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European mobile industry issues connectivity manifesto

Mobile industry trade body the GSMA and leading European mobile operators have launched Connecting Europe to 2030: A Mobile Industry Manifesto for Europe, outlining a strategic vision for Europe’s mobile connectivity sector. It calls for critical policy reforms to ensure that Europe’s digital economy, underpinned by strong, sustained network innovation, can reestablish a leadership position […]

March 21, 2024By Colin Mann

EU fines TikTok €345m for data breach

TikTok has been fined €345 million for breaking EU law in its handling of children’s personal data, including failing to protect underage users’ content from public view. The EU, said the Chinese video app had committed multiple breaches of GDPR rules. It said TikTok put child users’ accounts on a public setting by default; allowing […]

September 15, 2023

Teradek Bolt 6 approved for 6GHz in EU and UK

The European Union (EU) and the UK have officially approved the 6GHz frequency band to be utilised in Teradek’s Bolt 6 Series of products, ushering in a new era of low-interference, zero-delay wireless connectivity for European productions. Existing Bolt 6 users can now harness the full potential of their systems with a free firmware upgrade, […]

September 13, 2023

VoD Coalition welcomes EU piracy stance

The European VOD Coalition, which represents video-on-demand (VoD) companies active across the entire EU, has suggested the EU legal regime needs further strengthening to help us protect its members’ content, arguing that the increasingly important role that VoD platforms play within the entertainment industry is threatened by the growing risk of piracy. “As such, we […]

February 13, 2023By Colin Mann

EU approves €6bn independent LEO fleet

The EU has given the go-ahead for an independent European Low Earth Orbiting fleet of broadband and satellite navigation craft. The name for the project is IRIS2. An EU ministerial conference approved the spend of €6 billion Internet system in order to ensure Europe’s security by reducing its reliance on foreign – that is non-European […]

November 18, 2022By Chris Forrester

Study: Effects of EU Data Act on telco sector

As European legislators make progress on the landmark EU Data Act, a study commissioned by ETNO and authored by LE Europe brings a fresh perspective on the impact of the draft regulation on European telecom operators and their business models. The study mentions European Commission figures underlining that the Data Act can unlock a series of major […]

October 26, 2022

Euro telcos call for Big Tech network cash

The CEOs of 16 European telcos have issued statement calling for the largest traffic generators to make a fair contribution to the “sizeable” costs they currently impose on European networks. Noting the role of connectivity in addressing current EU challenges, they say they are writing with a sense of urgency, as the European Commission looks […]

September 27, 2022By Colin Mann

EC adopts Media Freedom Act

The European Commission has adopted a European Media Freedom Act, describing it as a novel set of rules to protect media pluralism and independence in the EU. The proposed Regulation includes, among others, safeguards against political interference in editorial decisions and against surveillance. It puts a focus on the independence and stable funding of public […]

September 16, 2022By Colin Mann

Rivada joins EU Secure Connectivity Programme

Shortly after revealing changes to its management team, LEO satellite constellation operator Rivada Space Networks has joined the EU Secure Connectivity Programme. According to Rivada, the need for secure and resilient global connectivity increases with the digitisation of the economy and society and increasing geopolitical and cybersecurity threats. The European Commission is proposing an ambitious […]

September 13, 2022

EU seeks satellite system ideas

The European Commission (EC) has written to EU member states and the industry in general inviting them to submit their assessments as to how the EC’s future proposed satellite system can be implemented and – importantly – be financed. The probability is that either a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) or Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) scheme […]

August 2, 2022By Chris Forrester