Broadband

Italy’s Tiscali Mobile requests EU free roaming opt-out

The Tiscali Mobile MVNO of Sardinia-based operator Tiscali has applied to regulator Agcom for permission to opt out of the newly-introduced roam-like-at-home requirement in the EU for a period of 12 months on grounds of economic viability. Tiscali’s marketing director Massimo Castelli revealed the MVNO’s move in an interview with tech website Key4biz, stating that

Italy’s Tiscali Mobile requests EU free roaming opt-out

The Tiscali Mobile MVNO of Sardinia-based operator Tiscali has applied to regulator Agcom for permission to opt out of the newly-introduced roam-like-at-home requirement in the EU for a period of 12 months on grounds of economic viability. Tiscali’s marketing director Massimo Castelli revealed the MVNO’s move in an interview with tech website Key4biz, stating that

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

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

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

Data is the new oil, especially for telcos

Organisations must extract valuable data to gain greater business intelligence Data is the new oil but without the sort of refineries to turn it into more useful products, it remains useless for organisations in Australia. That’s where data science comes into the picture, converting information into intelligence, according to DataSpark chief operating officer, Shaowei Ying.

Kodi magazine ‘directs readers to pirate content’

A British magazine is directing readers to copyright-infringing software, the Federation Against Copyright Theft (Fact) has said. Kodi is a free, legal media player for computers – but software add-ons can make it possible to download pirated content. The Complete Guide to Kodi magazine instructs readers on how to download such add-ons. Dennis Publishing has

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

EU Council extends broadcast content rules to social media

The Council has reached today a general approach on the proposal for a revised directive on audiovisual media services (AVMS) . The aim of the proposal is to respond to the unprecedented technological and market changes that the digital shift has brought about in order to boost the competitiveness of Europe’s audiovisual industry, while preserving

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