EU agrees end date for roaming, backs net neutrality

The European Union finally reached a deal that will see the end of roaming charges in June 2017, as well as enshrining net neutrality rules. A compromise was agreed between the European Commission, European Parliament and the Council of the …

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Operators urge the EC to hurry up with telecoms reform

CEOs of leading operators pressed Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, to speed up reform of the telecoms sector, which has become deadlocked between the council and European Commission (EC). According to the Financial Times, the heads of Deutsche …

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EC chief unveils telecoms reform, warns Europe just at “starting line”

Andrus Ansip, European Commission vice-president for the digital single market, boasted about an ambitious overhaul of telecoms rules, including more effective spectrum allocation, incentives for investment in high-speed broadband and ensuring a level playing field for all market players. However, …

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EU chief anxious about brain drain risk

Andrus Ansip, EC’s vice-president for the digital single market, warned Europe faces a talent migration, as he battles to make his case for regulatory change within the hierarchy of the European Union. Ansip is arguing for greater consistency of rules …

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“Irritating” roaming charges among EU digital chief’s gripes

Andrus Ansip, the EC’s vice president for the digital single market, listed “three problem areas” that must be tackled before the Digital Single Market can move forward. “Irritating roaming charges” featured on Ansip’s list, as did inconsistent policies across the …

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EC lines up key announcements for May

EU digital chief Guenther Oettinger plans to unveil key proposals for the Digital Single Market in May. Speaking to the Digital Life Design conference in Munich, Oettinger (pictured) said that Europe needs to quickly overcome the differences in 28 national …

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