Month: September 2016

The confused international roaming saga in the EU (and the Finnish solution, hopefully)

UPDATE: on November 29, 2016 the ITRE committee of the European Parliament endorsed the proposal of MEP Kampala-Natri, with even lower prices for data. Roaming surcharges will be definitively and completely abolished by mid-2017, according to a new proposal to be announced today by…

The European court of justice risks to restrain Mr. Juncker’s enthusiasm on public WiFi

The EU Court of Justice has issued its final ruling in the well-expected McFadden case regading the liability of a provider of public WiFi. Accoding to the European judges, the operator of a shop who offers a Wi-Fi network free of charge to the…

Europe and copyright: turning back the clock

  What’s the opposite for modernization? Regression? Turning back the clock? Whatever the word may be, the copyright reform (here the leak) which is going likely to be proposed on September 15 by the European Commission does not seem a modernization at all. The…

Why it is so difficult (but not impossible) to get rid of roaming surcharges

  It’s today’s news that the European Commission has withdrawn, upon request of the President’s office, the proposed measure implementing the roaming phasing-out prescribed by the EU Regulation 2015/2120 which amended the Roaming Regulation 531/2012. The draft measure imposed a minimum obligation of 90 days…