European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association
133/2014 Thursday Dec 4, 2014
EU to review regulation of digital sector next year The Wall Street Journal (Dec 3, 2014)
A full review of existing regulation covering electronic communications will take place next year as part of a European Union plan to create a single, cross-border market for telecoms, online commerce and Internet services, Günther Oettinger, the blocs digital economy commissioner, said
Telecoms play vital role in European rally Financial Times (Dec 1, 2014)
When Jean-Claude Juncker unveiled his investment plan last week, he said Europe needed a kick-start and the European Commission, of which he is president, was applying the jump leads.
ETNO pleit voor afgezwakte netneutraliteit Telecompaper (Nov 27, 2014)
ETNO, the European organization of telecom operators, wish that the European Council will monitor closely its proposal for a Single Market Telecoms Reform Package and the NIS regulation (network and security).
In Brussels, Germany seen calling the shots The Wall Street Journal (Nov 27, 2014)
It is less than a month since the new European Commission of Jean-Claude Juncker took office. And here is the narrative that has gathered force since: that Germany has locked up the key positions in Brussels and is guiding the blocs policy agenda in an unprecedented way.
Is there an end in sight for EU data protection reform? Irish Infosecnews (Dec 2, 2014)
On 5 November, Peter Hustinx, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), together with Germanys Federal Data Protection Commissioner, Andrea Volhoff, held a panel discussion in respect of the state of play and perspectives on EU data protection reform.
Telekom Romania launches 1Gbps FTTH in 13 cities Telegeography (Nov 28, 2014)
Nationwide PSTN operator Telekom Romania (formerly RomTelecom) has launched 1Gbps-capable fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband services for consumers in 13 cities, in answer to recent high speed broadband upgrades from fibre/cable rivals RCS&RDS and UPC Romania.
37% of UK online sales now over mobile Telecoms (Dec 2, 2014)
While online retailers roll their Black Friday bargains over to Cyber Monday and probably beyond research shows that an increasing amount of online sales are being made via smartphones and tablets.
Twitter tightens anti-abuse measures Financial Times (Dec 3, 2014)
Twitter has tightened its procedures to prevent harassment and other personal abuse on its network, marking a further softening of its idealistic adherence to free speech in the face of several controversial cases.
Google and Microsoft battle over Santa tracker apps The Guardian (Dec 2, 2014)
Ho ho ho, or rather, who who who? Thats the question to ask for Santa and tech fans this Christmas, who will have a choice between two rival Santa trackers one from the North American Aerospace Defence Command (Norad), with Microsoft, and the other from Google.
Want a cheap Smartphone? Go get an invite Bloomberg (Nov 28, 2014)
You cannot buy a OnePlus One smartphone. To buy one, you need an invitation. To get an invitation, you need to know someone who has one, or you must compete for the chance to get an invite.