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Thursday Feb 19, 2015

European Policy

Andrus Ansip: 'We have to create the Digital Single Market'
Deutsche Welle (Feb 17, 2015) DW speaks to Andrus Ansip, the European Commission's new vice-president for the Digital Single Market.     read more...
Net Neutrality's technical troubles
IEEE Spectrum (Feb 12, 2015) After years of fence-sitting, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission has come down strongly in favor of Net neutrality.     read more...
Why download Europe’s lousy broadband policy?
The Wall Street Journal (Feb 11, 2015) As FCC prepares to treat Internet companies like public utilities under Title II, it is worth asking how government regulation of the Internet would actually work.     read more...
Oettinger: IT sector needs new 'generation of Shakespeares'
Euractiv (Feb 17, 2015) A meeting in Berlin between representatives from European startups and EU decision-makers stirred ignited debate over EU digital policies.     read more...
Fighting back: EU to take on the hackers
IPPRO (Feb 18, 2015) The threat posed by cybercrime, cyber espionage and attacks against critical online infrastructure is developing apace.     read more...
Digital revolution on Competitiveness Council's agenda
Europolitics (Feb 18, 2015) Debates are planned on 2-3 March on digitisation of industry and legislation on big data.     read more...
Compromise in sight on roaming and net neutrality
Europolitics (Feb 18, 2015) The Latvian EU Presidency will ask, on 4 March, for a mandate to begin three-way talks with the EP on the telecoms package.     read more...
Portugal allows use of UWB technology
Telecompaper (Feb 16, 2015) Portugal's National Communications Authority (Anacom) has implemented an EU decision allowing the use of radio spectrum for equipment using ultra-wideband (UWB) technology.     read more...
Espagne: controverse sur la fibre optique
Les Echos (Feb 17, 2015) Telecom operators compete on new regulations driven by the competition authority.     read more...
EU Competition Chief Vestager speaks on Gazprom, Google and Tax
The Wall Street Journal (Feb 18, 2015) Margrethe Vestager discussed with WSJ the EU’s competition cases against Gazprom and Google.     read more...

US & Global Policy

Tech companies are caught in the middle of terror fight
The Wall Street Journal (Feb 17, 2015) Governments that once assailed tech giants for cooperating with the NSA are now pressuring them to open up encryption.     read more...
Google joins fight to curb US data hunt
Financial Times (Feb 19, 2015) Google has joined the battle against efforts by US law enforcement agencies to search for personal data held on servers outside the US.     read more...
White House. Red Chair. Obama meets Swisher.
Re/code (Feb 13, 2015) Re/code's Kara Swisher interviews President Barack Obama at Stanford University.     read more...
Big Telecom tried to kill net neutrality before it was even a concept
Aestechnica (Feb 15, 2015) Some telecom executives and Republicans in Congress are calling new net neutrality rules an “extreme” and “backwards” proposal, and they’re investigating the President’s role in pushing for it.     read more...
Pai, O'Rielly criticize draft as excessively regulatory
TRI (Feb 15, 2015) Republican FCC Commissioners Ajit Pai and Mike O'Rielly separately said that the draft open Internet order circulating at the Commission is far more regulatory.     read more...
Dictators love the FCC’s plan to regulate the Internet
The Wall Street Journal (Feb 17, 2015) FCC will stop accepting public comments on the divisive plan to regulate the Internet as a public utility today before bringing the matter to vote on Feb. 26.     read more...
US wireless: After the spectrum rush
Financial Times (Feb 17, 2015) What will US satellite TV group Dish do with billions of dollars’ worth of stockpiled spectrum?     read more...
Russian researchers expose breakthrough in U.S. spying program
Reuters (Feb 17, 2015) NSA has figured out how to hide spying software deep within hard drives made by Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba and other top manufacturers.     read more...
Kaspersky: Russian report says 100 groups hit by $1bn cyber attack
Financial Times (Feb 15, 2015) As many as 100 banks and other financial institutions around the world have been hit by one of the most sophisticated cyber attacks to strike the finance industry.     read more...
Cybersecurity summit exposes Silicon Valley’s privacy fears
The Wall Street Journal (Feb 13, 2015) Speaking just before Barack Obama at a conference on computer security, Tim Cook gave perhaps one of the most impassioned defenses of digital privacy from a corporate executive.     read more...

Opinions & Blogs

Why national telecoms law is no longer relevant and no longer works
The Digital Post (Feb 16, 2015) Is there a single reason why we need national telecoms law in the digital age in the European Union?     read more...
Europe: Now is the time to fix copyright!
The Digital Post (Feb 13, 2015) Have you ever tried to explain copyright to a teenager? I did. It doesn’t make any sense to them.     read more...
Oettinger's Blog: Twitter Chat on EU copyright: How do YOU want it to be?
European Commission (Feb 17, 2015) The European Commission wants to modernise EU copyright rules and adapt them to today's needs and behaviour.     read more...
Your opportunity to give views on how to build a digital Europe: Ask Ansip
European Commission (Feb 12, 2015) 'As we continue to gather ideas for how to build a Digital Single Market, I'd like to let you know that I will soon hold another'says Andrus Ansip.     read more...
The digital black hole: will it delete your memories?
The Guardian (Feb 16, 2015) Google’s vice-president Vint Cerf has warned that all digitally stored information could be wiped out by tech upgrades, putting the sum total of human knowledge under threat.     read more...

