European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association
132/2014 Thursday Nov 27, 2014
Commission priority: Investment Plan European Commission (Nov 26, 2014)
Europe is facing an investment gap. Investment in the EU has dropped by more than 430 billion from a 2007 peak. Investment levels in the EU are 270 billion to 340 billion below historical sustainable norms. Weak investments hamper short term recovery and hurt long term growth.
Telecoms reform in disarray European Voice (Nov 27, 2014)
Plans to overhaul the rules for Europes telecoms market are in disarray, with member states stripping down the European Commissions proposal as they struggle to bridge deep divisions.
UK operators call for access to BT Openreach network Telecompaper (Nov 24, 2014)
The UK Competitive Telecommunications Association (UKTA) has called on regulator Ofcom to improve competition in the business market by opening up access to the passive infrastructure operated by BT Openreach, the operators network business.
U.K. looks to keep records on Internet users The Wall Street Journal (Nov 23, 2014)
The U.K. government could soon require Internet service companies to keep records to identify people using a particular phone or computer and hand them over to the police upon request.
Neutralité du net : mauvaise nouvelle en Europe Numerama (Nov 25, 2014)
The Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, which brings the ministers in charge of telecommunications, proposes to review broadly lower the pretensions of the draft text adopted in April 2014 by the European Parliament, on net neutrality.
Ein Computervirus, so mächtig wie keines zuvor Die Welt (Nov 24, 2014)
Regin is so far the most powerful malicious program that has ever been discovered. It could have been written by the NSA and suggest a "totally crazy" idea: the complete IT infrastructure of States to hijack.
Settlement in Apple case over E-Books is approved The New york Times (Nov 21, 2014)
A federal judge approved a settlement in which Apple could begin paying $400 million to as many as 23 million consumers related to charges that it violated antitrust law by conspiring with publishers to raise e-book prices and thwart efforts by Amazon.
Apples market cap tops $700 billion The Wall Street Journal (Nov 25, 2014)
As the worlds largest company, Apple keeps winning the battle against itself. It just cleared another major milestone: its market valuation topped $700 billion for the first time.
S Korea targets 5G global supremacy Financial Times (Nov 25, 2014)
South Korea's government, telecoms networks and technology groups are racing to take the lead in developing a new 5G standard that they claim will be 1,000 times faster than the best connections available.
Altice sets sights on Bouygues Telecom Financial Times (Nov 20, 2014)
Altice, the European cable group controlled by billionaire Patrick Drahi, says it wants to acquire Bouygues Telecom, insisting that it is the most interested buyer of Frances third-biggest mobile operator.
Uber and a fraught new era for tech The Wall Street Journal (Nov 24, 2014)
Tech has always been a cage fight among the companies involved. Microsoft spent decades being famously combative, until it was humbled by a near breakup of the company by the Justice Department.
ETNO welcomes the presentation of the new European Commission Bruxelles (Nov 26, 2014)
Telecom operators play a pivotal part in empowering Europe's growth, especially through investments in world-class networks and through the provision of innovative services to EU citizens and businesses. For this reason, we very much welcome the fact that the telecoms sector has been prioritised in this plan, along with energy and transports.