About: Mobile internet

5G 22-05-2017

Play in digital premier league? Europe must reform spectrum policy

The next generation of connected devices will change our lives. But the high-speed, reliable mobile connectivity they need requires collaboration across the EU and long-term regulatory certainty, writes Afke Schaart.
Technology 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.
Technology 12-02-2016

Analogue rules in a digital world hampering progress

Fast growth in digital services is bringing enormous social and economic benefits to customers the world over. But market regulation must be adapted to the 21st century if this sector is to achieve its potential, writes Daniel Pataki. 
Technology 23-07-2014

Broadcaster: Spectrum debate threatens World Cup and Eurovision Song Contest

Mobile phone operators don’t use the spectrum they already have and forcing broadcasters to change the radio frequencies they currently use could hit major spectacles such as the World Cup and Eurovision Song Contest, said Simon Fell of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) in an exclusive interview with EURACTIV.
Competition 20-08-2009

EU takes sides in new standard war for wireless

The European Commission took another step to promote the LTE standard for the fourth generation of wireless telecommunications by announcing a further investment of €18 million in this technology, de facto ditching the alternative WiMax.
Technology 29-07-2009

New EU rules to favour smartphone use

The EU institutions this week sealed a deal which is expected to pave the way for the further dissemination in Europe of smartphones, such as BlackBerry or iPhones, and increase the number of customers for mobile Internet services.
Technology 23-04-2009

Parliament adopts new phone call price curbs

Using a mobile phone to send text messages or surf the Web by laptop will become up to 60 percent cheaper while travelling in the European Union under price curbs adopted by the European Parliament yesterday (22 April).