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Technology 24-06-2022

Tech Brief: necessary surveillance, digital commons, AI options

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Tech Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “The protection of the fundamental right to respect for private life at EU level requires, in accordance with settled...
Technology 16-05-2022

While internet value chain grows, telecom operators lag behind

While internet value chains continue to grow by 15% per year, a new report by GSMA warns that market imbalances between network operators and online service providers could threaten global growth prospects in several sectors.
Technology 13-05-2022

Poland pushes for digital and telecoms integration with Ukraine

Poland sent a letter to the European Commission asking them to support better digital integration of Ukraine including in the telecoms sector with other countries expected to add their voices to the call.
Technology 06-05-2022

Tech Brief: connectivity’s contribution, Apple Pay probe, AI fines

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Tech Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “The rules in place for twenty years are running out of steam and operators no longer have...
Technology 04-05-2022

Commission to make online platforms contribute to digital infrastructure

The European Commission is set to present a legislative initiative to make content-heavy platforms contribute to the cost of telecom networks before the end of the year.
Technology 29-04-2022

Digital Brief: DSA agreement, upload filters safeguards, GDPR redress

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “The DSA will upgrade the ground rules for all online services in the EU. It will ensure that the...
18-03-2022

Digital Brief: Intel spends big, DSA fees & dark patterns

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “The EU Chips Act will empower private companies and governments to work together to drastically advance Europe’s position in...
Technology 14-03-2022

Telecom industry to brace open networks despite established interests

Open Radio Access Network [RAN] is set to favour innovation in the telecommunication market, but legacy operators resist the change as they fear a drop in profitability and market shares.
18-02-2022

Digital Brief: public cloud scrutiny, space package, sandboxing Android

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “Coordinated actions around an agreed topic will allow them to learn from each other’s expertise, harmonise their approaches and...
Technology 14-02-2022

Make content platforms pay for digital infrastructures, telecom CEOs say

The CEOs of Telefónica, Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone and Orange have called on the European Commission in an open letter to make large content providers contribute to the infrastructural investments.
Technology 11-02-2022

Digital Brief powered by Google: Chips Act, Google Analytics strike two

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “With the European Chips Act, we are putting out the investments and the strategy. But the key to our...
Technology 05-11-2021

Digital Brief powered by Google: DSA centralised, Data Act leak, political chips, digital footprints

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “We will be careful not to go the extra mile in decreasing the freedom of speech.” -Věra Jourová, Vice-President...
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Technology 24-09-2021

Making the Green Deal the Real Deal

The Green Deal is one of the biggest economic transitions ever. The telecoms industry will assume an essential role as enabler and engine of a greener economy, social stability and sustainable growth in Europe, says Dominique Leroy, Board Member Deutsche Telekom AG for Europe.
Technology 18-03-2020

COVID-19: Austria takes precautionary measures for internet use, despite ‘buffer’ in capacities

The spread of the coronavirus is becoming a stress test for Austria's internet infrastructure, as internet traffic exploded virtually overnight. To protect the country's capacities, the regulatory authority RTR has given the green light for certain online services, like video streaming, to be throttled.
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Technology 02-07-2014

Commission approves Telefónica’s acquisition of E-Plus in Germany

The European Commission approved on Wednesday the proposed acquisition of Dutch Telecom operator KPN's German mobile telecommunications business E-Plus by Telefónica Deutschland. The approval is conditional upon the full implementation of a commitments package submitted by Telefónica.
Brexit 29-03-2012

EU strikes a deal to cap mobile roaming fees

The European Commission, European lawmakers and governments agreed to reform mobile roaming fees, allowing consumers to pay less for calls, text messages and mobile Web services when travelling abroad.
Global Europe 02-12-2011

EU tightens sanctions on Syria, Iran

The European Union agreed new sanctions on Syria's oil and financial sectors yesterday (1 December) over President Bashar al-Assad's violent crackdown on protesters. EU foreign ministers also announced new sanctions against Iran, in response to the storming of the British Embassy earlier this week.