European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association
134/2014 Thursday Dec 11, 2014
Steven Tas: 'We must have greater faith in the forces of the market' Europolitics (Dec 5, 2014)
The regulatory framework for telecoms needs urgent reform in order to take into consideration the new digital ecosystem, including networks and content, according to Steven Tas, vice-president of regulatory affairs at Belgacom and president of the European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association (ETNO) as of 1 January 2015.
European telecoms industry sees return of conditions for growth Financial Times (Dec 10, 2014)
The European telecoms industry will return to growth in 2016 after six years of declining revenues as investments in fibre broadband and 4G mobile begin to pay off for larger groups in the sector, according to new research from Etno, the group that represents Europes larger telecoms companies.
European telecoms firms see return to growth in 2016 Reuters (Dec 10, 2014)
Europe's telecoms industry is forecast to return to growth in 2016 after six years of revenue declines, partly in response to consolidation and expansion in fixed broadband sales, a European industry body said in its annual report.
EU Telecoms to grow but reform is needed Neurope (Dec 11, 2014)
ETNO, the European Telecommunications Network Operators Association, representing Europes leading telecom operators, has presented today its Annual Economic Report, prepared by the digital economy think-tank IDATE.
Walking the tightrope on telecoms infrastructure European Voice (Dec 11, 2014)
According to the 2013 annual report of the European Telecommunications Network Operators Association: 'We estimate that the shortfall in investment needed to meet EU digital agenda targets for broadband coverage and penetration will be between 110nm and 170bn, leading to an enormous missed opportunity for the broader EU economy.'
EU investment plan to boost digital technology Euractiv (Dec 8, 2014)
The European Commission's investment drive to boost the region's economy will include billions euros of spending on digital technology, EU Digital Economy Commissioner Günther Oettinger told a German magazine.
The U.S. leads the world in broadband The Wall Street Journal (Dec 7, 2014)
Has the U.S. fallen behind the rest of the world in broadband? The success of Google, Apple, Netflix, Facebook, Amazon, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Dropbox, Twitch and a thousand other American-born Web firms and apps suggests not.
Elisa owns 26% of Anvia Telecompaper (Dec 9, 2014)
Elisa said it has informed the Finnish Competition and Consumer Protection Office, KKV, that it now owns 26 percent of Anvia's outstanding shares, in a statutory merger control notification. It said this does not have a direct impact on Anvia's business.
Wind is against Telecom Italia takeover of Metroweb Telegeography (Dec 8, 2014)
The CEO of the Italian fixed and mobile service provider Wind Telecomunicazioni has suggested that fibre network operator Metroweb should be transformed into an open access partnership between the government and the countrys telcos.
4G to account for 91% of US wireless connections by 2020 Telecompaper (Dec 5, 2014)
The share of US 4G wireless connections has seen steep growth since its initial availability in late-2011. Now, 4G accounts for over 40 percent of total wireless subscriptions and Quantum-Web predicts that 4G will represent 91 percent of all US wireless connections by 2020.
The best keyboards for iPad and Android tablets The Wall Street Journal (Dec 9, 2014)
On the list of lifes annoyances, typing on glass tablet screens could rank up there with full airplane overhead bins, misbehaving smoke alarms and security tags I find on my newly purchased clothes after I bring them home.