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163/2015
Thursday July 23, 2015

European Policy

US Senate paves the way for datasharing
Politico (July 22, 2015) Europeans would be able to take legal action against U.S. agencies that misuse their private data, under legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate.     read more...
European tech: In Silicon Valley’s shadow
Financial Times (July 21, 2015) Money is flowing into start-ups, but tough EU rules could dash hopes of a Google or Facebook rival.     read more...
WTO trade deal set to cut tariffs for 200 tech products
Euractiv (July 20, 2015) After months of delays, eighty countries negotiating over the Information Technology Agreement (ITA) reached a breakthrough at a meeting brokered by the World Trade Organization.     read more...
Government sets out code of practice for driverless car tests
Computerweekly (July 20, 2015) Business secretary Sajid Javid sets out plan to put the UK at the forefront of driverless vehicles.     read more...
BT/EE merger probe will factor in 3UK/O2 tie-up
Total Telecom (July 20, 2015) U.K. competition body publishes statement of issues in U.K. telecoms merger investigation.     read more...
Belgian court overturns Wallonia tax on mobile antennas
Telecompaper (July 17, 2015) Belgium's Constitutional Court has overturned the tax on mobile antennas imposed by the Wallonia region.     read more...
ITU: Global standards collaboration for a smarter, safer world
ETSI (July 17, 2015) Critical communications, IoT and 5G were in focus at the 19th meeting of the Global Standards Collaboration hosted by ITU in Geneva, 15-16 July 2015.     read more...
Government to give £5,000 cyber security boost to SMEs
Computer Weekly (July 16, 2015) The UK government has announced initiatives aimed at boosting SME cyber security, promoting the cyber security profession and supporting cyber security innovation projects.     read more...
Europe's first civil drone law gets a boost in Parliament
Euractiv (July 17, 2015) The EU came closer to getting its own laws on civil drone use, after a report outlining legislation plans was introduced in Parliament's Transport and Tourism Committee.     read more...

US & Global Policy

FCC set to approve AT&T's DirecTV takeover with conditions
Telecompaper (July 22, 2015) An order recommending the approval of AT&T’s acquisition of DirecTV has been circulated to the FCC commissioners, said chairman Tom Wheeler.     read more...
Senator urges probe of Apple's music streaming practices
Reuters (July 22, 2015) A U.S. senator wants two federal agencies to investigate whether Apple Inc is breaking antitrust law in how it treats music services that compete with the streaming service it launched in June.     read more...
NSA spied on Steinmeier
Politico (July 21, 2015) WikiLeaks has published new evidence that the U.S. National Security Agency targeted German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier back in 2005.     read more...
NHTSA chief: Agency reviewing safety rules for automated cars
Reuters (July 20, 2015) The head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the agency is reviewing federal vehicle safety rules to determine if they could conflict with self-driving vehicle systems.     read more...
Isis to cut private internet access in parts of Syria
Financial Times (July 20, 2015) Isis has ordered the shutdown of private internet access in the Syrian stronghold of Raqqa in a move that will severely restrict locals’ ability to maintain contact with the outside world.     read more...
Hollywood’s other piracy problem: 3-D printers
The Wall Street Journal (July 20, 2015) The steady rise of 3-D printing as an accessible activity for millions means that the specter of digital piracy, which has wreaked havoc on the media business in the Internet age, now hangs over sales of physical products long considered immune to such forces.     read more...
Mobile data could soon be included in federal analyses of high-speed Internet deployment
The Washington Post (July 18, 2015) Tom Wheeler has circulated a proposal to his fellow commissioners that would, if approved, kick off a process to add cellular carriers to an annual review of the U.S. broadband market.     read more...
These senators wanted an FCC probe of Internet prices. They’re going to be disappointed.
The Washington Post (July 17, 2015) Tom Wheeler said his agency lacks the kind of granular price data that Sanders and three other Democratic senators asked for in a letter they sent to the FCC.     read more...
Dish faces $3.3bn bill as FCC reportedly rejects spectrum discounts
Total Telecom (July 17, 2015) U.S. regulator concludes satellite TV company's bidding vehicles do not qualify for AWS-3 auction discounts.     read more...

Blogs & Opinions

The ubiquitous nature of the internet of everything (IoE) drives new network requirements
Cisco (July 21, 2015) The ubiquitous nature of Internet of Everything (IoE) is driving a digital transformation in many industries and businesses, writes Usha Andra, senior analyst on Cisco’s SP thought leadership team.     read more...
Forging a truly Transatlantic digital economy
Euractiv (July 20, 2015) TTIP remains an opportunity for the US and Europe to show that free data flow is good for innovation and economic growth, write Dean Garfield and John Higgins.     read more...
Uber executive talks tough on Europe
The New York Times (July 20, 2015) In its continuing regulatory standoff with European policy makers, Uber, the ride-booking company, is not backing down.     read more...
Cisco's John Chambers on two decades as chief: 'You have to let go'
The Telegraph (July 18, 2015) In interview before stepping down at the end of the month, internet giant's boss says Europe is ahead of US in new digital era.     read more...
Carlos López Blanco: 'Our customers know that Telefonica guarantees their confidentiality'
Telefonica (July 17, 2015) In a video interview, Carlos López Blanco, Global Head of Public and Regulatory Affairs at Telefónica, goes over the positioning keys of Telefónica in the new digital scenario.     read more...

