Telecoms regulation

Digital 05-10-2017

Internet of things: Litmus test of the EU’s will to create a digital single market

The internet of things is at a crucial turning point. EU policymakers need to create the right environment to help it grow, write Brian Humphries and Joakim Reiter.

Digital 19-09-2017

A call for innovation-friendly ePrivacy rules

The EU's draft ePrivacy regulation risks crippling innovative cloud computing services, writes Kim Gagné.

Digital 10-04-2017

Europe’s digital union is stuck in Brussels

A draft EU telecoms law could cause major economic growth and create jobs, but there is a high risk it could be diluted by the Brussels compromise machine, write Steven Tas and Lise Fuhr.

Digital 24-02-2017

Dreaming big can help reform gigabit society

Europe’s digital transformation will connect previously-isolated rural communities and create jobs in multiple sectors, as well as improving individual wellbeing through eHealth solutions and encouraging SMEs to flourish, writes Pierre Louette.

Digital 07-09-2016

A US internet giant is doing what the EU refused to do to improve emergency calls

The European Commission is missing a big chance to give the emergency number 112 a needed boost, writes Gary Machado.

Digital 22-07-2016

Europe should abandon its expensive internet cookies law

The European Commission should repeal its "cookies law" - it's expensive for online businesses and a burden for internet users, writes Alan McQuinn.

Digital 26-04-2016

Fate of the DSM is tied to 5G and the Internet of Things

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.

Facebook is facing legal challenges across Europe
Digital 13-11-2015

Don’t Regulate Internet Platforms, Embrace Them

Internet platforms such as Google, Facebook, and Spotify are creating an awkward quandary for regulators. They have grown rapidly and gained significant market share and yet they have an uncanny habit of creating terrific value for consumers and other players across the economy, writes Joe Kennedy.

Digital 30-04-2008

Is functional separation a cure-all?

Functional separation of the European telecoms industry should not be seen as a "panacea" for the industry's ills as it creates larger negative side effects than the problems it seeks to alleviate, argues IDATE Director Julien Salanave in an April news update for the ICT market analysis and consulting firm.

Digital 08-11-2007

New telecoms package: towards a single eCommunication market

The Commission's telecommunications reform is "substantial" and should "integrate very fast technological development and globalisation" in the field, writes André Ferron in the October edition of Confrontations Europe.

Digital 30-01-2006

Telecommunication regulatory institutional structures and responsibilities

This paper, prepared by the OECD,  provides an overview of the structure and responsibilities of telecommunications regulatory bodies.