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Broadband 18-05-2017

Member states want to change investment rules in telecoms overhaul

EU countries have changed measures on network investment in a major telecoms bill and are kicking negotiations into the second half of this year.

5G 20-04-2017

Network quality vital for Europe’s move to ‘Gigabit Society’

While capacity and speed will always be important, European companies need networks that are exceptionally reliable and adaptable to launch new technologies across Europe, writes Richard Swinford.

Digital 14-09-2016

New telecoms rules mark ‘quiet revolution’ as Commission aims to boost internet speed

A set of EU telecoms laws will be remodelled when the European Commission proposes an overhaul today (14 September) of how the sector is governed.

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Digital 24-02-2016

Think tankers: Skype and telcos should be regulated in the same way

The EU should have just two sets of rules for telecoms: one for infrastructure, and one for services, argue Alexandre de Streel and Bruno Liebhaberg. When similar services are on offer, the same rules should apply regardless of the technology, they contend.

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Digital 04-03-2015

Italy approves €6bn plan to boost broadband networks

The Italian government approved a plan on Tuesday (3 March) to bring its high-speed broadband network into line with European Union targets, but it held back from forcing operators to replace their copper wire networks with fibre optic cable.

Digital 27-03-2013

Brussels mulls rules to make broadband cheaper

The European Commission has proposed rules aimed at reducing the cost of building high-speed broadband networks, in a move that shows how Brussels is seeking more power over the telecommunications sector.

Digital 13-11-2009

Super-fast Internet to stumble on lack of investment

The EU's move to high-speed broadband will stumble on a lack of investment if the EU does not change its laws governing access to networks, Europe's biggest Internet providers and their equipment providers are arguing.