European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association
175/2015 November 12
DG Connect hosts telecoms hearing European Commission (Nov 11, 2015)
DG Connect of the European Commission hosted yesterday their public hearing on the Review of the Telecoms Framework. Speeches highlighted how incentives to investment, innovation and competition will be at the heart of the review.
BT hits back at Vodafone monopoly claims, Sky re-enters fray Computer Business Review (Nov 11, 2015)
BT has hit back at claims by Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao that it is trying to "remonopolise" the telecoms sector."The UK is one of the most competitive telecoms markets in the world and it is highly misleading to suggest otherwise. Independent [European Commission] data shows that BT has a 33 per cent market share, one of the lowest in Europe.
eGov Plan, Commission consults European Commission (Oct 30, 2015)
The European Commission is consulting on the 2016-2020 eGovernment Action Plan, considered as a milestone of the Digital Single Market Strategy. Andrus Ansip said: There is no reason why people have to queue, fill in countless paper forms
The Cyberthreat Under the Street The New York Times (Nov 7, 2015)
Within the last year there have been 16 so-called fiber cuts in the San Francisco Bay Area. According to the F.B.I., someone or some group has been going through manholes to sever fiber optic cables that supply telecommunications to large sections of the region
Personal data your digital life in their hands The Financial Times (Nov 6, 2015)
The issue of who controls our personal data has never been more critical. Hacking attacks on businesses such as UK telecoms groups TalkTalk and Vodafone, US bank JPMorgan Chase and the US retailers Target and Home Depot demonstrate we can never be entirely sure that the details we offer companies will remain within their grasp.
UK govt plans 10 Mbps broadband USO Telecom Paper (Nov 8, 2015)
The UK government plans to introduce a 10 Mbps broadband universal service obligation (USO), giving everyone a legal right to request a 10 Mbps connection by the end of the current Parliament.
Uber partners with TomTom after failing to acquire Nokias maps The Verge (Nov 12, 2015)
Uber will begin using mapping data from the navigation company TomTom, under a partnership announced Thursday. Under the multi-year deal, the San Francisco-based ride-hailing service will license TomTom's maps and traffic data for use in its smartphone app. Financial terms were not disclosed.