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MEPs want to lower prices for international phone calls

MEPs want to put a price cap on calls and text messages from one EU country to another, arguing those rates are outrageously high for many consumers. The European Parliament’s Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee (IMCO) voted on Monday (4 September) to lower charges on calls and text messages from phones in different EU

MEPs want to lower prices for international phone calls

MEPs want to put a price cap on calls and text messages from one EU country to another, arguing those rates are outrageously high for many consumers. The European Parliament’s Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee (IMCO) voted on Monday (4 September) to lower charges on calls and text messages from phones in different EU

French presidential candidate declares privacy war on tech giants

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron has unleashed his latest campaign promise; to force internet companies to release encrypted messages to intelligence services. Privacy advocates around the world will be on the edge of their seats for the next couple of weeks as Macron’s scare-tactics bring data privacy into the equation. According to the BBC, should

IGAW 2017, speeches of Fabrizio Rauso (Sogei) and Gian Gherardo Calini (GSA)

IGAW 2017 (International GNSS Advances Workshop) is  dedicated to  the evolution of satellite navigation technology   and the new opportunities provided  by the availability of multiple constellations (GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, Beidou).  IGAW 2017 is organised and hosted by Sogei, a company  always  at the forefront of research and development activities  in the delivery and use

EU institutions agree on the WiFi4EU initiative

The European Parliament, the Council and the Commission reached last night a political agreement on the WiFi4EU initiative and its funding which supports installing free public Wi-Fi hotspots in local communities across the EU: in public squares, piazzas, parks, hospitals and other public spaces. As stated by Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, the WiFi4EU initiative will

Telefonica Deutschland promotes COO Haas to CEO

  Markus Haas, the current COO of Telefonica Deutschland, will take over as CEO of the group from 01 January 2017. Haas has been appointed as the successor of Thorsten Dirks, who recently announced plans to join Lufthansa as the head of Eurowings. Haas has held a number of leadership roles since joining Telefonica in

Technology

ViaSat, Eutelsat in-flight Internet partnership wins European service contract with SAS

ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) and Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) continue to execute on their strategy to deliver high-quality satellite-based Internet connectivity to the commercial airline market in Europe with a new service contract for SAS, Scandinavia’s leading airline. SAS is equipping its short and medium-haul fleet to offer on-board WiFi speeds of at

Internet of Humans – How we would like the internet of the future to be

Bruno Kessler Lecture by Roberto Viola, Director-General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology at the European Commission.   “I am very honoured to be the 2017 Bruno Kessler lecturer and I am also humbled to be following previous talks held in former years by world famous international scholars like Jared Diamond, Marcus du Sautoy, and

Content

Would the EU copyright proposal protect all or privilege a few?

Article 11 of the new Copyright Directive is a contentious proposal. Journalism.co.uk takes a look at the arguments for and against, and the implications of a neighbouring right for publishers.   A contentious proposal to give press publishers neighbouring rights under copyright law is currently on the table in the European Parliament. Copyright is a

How Augmented Reality Can Strengthen Your CX

When Tim Cook took center stage to kick off Apple’s WWDC 2017 conference, we knew that something was coming. A lot was discussed yesterday: watchOS 4, macOS High Sierra, iOS 11, the arrival of Siri on a hardware called HomePod. Of all the announcements, though, the one that really resonates with the digital and marketing

How Big Data and Analytics can Drive Profitability for Telecom Operators

In today’s data intensive world of communications, the social media networks, connected devices, customer behaviours, government portals, call data records and billing information etc. produce a huge amount of data. It is challenging for telecom operators to deal with this surge in data volumes. However this challenge can be transformed into an opportunity with efficiently

Would the EU copyright proposal protect all or privilege a few?

Article 11 of the new Copyright Directive is a contentious proposal. Journalism.co.uk takes a look at the arguments for and against, and the implications of a neighbouring right for publishers.   A contentious proposal to give press publishers neighbouring rights under copyright law is currently on the table in the European Parliament. Copyright is a

EU axes geo-blocking: Upsets studios, delights consumers

Analysis The European Parliament has approved a draft law that geo-blocking, the act of offering an online content service in one European Union (EU) country and that country alone, will be scrapped in the first half of next year. Coupled with the recent law to end mobile roaming charges in the EU as of next

Just How Risky is Internet Piracy in 2017?

The world’s largest entertainment companies in the spheres of music, movies, and gaming would jump for joy if the Internet piracy phenomenon came to a crashing halt tomorrow. (Spoiler: it won’t) As a result, large sums of money are expended every day in an effort to keep unlawful distribution under control. Over the years there

Facebook and Google need humans, not just algorithms, to filter out hate speech

Facebook and Google give advertisers the ability to target users by their specific interests. That’s what has made those companies the giants that they are. Advertisers on Facebook can target people who work for a certain company or had a particular major in college, for example, and advertisers on Google can target anyone who searches

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