European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association
128/2014 Thursday Oct 30, 2014
Trust & security: the cornerstone of a thriving digital value chain ETNO (Oct 28, 2014)
EU decision-makers are currently reviewing an important piece of legislation. A draft Directive on Network and Information Security (NIS) is being discussed by the Member States of the Council and the debate is at an advanced stage, thanks to efforts by the EU Italian Presidency to progress this file.
ETNO is moving ETNO (Oct 24, 2014)
Dear ETNO members,
Dear Friends and colleagues,
New logo, new corporate identity, new website, new vision for Europe, new CEO Committee and a new Executive Board Chairman 2015.
It's an exciting time for ETNO and we are happy to share the news that we are also moving to a brand new office!
Please make note of our new address as from 27 October 2014.
Boulevard du Régent 43-44,
Our contact numbers will remain the same.
Oettinger floats proposal for EU-wide 'Google-tax' Euractiv (Oct 29, 2014)
Günther Oettinger, the EU's incoming Digital Commissioner, has announced plans to reform existing copyright laws within one year, indicating the likely addition of an EU "Google-tax", similar to that applicable in Germany.
German regulator puts EU telecoms rules to the test European Voice (Oct 23, 2014)
A long-running dispute between the German telecommunications regulator and the European Commission resurfaced after the Commission threatened legal action against the Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA) if it refuses to cut Germanys mobile termination rates.
Italy eyes Wi-Fi to close broadband gap Fierce wireless (Oct 27, 2014)
Italy's government will be asked to consider establishing a nationwide 5 million public Wi-Fi network considered essential to close broadband coverage gaps relative to neighbouring European countries.
Europe struggles with digital education Euractiv (Oct 27, 2014)
European higher education remains too conservative to adapt to technological innovations, said a Commission High Level Group on the Modernisation of Higher Education in its report.
Hungarians protest Internet tax Euractiv (Oct 26, 2014)
Thousands of Hungarians protested in Budapest against a planned new tax on Internet data transfers, which they said would not only increase the tax burden, but would also curb fundamental democratic rights and freedoms.
UK Court forces big ISPs to block 21 new P2P Torrent websites ISP Review (Oct 24, 2014)
As expected several major record labels and trade bodies, including the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), Sony Music and Universal Music have successfully won multiple court orders that will force all of the countrys largest broadband ISPs to block their customers from accessing 21 P2P Torrent (BitTorrent) indexes.
Alibaba bringing South Korea suppliers to Chinese sellers China Internet Watch (Oct 28, 2014)
688.com, the largest online B2B website under Alibaba Group and sourcing destinations of many Taobao sellers, is opening up to foreign suppliers with the addition of twenty four South Korean brands through Alibabas Direct From Overseas Markets program.
Twitter Earnings: What To Watch The Wall Street Journal (Oct 27, 2014)
Twitter is expected to continue doubling revenue from a year earlier as it rolls out new forms of advertising. Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters on average expect Twitter to record $351.4 million in revenue, compared with $168.6 million reported a year ago.
Telecom Italia sells 17% of Argentina stake Telecompaper (Oct 27, 2014)
Telecom Italia has agreed to sell only a part of its stake in Telecom Argentina to US-backed investment fund Fintech, with the rest to follow once the deal secures regulatory approval from Argentine authorities.
América Móvils profits tumble Financial Times (Oct 24, 2014)
América Móvil, the Mexican telecoms group facing tough new antitrust rules in its home market, reported an almost 40 per cent plunge in third-quarter net profit to 10.1bn pesos ($745m) from the same period last year.
How can we close the broadband gap? Forumblog (Oct 24, 2014)
Reform of the ICT sector happened fast, both in broadband and mobile, and we all feel it in our personal and professional lives. The real plot twist lies in why reform took off so quickly. Simply put, the incumbents did not see mobile services as threatening.
ETNO's joint statement: Intellectual Property rights enforcement Bruxelles (Oct 28, 2014 )
In the context of ongoing discussions of the Working Party on Intellectual Property on the Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement Directive (Directive 2004/48/EC) and in view of the upcoming Competitiveness and Growth Council, our Coalition takes this opportunity to restate our long-standing position on this topic and to outline views on the way forward, for your consideration.