Digital Economy

Apple posts 33% record revenue growth fuelled by iPhone, Apple Watch, China
Telecoms (July 22, 2015) Apple has laid claim to record revenue growth at the unveiling of its quarterly results.     read more...
Telefonica Deutschland to transfer redundant mobile sites to DT
Telegeography (July 20, 2015) As part of its ongoing network integration programme, Telefonica Deutschland has confirmed it is transferring 7,700 mobile telephone sites to Deutsche Telekom.     read more...
China's Huawei ahead of schedule on 2015 smartphone shipment target of 100 million
Reuters (July 20, 2015) Huawei is ahead of schedule on smartphone shipments and will meet its 2015 target of 100 million handsets before the end of the year.     read more...
KT, Nokia make good on MoU, launch IoT lab
Telecoms (July 20, 2015) Korean telco KT, alongside with Nokia Networks, has announced the launch of the country’s first dedicated lab for progressing the development of the internet of things.     read more...
KPN agrees new DSL access terms with Tele2, M7
Telecompaper (July 20, 2015) KPN announced agreements with Tele2 and M7 Group over access to its DSL network.     read more...
BT proceeds with G.fast plan, repeats warnings over Openreach split
Total Telecom (July 20, 2015) CEO Gavin Patterson threatens legal action should regulator Ofcom proceed with BT breakup.     read more...
América Móvil heats up Mexican market with free US roaming
Telecoms (July 20, 2015) There’s a storm brewing in Mexico it would seem, as América Móvil unveiled its 2Q15 results and introduced a new policy for Mexico-US roaming for its Mexican subsidiary, Telcel.     read more...
Windows 10 signifies Microsoft’s shift in strategy
The New York Times (July 20, 2015) Next week, when Microsoft releases Windows 10, the software will offer a mix of the familiar and new to the people who run earlier versions of it on more than 1.5 billion computers and other devices.     read more...

Technology Trends

High Fi: Hands-on with Google's wireless service, Project Fi
CNET (July 20, 2015) Launched three months ago in April, Project Fi is Google's foray into the mobile wireless service industry.     read more...
Casey Neistat’s Beme is a social app that aims to replace illusions with reality
The New York Times (July 20, 2015) Beme is new app that aims to redefine and simplify the way people express themselves using their smartphones.     read more...
The future of health rests on the internet of near things
The Telegraph (July 19, 2015) The Internet of Things promises to transform the way humanity operates and while some wearables have disappointed, our personal existence and survival is going to depend on this technology.     read more...
Building the super search engine
BBC (July 19, 2015) Search engines can index the web but they lack an understanding of what the user is looking for.     read more...
Summer in (San Fran) Cisco: From cloud to fog
TelecomTV (July 17, 2015) Cisco intends to transform to become a major builder of the IoT and has thus defined six "pillars" that will hold up the mighty roof.     read more...

Focus on

Happy Digital Summer
Brussels (July 23, 2015)
Some summer reads for Brussels tech wonks from ETNO’s #ThinkDigital blog - including Net Neutrality, Privacy & Protectionism, Super-connectivity, Internet Governance, repealing the telco framework, achieving a greener society and more.     read more...

Video



ETNO-MLex 2015 - Highlight video
(June 23, 2015)

Press Releases

Telenor: continued growth, outlook maintained (July 22, 2015)
In the second quarter of 2015, Telenor Group reported revenues of NOK 30.2 billion and organic revenue growth of 6%.


Deutsche Telekom to take over redundant mobile network sites from Telefónica Deutschland (July 20, 2015)
Telefónica Deutschland is transferring 7,700 mobile telephone sites to Deutsche Telekom.


Huawei reports H1 revenues up 30% (July 20, 2015)
Huawei announces 2015 H1 business results.


TeliaSonera Interim report January – June 2015 (July 17, 2015)
Second quarter summary


Ericsson reports second quarter results 2015 (July 17, 2015)
Reported sales increased by 11% YoY.


Reports

Ovum announces half-yearly global mobile subscription rankings
Ovum (July 22, 2015)


Gartner forecasts 59% mobile data growth worldwide in 2015
Gartner (July 22, 2015)


Internet of Things Foundation critical to enable connected products, assets, and supply chains
IDC (July 20, 2015)


ITU - Trends in telecommunication reform 2015: Getting ready for the digital economy
ITU (July 17, 2015)


Challenges for competition policy in a digitalized economy
European Parliament (July 2015)


Numbers

How to repurpose your content correctly


Source: Visualistan


Events

FT-ETNO 2015
Brussels (Oct 13, 2015)

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London, UK (Sept 16-18, 2015)

Bluetooth Europe
London, UK (Sept 15-16, 2015)

Cloud Brasil
Sao Paulo, BR (Sept 1-2, 2015)

Bluetooth Asia 2015
Shanghai, CHN (August 18-19, 2015)

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