when it comes to doing business in China.     read more...

Technology Trends

The next generation of LTE will be ready for businesses in 2016, Verizon says
The Washington Post (Sept 16, 2015) The next generation of 4G LTE will be coming to manufacturers, hospitals, universities and other business customers next year, Verizon confirmed.     read more...
Orange Romania launches VoLTE; Wi-Fi calling to follow
Telegeography (Sept 14, 2015) Orange Romania launched voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) technology on its commercial network.     read more...
Telekom Austria partners ANTIK Telecom for satellite TV
Telegeography (Sept 14, 2015) Telekom Austria has inked a deal with the Slovakian firm ANTIK Telecom and the satellite operator Eutelsat to support the launch of a new direct-to-home (DTH) satellite TV service in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.     read more...
BH Telecom adds new phones from Samsung, Huawei
Telecompaper (Sept 14, 2015 ) Bosnian operator BH Telecom and Samsung have presented in Sarajevo the new Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ smartphone.     read more...
Thinking about buying a new iPhone? Read this first
The Washington Post (Sept 14, 2015) Apple's begun taking preorders for the new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, and by all accounts, it looks like another record launch.     read more...

Focus on

Mergers in mobile communications: new CERRE study highlights trade-off between investment growth and price increases
Brussels (Sept 15, 2015)
An increase in market concentration in the mobile communications industry generates a true economic trade-off. This is the important finding of a new, original report published by the Centre on Regulation in Europe, the Brussels-based think tank.     read more...


Live debate on 22 September, 2pm CET: Send in your questions to panellists via #ViEUwsTech
(Sept 22, 2015)

Press Releases

Swisscom TV 2.0: on track for further growth with even more entertainment (Sept 15, 2015)
Each day around 1,250 customers switch to Swisscom TV 2.0.

MS@Work 2015 Award for Proximus (Sept 14, 2015)
Proximus received the MS@Work 2015 Award.

Huawei and Deutsche Telekom work on 'Digital Silk Road' (Sept 14, 2015)
Deutsche Telekom is extending its public cloud offering to the Chinese market.

ElevenPaths acquires GesConsultor (Gesdatos), the leading governance, risk & compliance platform in Spain (Sept 14, 2015)
GesConsultor will be offered internationally as part of Telefónica’s security services portfolio.

AT&T expands leadership role in smart cities (Sept 14, 2015)
AT&T is continuing to lead innovation for smart cities with Industrial Internet of Things technology.


Digital Consumer Survey
ETNO (September 2015)

French consumers use web more, trust it less
Telecompaper (Sept 14, 2015)

Germany IT spending forecast by segment
IDC (September 14, 2015)

Public consultation on the needs for Internet speed and quality beyond 2020
European Commission (Sept 11, 2015)

Public consultation on the evaluation and the review of the regulatory framework for electronic communications networks and services
European Commission (Sept 11, 2015)


A guide to mobile email marketing

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Next Week

How to connect the dots to a Digital Single Market? - Please share your questions via #viEUwsTech (Sept 22, 2015)

FT Cybersecurity Summit Europe 2015 (Sept 22, 2015)
London, UK

IoT Security (Sept 22-23, 2015)
Boston, MA Usa

HetNet world & WiFi world Summit (Sept 22-23, 2015)
Barcelona, ES

CEM in Telecoms European Summit (Sept 22-24, 2015)
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FT-ETNO Summit 2015
Brussels, BL (Oct 13, 2015)

ITU Telecom World 2015
Budapest, H (Oct 12-15, 2015)

Beijing, CHN (Oct 13-15, 2015)

Driving our Sustainable Future through ICT - A joint ETNO-GeSI event
Brussels, BL (Oct 28, 2015)

Big Data Telecoms Nordics
Stockholm, SW (Nov 24-25, 2015)

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