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  • EC’s Neelie Kroes on the new EU telecoms market plan

     Video | Promoted content | Digital 12-09-2013

    Reduced mobile phone roaming charges was the popular leading act in the European Commission's proposal to harmonise the telecoms sector, which also included controversial attempts to level EU access to the internet and radio spectra.
    The proposals, released yesterday (11 September), are intended to kick-start the underperforming European telecoms sector, in comparison to its US and Asian rivals, and incentivise investment in ultra-fast broadband networks.

  • ‘Connected continent’ plan seeks harmonised EU telecoms market

    News | Digital 12-09-2013

    Reduced mobile phone roaming charges was the popular leading act in the European Commission's proposal to harmonise the telecoms sector, which also included controversial attempts to level EU access to the internet and radio spectra.

  • Commissioner calls for end to roaming charges in EU

    News | Digital 30-05-2013

    Digital Agenda Commissioner Neelie Kroes on Thursday (30 May) called for an end to mobile roaming charges before the next European elections, and said mobile network operators should no longer be able to block telecommunications services such as Skype.

  • Kroes favours consumer choice over ‘net neutrality’ law

    News | Digital 31-05-2012

    The European Commission wants to ensure that consumers can have full access to high-speed Internet at any time but refrained from regulating on so-called "net neutrality" for now, saying the remedy may be worse than the disease.

  • Parliament pushes for keeping Internet open

    News | Digital 18-11-2011

    The European Parliament adopted yesterday (17 November) a clear-cut position on net neutrality, giving the priority to maintaining an open Internet for all rather than increasing its use for commercial purposes.

  • ePrivacy watchdog raises concerns over ‘net neutrality’

    News | Digital 10-10-2011

    The EU's data security watchdog has warned of “serious implications” for privacy and data protection if a disproportionate approach is taken to ensure net neutrality like filtering network traffic on a grand scale.

  • EU set to unveil neutral net neutrality plans

    News | Digital 18-04-2011

    The European Commission will unveil proposals to foster a neutral and competitive Internet on Tuesday (19 April), drawing praise from big industry for its cautiousness while consumer groups and activists lament its lack of substance. 

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