European Parliament approves telecom code

The European Parliament has voted in favour of proposals to create a new European Electronic Communications Code and official status for a body of European regulators. The vote, which follows the European Commission launching the proposals as part of its Digital Single market strategy two years ago, opens the way for the European Council to […]

Cable Europe warns against telecoms competition rules

Cable Europe has said that new telecoms competition rules are not justified or proportionate, after the European Parliament adopted amendments to the Electronic Communications Code. The industry body – which represents broadband cable TV operators – commended the Industry and Research and Energy Committee (ITRE)’s work to date, but warned against introducing “legal uncertainties” that […]

EC sets out 100Mbps target for all European homes

The European Commission has set a target of providing connectivity offering a download speed of at least 100 Mbps, which can be upgraded to Gbps. To accompany EC president Jean-Claude Juncker’s state-of-the-union address, the Commission also said that schools, universities, research centres, transport hubs, all providers of public services such as hospitals and administrations, and enterprises […]