Gunther Oettinger

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 […]

BEREC issues net neutrality guidelines

The Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) has issued guidelines for how regulators in Europe should implement new net neutrality rules. The guidelines, which are designed to give guidance to National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs), follow a six-week consultation period during which BEREC received an “unprecedented” number of contributions – some 481,547 in total. […]

EC’s Oettinger: European project in ‘grave danger’

The European project is in “grave danger” following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, according to the European Commissioner for digital economy and society. Speaking at an informal Competition Council meeting in Bratislava, Günther Oettinger said that the UK Brexit decision made it clear that distrust of the EU is “one of several […]

Oettinger outlines digital priorities at ANGA COM

Gunther Oettinger used his keynote speech at the ANGA COM event in Cologne this morning to call for spectrum harmonisation and accessibility of online services across national boundaries. However, the EU Commissioner for the Digital Agenda stopped short of expressing a position on copyright reform, which is subject to a review by the Commission this […]

EC’s Oettinger joins line-up of speakers at ANGA COM

European digital economy and society commissioner Günther Oettinger is to headline the second day’s conference agenda at this year’s ANGA COM. Oettinger will present his view on broadband investments and connectivity in the Gigabit Society. His speech on Wednesday morning at 09:00 is open to all visitors and exhibitors. ANGA COM will open its doors […]

Oettinger to headline second day at ANGA COM

Digital economy and society European Commissioner Günther Oettinger is to deliver the opening keynote on the second day at the forthcoming ANGA COM trade expo in Cologne. Oettinger will deliver a resume of his views on broadband investments and connectivity in the Gigabit society on June 8. The main focus of the ANGA COM conference […]

Polish media law could trigger EU action, warns Oettinger

EU digital economy commissioner Gunther Oettinger has said that a controversial new Polish media law could trigger action under the EU’s rule of law mechanism, which allows the European Commission to apply pressure on member states to rescind measures that threaten European values. In an interview with German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Oettinger said that […]

EC passes net neutrality rules, fails to close ‘loopholes’

The European Commission has given its final approval to net neutrality rules that it claims will “guarantee an open internet” and ban paid-prioritisation of web traffic. Announcing the legislation, the EC said that all internet traffic will be treated equally and that there will be “no paid prioritisation of access service” or internet ‘fast lanes’. However, Members […]

Oettinger: no move to pan-Europe licensing, possible concessions on geoblocking

The European Commission does not want to impose pan-European content licensing as part of its Digital Single Market proposals, and the audiovisual industry could benefit from certain exemptions to restrictions on geoblocking to enable them to continue to license on a territory-by-territory basis, according to Günther Oettinger, European Commissioner for the digital economy and society.  […]

Net neutrality rules should make room for IPTV, says EC chief

Rules governing net neutrality in the EU as part of the Telecom Single Market will clearly need to give service providers room to develop services including IPTV that need “a certain transmission quality in order to work”, according to Günther Oettinger, the EC’s digital economy and society commissioner, speaking at a reception held by cable […]