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Digital 04-10-2017

Pilar del Castillo: With changed rules, EU telecoms bill ‘can really boost investment’

Pilar del Castillo, the Spanish centre-right MEP leading negotiations on the EU's new telecoms bill, defends in an interview the European Parliament’s agreement on telecoms competition.
Digital 15-06-2017

Mobile roaming fees disappear, but MEPs want more EU rules

European mobile phone contracts are required to charge domestic rates for calls, SMS and data use when users travel in the EU starting today (15 June), capping off a ten-year fight to get rid of roaming fees.
Deutsche Telekom CEO Timotheus Höttges
Digital 30-10-2015

Deutsche Telekom chief causes uproar over net neutrality

Deutsche Telekom CEO Timotheus Höttges sparked concerns among net neutrality campaigners this week. Following Tuesday's (October 27) European Parliament vote, Höttges said Telekom will demand startups pay a share of their revenue to get good internet service.
Spanish MEP Pilar del Castillo, rapporteur on the telecoms single market legislation
Digital 28-10-2015

Parliament green lights roaming and net neutrality

MEPs voted yesterday (27 October) against amendments to the telecoms single market legislation, passing the new law without last minute changes lodged against its measures on net neutrality.
Talks on the telecoms single market ended with an agreement that could be approved this fall
Digital 30-06-2015

Getting a telecoms deal: Harder than agreeing on Greece?

After almost 13 hours cooped up in talks, negotiators tasked with clinching some kind of a deal on the telecoms single market came to a breakthrough early this morning (30 June). At around two o'clock, frazzled MEPs tweeted that the marathon meeting had broken up with an agreement in hand.
Digital 17-06-2015

Commission hopes 5G will push EU spectrum policy

Upgrading broadband networks to 5G might be another opportunity to move on EU spectrum policy, according to a European Commission official.

German minister hopes to bury EU roaming fees

The European Commission and Parliament have long been pushing for a removal of EU roaming fees. But a recent move by German Transportation Minister Alexander Dobrindt could bring Europe closer to phasing out costs for mobile phone users in other EU member states. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Digital 17-09-2014

Western Balkan countries attempt to lower roaming charges

Before the end of this month, Montenegro will host a meeting of communications ministers of several southeastern European countries, who will consider the possibility of reducing roaming charges in the region, following the EU’s example. EURACTIV Serbia reports.
Elections 18-07-2013

Brussels plans sweeping rules to complete single EU telecoms market

The European Commission is drafting ambitious plans to scrap mobile telephone roaming charges and to seize greater control over the radio frequency spectrum before the EU Parliament mandate ends next year, in a proposal that is likely to pitch Brussels against national interests and industry.
spectrum
Digital 30-04-2013

Commission to use telecoms single market for battle over spectrum

Brussels' ambitious plan to usher in a single market for telecoms is likely to harmonise spectrum policy, a move member states are likely to resist.