Broadband

Digital 04-10-2017

Pilar del Castillo: With changed rules, EU telecoms bill ‘can really boost investment’

Pilar del Castillo, the Spanish centre-right MEP leading negotiations on the EU's new telecoms bill, defends in an interview the European Parliament’s agreement on telecoms competition.

Cybersecurity 27-09-2017

EU digital official: Cyber threats know no borders

Linda Cogruedo Steneberg, Director at the the European Commission's DG Connect , revealed how the EU executive is trying to extend broadband coverage and democratise the internet, as well as protecting our privacy as hacker attacks become more commonplace. EURACTIV Spain reports.

04-08-2017

Rural areas have bad internet access in most member states

Many rural parts of the EU have poor or no broadband internet, even as lawmakers in Brussels discuss new rules to speed up connectivity.

Digital 22-06-2017

EU telecoms watchdog: ‘We are independent and we bother powerful people’

Sébastien Soriano spoke to EURACTIV about what Yoda can teach us about EU telecoms law, accusations that he is lobbying to change draft rules, net neutrality and the likely new Digital Commissioner Mariya Gabriel.

Digital 12-05-2017

Proximus CEO: High quality Belgian network ‘is reflected in the price’

Belgium has higher mobile phone prices than many other countries in Europe because of the high quality of its network, Dominique Leroy told EURACTIV.com.  Looking forward, she said more spectrum was badly needed to cope with soaring demand for mobile data.

Slovakian deputy PM: EU data rules must be based on facts, not emotion

The European Union can no longer look at data protection with the presumption of guilt but must be flexible and fast in responding  to deficiencies, while managing responses based on hard data and analysis, not on emotions stimulated by politicians, Slovakia's deputy prime minister said in an interview with EURACTIV Slovakia.

Accenture digital chief: ‘Oettinger is doing a great job’

The completion of the Digital Single Market will play a crucial role in the transformation of European companies, Accenture's Bruno Berthon told EURACTIV.com. One of the main challenges, he believes, will be deciding how companies share data.

Energy 23-05-2016

Investors warn UK referendum ‘already causing a short-term effect’

According to Global Infrastructure Investor Association head Andy Rose, members of his organisation, including Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, see Europe as an attractive place to invest. But, he warned, the upcoming Brexit  referendum is causing negative “short-term effects”.

Robert Madelin, director-general at the European Commission's directorate-general for information society and media, speaks at The 2011 Digital Agenda Summit, hosted by the Lisbon Council [Photo: Lisbon Council/Flickr]
Digital 05-09-2014

Robert Madelin: EU ‘not putting its money where its mouth is’ on broadband

Europe is lagging behind on super-fast internet connections, warns Commission director general Robert Madelin, in charge of digital matters. In a broad interview with EURACTIV, he also speaks about emerging issues for the incoming Juncker Commission.

Digital 22-10-2012

UN envoy: Affordable broadband a global challenge

The UN Broadband Commission for digital development has set four targets related to accessibility, affordability and getting online in order to reach the UN Millennium Development Goals. Among these, universal access to broadband seems to be manageable, but affordability is and will continue to be the bigger problem, says Suvi Lindén.

Digital 04-05-2012

Huawei boss: Europe is falling behind on broadband

Chinese and European businesses need to find new ways of strategic co-operation, says Huawei’s regional boss in an interview with EURACTIV. Kevin Tao is confident that his company can take on incumbents in key ICT markets, but identifies network security as a common challenge affecting all players.

Digital 31-03-2010

Satellite operators: EU too focused on high-speed Internet

The EU is in danger of missing its targets for more broadband connections across the bloc by focusing too heavily on land-based high-speed Internet, argues Aarti Holla, secretary-general of the European Satellite Operators Association (ESOA), in an interview with EURACTIV.