The Council endorsed on Thursday (26 June) the European Commission’s proposal to liberate the 700 MHz frequency by 30 June 2020, in time for the irruption of the next generation of wireless broadband (5G).
Half of the European Union's member states on Monday (22 May) called for the removal of barriers to the free flow of data both within and outside the 28-nation bloc to ensure the continent can benefit from new data-driven technologies.
The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation into Germany's approval of Deutsche Telekom's plan to use its existing copper wiring to connect homes and offices to its high speed fibre optic broadband network because it could harm competition.
The European Commission’s charges on Google Android are likely to result in a lengthy dispute as analysts understand the internet giant will put up a vigorous defence to all charges. EurActiv's partner PaRR reports.
SPECIAL REPORT / The European Commission's upcoming data initiative will establish open data as the paradigm "by default", while allowing opt-outs only in restricted cases for commercial purposes, Commissioner Carlos Moedas told EurActiv.com.
Standards will need to be reliable and secure to ensure the interoperability of 5G systems connecting cars, homes, city and industrial infrastructure as they are foundation of an effective Digital Single Market, writes Wassim Chourbaji.
SPECIAL REPORT / More investment in skills and the completion of the digital single market are among the top priorities in order to relaunch economic growth in Europe, experts and policymakers agreed during a European Commission conference yesterday (6 April).
The European Commission is expected to publish its guidelines on how to apply existing EU legislation on the sharing economy in mid-2016, while ministers mull whether new legislation may be needed to deal with Uber, Airbnb and other similar companies.
Don Tapscott, whose books have been used by Barack Obama, gave a TED-type inspirational speech to senior members of the in-house think tanks of the EU institutions on Thursday (12 November). In his view, either we share wealth, or it will be the end of capitalism.
France's Minister for the Economy, Emmanuel Macron, insisted on the need for a €4-€5 billion European digital investment fund at the French-German digital conference on Tuesday (27 October). EurActiv France reports.
EU Code Week raises awareness about a skill that will only become more influential as time passes. Coding is the language of computers – when you learn it, you will be able to create software, websites, and apps.
The data revolution is so pervasive that it’s hard to predict which sectors of the economy are going to be hit first, said Robert Madelin in an interview with EurActiv. The senior EU official warned lawmakers against being too restrictive on privacy protection, saying it was “utopian” to believe that citizens should always be “enabled to hide”.
For a successful Digital Single Market, European policies need to guard the ICT sector against discrimination and promote transparency, says John Higgins, Director General of DigitalEurope, in an interview with EurActiv Germany.
The European Union will announce a wide-ranging probe on Wednesday into how big technology companies such as Google, Amazon and Facebook use their market power as it considers whether to regulate them more tightly.