Broadband Archives

  • Europe needs an ambitious digital agenda

    Opinion | Digital 03-06-2014

    The European Parliament must take its responsibility to make Europe the smartest and most connected continent, starting with the creation of one committee for Digital Affairs and Technology, writes Marietje Schaake.

  • Kroes slams Belgium for banning taxi reservation app

    News | Digital 16-04-2014

    Neelie Kroes, the Commission Vice President responsible for the Digital Agenda, slammed Tuesday (15 April) the decision of a Belgian court to ban Uber, a US-owned taxi-service application, and lashed out at a Belgian minister for taking this initiative with the aim of “protecting a cartel” of Brussels taxis.

  • All EU schools could go digital thanks to satellite broadband

    Opinion | Digital 02-04-2014

    The EU Commission calls for broadband in every classroom in its “Opening up education” initiative. Current initiatives to interconnect thousands of remote schools, in France and in Turkey, show the relevance of satellite broadband solutions, argues Stefano Agnelli.

  • Commission claws back up to €200 million broadband funding in budget breakthrough

    Special Report | News 12-11-2013

    SPECIAL REPORT / The EU executive hailed victory in winning back vital funding for its European broadband funding rollout programme following trilogue talks last week that saw up to €200 million in spending secured over the 2014-2020 budget period.

  • Kroes slams broadband ‘regulatory mess’

    News | Digital 02-09-2013

    European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes has slammed the “regulatory mess” affecting broadband in a warm up to forthcoming proposals to shake up the sector, which will form part of the new Single Market for Telecommunications.

  • EU questions Italian telecom regulator over pricing

    News | Competition 13-08-2013

    The European Commission has raised questions about the way Italian telecoms watchdog AGCOM arrived at the changes it plans to make to wholesale broadband prices, claiming they could cramp the market's ability to decide prices in Italy.

  • Huawei’s Juan Rendon on Broadband in Europe

     Video | Promoted content | Digital 15-04-2013

    What is the current state of broadband in Europe?
    There is going to be an increasing demand of broadband traffic over the next five years, and operators need to be ready to address this demand.
    What will happen if operators are not ready for increased demand?

  • Broader Way Forum 2013: Broadband Drives Digital Society

     Video | Promoted content | Digital 15-04-2013

    Huawei’s Broader Way Forum is a series of events that take place around the world, bringing together influential ICT stakeholders from the public and private sector, including industry experts, academics, operators, internet service providers, government officials and media.
    It encourages dialogue and concrete actions to promote broadband innovation as an enabler of social and economic development around the world.

  • Brussels mulls rules to make broadband cheaper

    News | Digital 27-03-2013

    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.

  • Kroes pushes telecoms single market to handle ‘spaghetti spectrum’

    Special Report | News | Digital 27-02-2013

    SPECIAL REPORT / Europe's Commissioner for the digital agenda, Neelie Kroes, called yesterday (26 February) for a true single market in telecommunications to overcome sluggish spectrum sales by EU member states and to prevent governments pocketing the cash proceeds. EURACTIV reports from the GSMA conference in Barcelona.

  • Broadband budget cut ‘foolish’, Commission warns

    News | Digital 13-02-2013

    The decision by European heads of state to slash the budget for EU-wide roll out of fast broadband internet will stifle Europe’s innovation agenda, the European Commission warned, leaving telecom firms and member states to stump up the cash.

  • Telecoms lobby opposes deep cuts in broadband budget

    News | Digital 06-02-2013

    Proposed cuts to European Union funding for telecoms infrastructure would delay development of high-speed broadband networks, hitting economic growth, industry lobby group ETNO said yesterday (5 February).