About: single market for telecoms

Broadband 04-05-2017

Thirteen member states double down on opposition to EU spectrum rules

A group of thirteen EU member states have doubled down on a pushback by national governments against the European Commission's proposed changes to radio spectrum policy, arguing it will sweep away their powers to auction off spectrum to telecoms operators.
UK Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy Ed Vaizey
Digital 08-09-2015

Brexit won’t affect roaming charges, vows UK government

British consumers can rest assured they'll benefit from EU plans to drop roaming charges in 2017—regardless of the outcome of the UK referendum on EU membership, a British official told a concerned House of Lords committee yesterday (7 September).
Digital 30-09-2014

Governments lower roaming charges in Western Balkans

Montenegro, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Macedonia signed an agreement in Budva on 29 September, reducing roaming prices based on the EU model. BETA/EURACTIV Serbia reports.
The Skype homepage [Shutterstock]
Digital 24-09-2014

EU member states agree to deregulate voice markets

EU regulators are set to remove limits on the prices that leading telecoms firms such as Orange and Telecom Italia can charge smaller operators for accessing their networks, a European Commission source said on Tuesday (23 September).
Le Premier ministre italien Matteo Renzi à Bruxelles mars 2014. [Palazzo Chigi/Flickr]
Digital 09-06-2014

Italian Presidency vows telecoms reform by end of 2014

Italy’s incoming presidency of the EU will focus on adopting the entire telecoms reform by the end of the year and will avoid splitting the package to put aside the most controversial issues, a member of the Italian government told EURACTIV. 
Digital 10-09-2013

Kroes’s telecoms plan faces Commission hostility

Neelie Kroes, the EU's digital agenda commissioner, may have to redraw part of her plan to boost broadband speeds and forge a cross-continent market, because of opposition to proposals critics say could give big operators unfair advantages, a senior EU Commission official has said.