About: mobile phones

Circular economy 05-07-2017

Parliament calls for legislation against Europe’s throwaway society

MEPs agreed on Tuesday (4 July) that manufacturers of electronic appliances should be encouraged to boost the useful life-span of their products by offering affordable spare parts and repair services. EURACTIV France reports.
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 01-02-2017

‘Goodbye roaming’: EU clears final hurdle to end mobile charges abroad

The European Union clinched a preliminary deal early on Wednesday (31 January) to cap wholesale charges telecom operators pay each other when their customers use their mobile phones abroad, paving the way for the abolition of roaming fees in June.
Digital 09-09-2016

Commission will ‘try harder’ on 90-day roaming charge limit

European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker on Friday ordered officials to draw up new plans for the EU's landmark free mobile phone roaming policy after it ran into fierce criticism.
Development Policy 17-06-2016

Andrus Ansip wants European aid to finance the African digital market

Digital development should be put at the heart of the EU's aid policy, the Commissioner for the Digital Single Market, Andrus Ansip, said at the European Development Days event in Brussels. EURACTIV France reports.
Digital 04-05-2016

End of roaming charges could see mobile operators hike other tariffs

The planned end of roaming charges within the European Union is often presented as a victory for consumers, but it could actually push up prices. EURACTIV’s partner La Tribune reports.
Digital 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. 
Development Policy 28-01-2016

INFOGRAPHIC: An increasingly-connected developing world

Despite the fact that costs are still high, internet access and mobile phone use is becoming increasingly widespread, including in developing countries.
Health 05-10-2015

Text messages help treat cardiovascular diseases

An new study has found that sending text messages to heart attack survivors, encouraging them to make healthier lifestyle choices, can bring significant health benefits. EURACTIV France reports.
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Cybersecurity is a priority

End to end security, that is built-in, not bolt-on is our highest priority. In this global market where most products and phone components come from five different continents security is key. Manufacturing that includes a secure chain of supply is our strength.
Digital 28-02-2014

Mobile streaming in the spotlight at World Congress

SPECIAL REPORT / Video streaming devices, apps and infrastructure featured high in this year's edition of the Mobile World Congress as the sector is expected to exceed 80% of global internet traffic in the next few years. EURACTIV reports from the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.  
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Digital 17-02-2014

Kroes calls roaming charges within EU ‘economic madness’

94% of Europeans who travel outside their home country limit their mobile phone use because of roaming charges. This figure comes from a survey with 28.000 EU citizens published by the European Commission on Monday. Calling the results 'economic madness', EU Digital Agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes urged mobile networks to scrap extra fees for cross boarder mobile use. According to the Commission, telecoms companies are missing out on a market of around 300 million mobile phone users.
Digital 30-10-2013

Employees’ mobile phone use poses security risk: Study

Europe's biggest companies are leaving themselves open to potentially serious security and legal threats by employees' improper use of their corporate mobile phones, according to new research by the University of Glasgow.
Digital 07-08-2013

Kroes slams gaping differences in mobile charges

EU mobile phone users face huge price differences for the same services, depending on where they live and work, European Commission figures show.
Digital 09-01-2013

EU agency warns of smartphones’ vulnerability to cyberattacks

Cyberattackers are a step ahead of consumers and are set to target smartphones and social media increasingly over the next year, according to a report by the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA).

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