Matthias Kurth

Cable Europe calls for ‘investment-friendly’ connectivity regulation

Cable Europe has called for an investment-friendly and predictable regulatory environment, following last week’s discussions on the Electronic Communications Code. Telecoms ministers from the EU member states last week discussed the Maltese Presidency’s progress report on legislation designed to help Europe’s transition to a ‘gigabit society’. Cable Europe said that while it broadly welcomes the […]

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. […]

Europe needs “rational” net neutrality, says Cable Europe

Europe needs a “rational” net neutrality regime and a US-type promotion of very strict rules would not benefit consumers, according to cable industry body Cable Europe. Opening the Cable Congress in Brussels this morning, Cable Europe president Manuel Konstamm called for a “market-led solution” to net neutrality. Executive chairman Matthias Kurth told attendees that he […]

Cable Europe calls for Europe-wide spectrum strategy

Spectrum stakeholders need to work together to create a Europe-wide spectrum strategy, according to Matthias Kurth, executive chairman of cable industry body Cable Europe. Speaking at the European Spectrum Management Conference in Brussels, Kurth said that stakeholders need to plan for the explosion in video and television demand both linear and non-linear, an increase in […]

Future is bright for cable industry, says Kurth

The cable industry is not a “dying business” but has a promising future, despite the rise of OTT services such as Netflix, according to Cable Europe executive chairman Matthias Kurth. Speaking at the OTTtv World Summit in London, Kurth (pictured) said that it was a “misconception to say that people are cutting the cord, and […]