Category: Broadband – Banda larga

Broadband deployment in Europe: better than expected

Many have worried that the European Union is falling catastrophically behind a number of competitors (including Japan, South Korea, and the United States) in terms of deployment and adoption of broadband and high-speed access infrastructures. In July 2012 this assumption has lead in the…

Berec shakes the Commission again and rules in favour of cheaper prices for telecoms

Berec, the European agency grouping the national telecom regulators, has rejected the serious doubts expressed by the European Commission vis-à-vis the decision of Italian regulator AGCOM to decrease the price of access to the copper network (ULL and bistream) of the incumbent Telecom Italia….

European Commission, Berec and broadband: behind the happy family picture

Berec, the European agency of communications regulators, today announced its intention to delay the adoption of an opinion on the proposal of Commissioner Kroes to strongly reform European network access regulation (via a well-known proposal of recommmendation). After 2 days of Conclave in Slovenia,…

European consumers are concerned about Kroes’ plans on broadband

Today  (January 10, 2013) the European Consumers organization BEUC sent a letter to Neelie Kroes warning the European Commissioner for the Digital Agenda about the potential negative impact of her proposed reform on the broadband market. BEUC refers to the draft Recommendation on non-discrimination…

The divergences between Almunia and Kroes on broadband competition

The views of Kroes and Almunia about competition are diverging more and more. While Kroes, the European Commissioner for the Digital Agenda (and for remonopolization, according to many) is clearly sacrificing competition in exchange for the (eventual) investments by incumbents in NGA networks, Almunia…

Kroes: l’ho fatto perchè me lo hanno chiesto gli investitori

Il commissario di DG Connect alla conferenza ECTA spiega la sua ricetta per le fibre (intanto Telecom Italia pensa di spendere fino a 7 miliardi in rete fissa, però in Brasile). L’intervento di oggi di Neelie Kroes, il commissario europeo per la Digital Agenda, è…

Neelie e le Idi di luglio

La Commissione Europea teme per gli investimenti pubblici nel settore broadband, ma neanche quelli privati se la passano tanto bene. Ieri sera presso la European Internet Foundation, al Parlamento Europeo, si è parlato del CEF, acronimo che sta per Connecting European Facility, cioè il…