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Do we need a Europe-wide consensus? Premium

Jun 25, 2004 by Martin Sims

While the UK presses forward with spectrum trading other countries are hanging back. Should the EC be bringing them all into line?

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Licences to reflect public/private split Premium

Jun 25, 2004 by Martin Sims

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is undergoing a comprehensive review of its licence conditions and obligations which will culminate in its reorganisation into a public service and commercial division.

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Directive hits investment Premium

Jun 25, 2004 by Martin Sims

A consultation has been opened to consider whether the European Union’s E-money Directive is unfairly restricting mobile operators’ access to investment funds.

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Europe assesses interference issues Premium

Jul 10, 2004 by Martin Sims

Ultra Wide Band (UWB) has been authorised for use in the United States but in Europe and other parts of the world regulators are running up against opposition from incumbent users of spectrum.

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Long-awaited PSB report published: comments invited Premium

Apr 15, 2004 by Martin Sims

21st April 2004<br /><br />The UK regulator, Ofcom, has completed the first phase of its review of public service television and concluded that although there is much to praise there are also significant shortcomings.

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DSL grew by 28 million subscribers last year Premium

Mar 19, 2004 by Martin Sims

More than 28 million subscribers were added to global DSL numbers in 2003, according to figures prepared by the industry analysis organisation Point Topic on behalf of the International DSL Forum.

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Austrian broadband battle heats up Premium

Mar 19, 2004 by Martin Sims

Chris Anderson, the chief executive of the Austrian competitive telecoms carrier,Optus, yesterday made clear, in no uncertain terms, his extreme displeasure with incumbent operator Telstra’s recent moves in the Austrian broadband market.

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US senators push to extend moratorium on Internet taxes until 2006 Premium

Feb 28, 2004 by Martin Sims

For months past US senators have been at loggerheads over how to free the logjam of competing interests in relation to Internet taxes. The debate has the most far-reaching ramifications because settlement will determine whether the cost of going online to

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How to get a ‘bandwidth overdraft’ without those excessive fees Premium

Feb 28, 2004 by Martin Sims

The world of the Virtual Network Operator (VNO) is largely unknown outside the confines of the telecoms industry, and many within it would happily concede that even they don’t have much of a clue about what VNOs actually do.

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EC seeks regulatory clarity Premium

Apr 08, 2004 by Martin Sims

The European Commission’s commitment to creating regulatory certainty for the rapid deployment of broadband communications via powerlines has been met with a mixed response.

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EC spam directive: A long hard road Premium

Apr 08, 2004 by Martin Sims

Having set out tough measures to tackle spam the European Commission is beginning the most difficult part of the project – forging an international alliance against this modern menace.

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EC Safer Internet Initiative: Harmonisation headaches Premium

Apr 08, 2004 by Martin Sims

Spring-cleaning is always a dirty business, but the European Commission’s (EC) most recent plan to sanitise the Internet is a tougher cleaning task than most.

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Shot across the bows for software giants Premium

Apr 08, 2004 by Martin Sims

When an agreement is designed to achieve international consensus any controversy is all the more important for having cleared this huge hurdle. It’s significant therefore that the World Summit on the Information Society agreements contain a large plug for

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