European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association
122/2014 September 18, 2014
Team Juncker - connecting the EU's digital dots The Parliament Magazine (Sept 16, 2014)
The publication of the names and portfolios of the proposed Juncker commission ended weeks of speculation. While the Commissioners-designate will have a few more hurdles to overcome as the European Parliament scrutinises and finally votes on team Juncker, we now have a digital roadmap.
Almunia faces Facebook challenge European Voice (Sept 18, 2014)
The European Commissions review of Facebooks 15 billion bid for mobile messaging service WhatsApp is becoming caught up in politically charged debates about data privacy and the health of Europes telecoms companies.
How geeky is the new Commission? Euractiv (Sept 16, 2014)
Some of the new European Commissioners, including Günther Oettinger, tasked with the Digital Economy portfolio, are lagging behind in their digital communications. Particularly on Twitter.
German fingerprints on Junckers Digital Agenda? OpenEurope (Sept 16, 2014)
The 'digital agenda' was a key plank of Jean-Claude Juncker's 'campaign' to become European Commission President and will be one of the top priorities for the next five years. Indeed, his new look Commission has its own dedicated 'digital single market' cluster, which incorporates a large number of the Commission departments.
Experts weigh in on FCC Internet regulations Daily Surge (Sept 16, 2014)
The Federal Communications Commission hosted the first segment of its Open Internet Roundtable on Tuesday, focusing on potential policy approaches for 'protecting and promoting internet openness.'
CEOs mull regulation, services if Scotland votes 'yes' Telecompaper (Sept 15,2014)
The CEOs of six UK telecom operators have written an open letter about the upcoming referendum on Scottish independence and the strategic and operational factors that will come into play, should the majority of Scots vote for independence.
Berlin pushes Google to reveal search engine formula Financial Times (Sept 15, 2014)
Berlin is calling on Google to disclose details of the secret formula that has allowed it to monopolise web search in Europe, in a move that is likely to be welcomed by competitors and fiercely resisted by the US tech company.
Policy Approaches to Ensure an Open Internet Federal Communication Commission (Sept 16, 2014)
In the 2014 Open Internet NPRM, the Commission began the process of closing the gap created by the Verizon decision, which left no legally enforceable rules for the Commission to prevent broadband providers from acting to limit Internet openness.
Europe strikes back Financial Times (Sept 15, 2014)
While the backlash against US technology dominance is spreading across the continent, nowhere is it stronger than in Germany.
Phones 4U founder calls for probe Financial Times (Sept 15, 2014)
John Caudwell, the outspoken founder of Phones 4U, has called for the markets regulator to investigate whether the bully boy mobile phone industry acted in collusion to cause the demise of the high street retailer on Monday.
Netflix startet mit kleinem Angebot Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Sept 16, 2014)
Netflix is now available also in Germany. The American streaming service has made waves with the self-produced series 'House of Cards'.Therefore, it is now speculated if it will conquer also the Federal Republic.
Telefónica entra en campaña contra la secesión de Escocia Expansion (Sept 15, 2014)
Telefónica invested 17,000 million pounds in 2005 in O2, which today is the second British mobile operator with 23 million customers (8% in Scotland). According to Bloomberg Dunne statements, generate significant secession to force the business division of O2 into two parts costs.
Phones 4U administration boosts Dixons Financial Times (Sept 15, 2014)
Phones 4U, the British retailer founded by entrepreneur John Caudwell that has spent most of the last decade in private equity hands, has gone into administration, boosting the share price of rival Dixons Carphone by nearly 3%.
Apple iPhone 6 map error misplaces Canadian cities Technology (Sept 13, 2014)
Geography has again stumped Apple Inc, with the technology company mixing up and relocating both Canada's largest city and its national capital on a map showing when different parts of the country can expect new iPhone deliveries.
Want an iPhone 6? Your year-old iPhone could be worth $300 Blogxp (Sept 13, 2014)
The market for used iPhones has always been hot compared with other mobile devices, but it's gotten even more active since the new iPhone 6 was introduced last week. Apple's iPhone 6 doesn't come cheap, but the good news is your old iPhone will help you pay for it.
Apple iOS 8 review: a new phone without buying one The Wall Street Journal (Sept 16, 2014)
It turns out iPhone 4S, 5, 5S and 5C owners will end up with a basically new phone when they upgrade to iOS 8, a free download. I've been testing the new software on older iPhones and the new handsets and I can say it isn't the size of the screen but what's on it that is pushing the iPhone ahead.
Don't underestimate Smartwatches The Wall Street Journal (Sept 14, 2014)
It's important to understand that like the iPhone before it, the Apple Watch isn't at all what its name would imply. Let's call it what it is: a wrist-top computer.
How to choose between iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus The Wall Street Journal (Sept 16, 2014)
For many, the question of the moment isn't whether to get a new iPhone, but which one: large or extra-large. The choice between iPhone 6 and 6 Plus is fraught for Apple customers used to having superstar designer Jony Ive make most of the big choices for them.
20 best Android apps and games this week The Guardian (Sept 15, 2014)
Want more apps? Browse previous Best Android Apps roundups on The Guardian. And if youre looking for iOS apps, browse the archives of Best iPhone and iPad apps roundups instead.
Chinese city launches special lane for cellphone addicts The Wall Street Journal (Sept 15, 2014)
Last week, the city of Chongqing unveiled a lane specially designated for people who want to walk as they use their cellphones. 'Cellphones, walk in this lane at your own risk' is printed in the lane in white lettering. The adjoining lane reads 'No cellphones.'
Etno director's introductory remarks at the FCC Open Internet roundtable Washington DC, Usa (Sept 16, 2014)
This roundtable will consider the proper scope of new open Internet rules, with a focus on the definition of reasonable network management, treatment of specialized services, and whether new rules should extend to the point of interconnection between last-mile Internet service providers and other networks and services.
eircom passes One million premises milestone(Sept 15, 2014)
eircom announced that it has reached a critical milestone in the rollout of Irelands largest fibre network by passing the one millionth premises with superfast broadband.