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New general tries to motivate the troops
Feb 23, 2005
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EU member states seem to have forgotten about the Lisbon goal of leading the world information economy, but InfoSoc Commissioner Viviane Reding wants to drum up some enthusiasm with her i2010 initiative Read more...

BPL: one step forward two steps back
Feb 23, 2005
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All will be quiet on the Broadband over Powerline (BPL) front until April when it is hoped that yet another document will be circulated for vote in the bid to create regulatory certainty for this technology. Read more...

Arguing over the inheritance
Feb 18, 2005
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Analogue TV isn’t dead yet but the negotiations on what to do with the free spectrum are proving complex. Can technology neutrality be the principle for allocation? And will the digital dividend be big enough to go round? Read more...

VoiP poised for take off
Feb 11, 2005
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The European Regulators Group (ERG) has sent a clear signal that it is committed to creating a regulatory environment where Voice over IP (VoiP) services can rapidly flourish. Read more...

i2010: a new information society or new and faster spin?
Feb 04, 2005
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The information society is to play a lead role in the new European Commission strategy intended to place the Lisbon goals at the centre stage of Community policy. Read more...

Regulatory framework set to come under legal spotlight
Jan 31, 2005
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The mobile operators at the centre of the controversial joint dominance findings in Ireland are expected appeal the processes that led to this landmark decision. Read more...

Strong support from big players keeps UMTS Forum afloat
Jan 29, 2005
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Backing by a major mobile operator and a manufacturer have kept the technology-led UMTS Forum above water albeit in a somewhat slimmed down form. Read more...

Lost in Translation
Jan 29, 2005
by Website author

One of the greatest challenges facing Europe is the linguistic variety in the Internal market, both a blessing of cultural diversity but also a barrier to cross-border deployment of services. Read more...

ComReg to test spectrum trading on national business radio
Jan 27, 2005
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The Commission for Communications Regulation in Ireland has set in motion a process to review its spectrum management strategy which includes investigating whether market mechanisms are more effective than the current system which refarms licences. Read more...

Regulator steps down after mounting pressure
Jan 26, 2005
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Back in December the European Commission’s 10th implementation report cast doubt on the effectiveness of regulation in Slovenia, now the telecoms regulator has resigned after criticism from the country’s own National Competition Authority (NCA). Read more...

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