Tag: Connected Continent

GSMA supports regulatory reforms to create a digital single market for Europe

GSMA supports regulatory reforms to create a digital single market for Europe

Following today’s meeting of the member state ambassadors to the EU, Anne Bouverot, Director General, GSMA, commented: “The GSMA fully supports the efforts of President Juncker to establish a European Digital Single Market and is committed to help realizing this goal in the near future. While we believe that the reduction in scope of the […]

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Huge cuts in mobile data roaming price caps from 1 July

Huge cuts in mobile data roaming price caps from 1 July

A drop of over 50% from last summer It’s a big summer sale courtesy of the European Commission! From 1 July 2014, the EU will cut the price caps for data downloads by more than half: down from 45 cents per megabyte to 20c/MB. It will become even cheaper to use maps, watch videos, check […]

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Transport and Telecoms Council: 5-6 June 2014

Transport and Telecoms Council: 5-6 June 2014

Progress report on Telecoms Single Market (TSM) regulation (Connected Continent). Ministers will be invited to take note of a report on the state of play of negotiations on the Commission’s proposal to create a Connected Continent, September 2013 (IP/13/828 MEMO/13/779). On key issues like spectrum, roaming, consumer protection and net neutrality, Vice President Kroes will stress the Commission’s proposal is extremely important […]

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Four studies reveal consumers face geographic lottery for broadband in Europe

Four studies reveal consumers face geographic lottery for broadband in Europe

Ahead of next week’s vote in the European Parliament on building a telecoms single market in Europe, four new studies today reveal Europe’s 400 million internet users face a geographic lottery regarding the price, speed, and range of choice of broadband. Consumers are also baffled by the varying information provided by operators, limiting their ability […]

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European Commission urges MEPs and governments to cut red tape for telecom companies

European Commission urges MEPs and governments to cut red tape for telecom companies

| December 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

As MEPs begin discussions on possible amendments to the draft regulation proposed by the Commission on a Telecoms Single Market, the Connected Continent legislation, Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes is urging both MEPs and national governments to support her drive to cut red tape for electronic communication providers. Vice President Kroes, the commissioner responsible for […]

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Commission proposes major step forward for telecoms single market

Commission proposes major step forward for telecoms single market

| September 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

EU-wide and roaming-free mobile plans; Simpler rules to help companies invest more and expand across borders; First-ever EU-wide protection of net neutrality; Abolishing premiums for international phone calls within Europe On 11 September, the European Commission adopted its most ambitious plan in 26 years of telecoms market reform. Launched by Commission President José Manuel Barroso in […]

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