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The new European electronic communications code [EU Legislation in Progress]

On 14 September 2016, the Commission proposed a new European electronic communications code which would overhaul the existing legislative framework for telecommunications. Continue reading

New radio frequencies for mobile internet services [EU Legislation in Progress]

Written by Marcin Szczepański (4th edition), While radio spectrum management is predominantly a national competence, EU policy plays an increasingly important role in its coordination and harmonisation. The EU actively seeks ways to harmonise use of the different bands of the spectrum to meet the ever-growing demand for wireless mobile broadband. Nevertheless, spectrum allocation in … Continue reading

EU abolishes mobile roaming charges

Written by Cornelia Klugman. As of 15 June 2017, all European Union (EU) residents can use their mobile phones throughout the EU without additional charges. Consumers saved €9.6 billion between 2009 and 2013 thanks to lower roaming charges. A genuine digital single market would bring additional growth of €415 billion per year. Almost all EU … Continue reading

Radio spectrum: a key resource for the Digital Single Market

Written by Ron Davies Radio spectrum refers to a specific range of frequencies of electromagnetic energy that is used to communicate information. Applications important for society such as radio and television broadcasting, civil aviation, satellites, defence and emergency services depend on specific allocations of radio frequency. Recently the demand for spectrum has increased dramatically, driven … Continue reading

EU lagging behind in fast broadband

Written by Mar Negreiro The high speed broadband gap between the EU and U.S is widening as the U.S performs better than the EU in most broadband metrics: this is the main message from the publication: U.S. vs. European Broadband Deployment: What Do the Data Say?, presented by its author in a meeting at the … Continue reading

A sunny outlook for cloud computing

Part of our daily life Cloud computing is becoming a part of everyday life. Most of us use webmail services and social networks to communicate; we can also use the cloud to store and share our photos and videos. I wrote and edited this text on a blog publishing platform in the cloud – maybe … Continue reading

Cyber security in the European Union

As modern economies have embraced information and communication technologies, they have become vulnerable to cyber attacks. Such attacks are mounted by a wide variety of actors, some state-affiliated or enjoying state support. The methods and tools used are however largely the same. Cyberspace is an open environment, which poses a serious challenge to policy-makers. Its … Continue reading

Enhancing the mobile broadband capacity in Europe

There are two recent trends which are expected to much impact the digital economy in the years to come: on the one hand, mobile broadband traffic continues increasing fast and different forecasts agree on the fact that it is expected to increase dramatically thanks to the popularity of smart phones and tablets. For instance, global mobile traffic … Continue reading

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