Jorge Valero reporting from Barcelona

5G 03-03-2017

Ansip: Additional taxes on robots would be ‘unwise’

European Commission Vice-President Andrus Ansip is optimistic about the digital revolution. After visiting the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week (27 February-2 March), he still believes Europe is "in a good position" to lead the next generation of mobile broadband (5G).
5G 01-03-2017

EU telecom sector on track for 5G switch to win the global race

Development of the next mobile broadband generation (5G) is progressing better than expected and the first devices could be available by the end of this decade. But more investment is sorely needed.
Digital 28-02-2017

In Barcelona, cutting-edge technologies struggle to demonstrate their potential

As the Mobile World Congress continued, the "father" of Li-Fi said his LED-based wireless connection technology deserves EU support, while Blockchain developers defended the positive impact of the public ledger on society at large.
Broadband 27-02-2017

EU calls for greater industry involvement in 5G

The European Commission this week will urge EU member states and the private sector to get more involved in the development of the next generation of broadband networks enabling the digital revolution, as the World Mobile Congress opens in Barcelona.
Digital 26-02-2016

How to become a successful ‘tech-nation’ from scratch

Amid global concerns about economic growth, countries without natural resources like Estonia or Israel have converted technology into their main source of prosperity.
Digital 24-02-2016

Europeans look for a plan to speed up the next mobile network

European Digital Commissioner Günther Oettinger said on Tuesday (23 February) that “Europe cannot afford to be left behind” on what he considers to be the most important issue of his mandate.
Digital 23-02-2016

Ansip: ‘I am strongly against any backdoor to encrypted systems’

Exclusive / European Commission Vice-President Andrus Ansip supports Apple’s decision to refuse unblocking the iPhone of a terrorist, as requested by US authorities.
Digital 19-02-2016

Europe hopes to make 5G networks a reality by 2018

The European Commission will unveil its strategy to develop the next generation of mobile broadband network (5G) on Monday (22 February), EURACTIV has learned.