Digital Economy

Orange shows signs of stabilisation
Financial Times (Feb 17, 2015) Orange predicted that profitability would stabilise this year as Europe’s largest mobile operator by subscribers said it had successfully defended margins in 2014 thanks to aggressive cost-cutting.     read more...
Telekom Austria's A1 arm in NFV test
Total Telecom (Feb 18, 2015) Operator partners with NEC-owned NetCracker for virtual modem field trial.     read more...
Western executives should speak truth to Chinese power
Financial Times (Feb 17, 2015) If anyone can help technology group Huawei overcome its (possibly undeserved) reputation as a snooping arm of the Chinese state, it is Lord Browne of Madingley, who has been recruited by the group.     read more...
Telecoms tycoon seeks to buy out Vivendi from Numericable-SFR
Reuters (Feb 18, 2015) Billionaire Patrick Drahi is aiming to buy Vivendi's 20 percent stake in Numericable-SFR to strengthen his grip on France's No.2 telecoms group.     read more...
Telecom Italia starts work on name change
Total Telecom (Feb 16, 2015) Telecom Italia plans to unite its fixed, mobile and Internet service offerings under the TIM brand.     read more...
Vodafone Ireland to join quad-play fray
Total Telecom (Feb 16, 2015) Vodafone Ireland plans to enter the quad-play market with the launch of a TV service.     read more...
Samsung and Microsoft mobile sales in Europe hit by Apple devices
Financial Times (Feb 17, 2015) European sales of mobile phones from Samsung and Microsoft fell more than a fifth in 2014 owing to the success both of Apple’s latest premium devices and low-cost Asian alternatives.     read more...
Samsung buys mobile payments firm LoopPay to take on Apple Pay
The Guardian (Feb 19, 2015) Smartphone maker aiming for the ‘smartest, most secure, user-friendly mobile wallet’ that will work with retailers’ existing point-of-sale terminals.     read more...
Altice steps up Bouygues Telecom interest
Total Telecom (Feb 16, 2015) Altice has ramped up its interest in acquiring Bouygues Telecom, a deal that would create a new leader in France's mobile market.     read more...
France says Cisco to invest 100 million euros in French startups
Reuters (Feb 16, 2015) U.S. network equipment maker Cisco plans to invest $100 million in French start-ups.     read more...

Technology Trends

Nokia brings its telco cloud to radio access networks
TelecomTV (Feb 17, 2015) Nokia Networks is expanding its telco cloud services with a new architecture for highly scalable, flexible and efficient cloud-based radio access networks (RAN).     read more...
Twitter’s new tool should help curb those embarrassing social media hacks
The Washington Post (Feb 17, 2015) Twitter introduced a new feature that allows users to share Twitter accounts without also having to share passwords.     read more...
YouTube is 10 years old, but what will it look like in 2025?
The Guardian (Feb 16, 2015) Predictions for the future of Google’s online video service, from sports rights and games to co-viewing and voice recognition.     read more...
In ‘People Analytics,’ you’re not a human, you’re a data point
The Wall Street Journal (Feb 16, 2015) Imagine a top corporate executive of the future. Instead of finding out what’s going on in her company by asking her subordinates, she consults a digital dashboard     read more...
Five ways that Apple is already positioned to be a car company
Bloomberg (Feb 15, 2015) Apple may already be positioned to evolve into a global automaker in many ways that other Silicon Valley companies aren’t.     read more...

Focus on

ETNO #ThinkDigital Interview: Support entrepreneurship, reform the rules of the past
Brussels (Feb 19, 2015)
In this week’s ETNO #ThinkDigital interview, Orange’s Deputy CEO Pierre Louette discusses the digital ecosystem, start-ups and how regulation and policymaking can promote a more innovative and investment-conducive environment.     read more...


Future of telecommunications, technology and business: futurist speaker Gerd Leonhard
(January 6, 2015)

Press Releases

Orange 2014 annual results (Feb 17, 2015)
Orange achieves all its 2014 targets.

Deutsche Telekom: hub raum believes in video consultancy and invests in flexperto (Feb 13, 2015)
hub:raum welcomes its ninth investment with the flexperto team.

AB welcomes Proximus as new partner (Feb 13, 2015)
Proximus completes the line-up of partners with AB

Telecom Italia has won the tender to build the optical Fibre Network in Puglia (Feb 16, 2015)
Telecom Italia has won the Tender launched by Infratel on behalf of the Puglia region.

Telenor: 2014 delivered good results, solid growth ahead (Feb 11, 2015)
In the fourth quarter of 2014, Telenor Group reported revenues of NOK 29.1 billion and an organic revenue growth of 5.3%.


4G networks to cover more than a third of the global population this year
GSMA (Feb 18, 2015)

United Kingdom - Mobile Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts
Budde Comm (Feb 17, 2015)

Sweden - Telecoms, IP Networks and Digital Media
Budde Comm (Feb 17, 2015)

The Technology Report February 2015
Telecom Reseller (Feb 10, 2015)

Fourth International Broadband Data Report (2015)
FCC (January 2015)


Marketing technology in 2015

Source: SmartInsight

Next Week

India m2m + IoT Forum (Feb 19-20, 2015)
New Delhi, India

TDWI Las Vegas 2015 (Feb 22-27, 2015)
Las Vegas, NV USA

Technology, Knowledge and Society (Feb 23-24, 2015)
Berkley, CA USA

Gartner Business Intelligence, Analytics & Information Management Summit (Feb 23-24, 2015)
Sidney, AU

Data Protection and Privacy Compliance in Big Data and Cloud (Feb 25-27, 2015)
Amsterdam, NL


Mobile World Congress
Barcelona, ES (March 2-5, 2015)

Cable Congress 2015
Brussels, BL (March 11-13, 2015)

Creating Europe's digital highways
Brussels, BL (March 24, 2015)

Digital Regulation Forum
London, UK (April 28-29, 2015)

M2M World Congress 2015
London, UK (April 28-29, 2015)

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