The Importance of EU Telco Regulation Reform

Fibre optic cable.

The European Union (EU) is home to a thriving telecommunications sector, responsible for connecting millions of people across its member states. However, despite its successes, the broadband sector faces challenges that could hinder its continued growth and development. Comprehensive EU telco reform is necessary to address these issues and ensure the broadband sector remains competitive … Read more

Importance of Informatics in Italian Schools: Can Broadband Cope?

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Informatics, or computer science, is becoming increasingly crucial in today’s digital age, shaping various aspects of modern life. As technology continues to evolve, the importance of integrating informatics into the educational curricula of Italian schools cannot be overstated. This article discusses the significance of informatics in Italian schools, the broadband-related implications, and the steps necessary … Read more

Effect of Open Fiber’s 2021 Change of Ownership Structure

Fibre optic cable.

In 2021, Open Fiber, the Italian wholesale-only fibre-optic network provider, underwent a significant change in its ownership structure. The restructuring saw the Italian state-backed lender Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) increase its stake in the company, gaining majority control, while Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) took over Enel’s remaining stake in the company. This … Read more

Digital Media Pioneers: Leonardo Chiariglione

Leonardo Chiariglione.

Leonardo Chiariglione, born on 30 January 1943 in Almese, Italy, is a renowned expert in digital media and a key figure in the development of the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) standards. With a background in electronic engineering, Chiariglione has dedicated his career to advancing the field of digital media compression and distribution. In 1988, … Read more

EU Broadband Pioneers: Peter Pellegrini

Peter Pellegrini.

Peter Pellegrini, born on 6 October 1975, served as the Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic from March 2018 to March 2020. A member of the Direction – Social Democracy (Smer-SD) party, Pellegrini has held various positions in the Slovak government, including Deputy Prime Minister for Investments and Minister of Education, Science, Research and Sport, … Read more

EU Telecom Ministers Reach An Agreement On A 5G Roadmap

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The European Union (EU) has announced plans to develop a comprehensive 5G roadmap, with the aim of boosting connectivity, security, and economic growth across the region. This strategic direction highlights the EU’s commitment to harnessing the potential of 5G technology while addressing the associated cybersecurity challenges. A United Vision for 5G The EU has outlined … Read more

Günther Oettinger: EU Telcos Need to Make Fair Profits

Guenther Oettinger.

Günther Oettinger, the incoming EU digital chief, has recently emphasised the importance of fair profits for telecommunication companies, signalling a potential shift in the European Union’s approach to the telecom sector. Oettinger’s remarks, as reported by Handelsblatt, suggest that the focus should move from prioritising consumer benefits to ensuring a healthy and sustainable environment for … Read more

Neelie Kroes Urges Matteo Renzi to Demonstrate Digital Leadership

Italy has long been a country of ICT innovation. From Meucci’s telephone and Marconi’s radio; to Olivetti’s desktop PC, the first in the world. That triumph did not come from being conservative. It came from embracing innovation, change and opportunity. Today, innovation relies on digital. I’m not talking about the digital economy, or expanding this … Read more

euandi: Empowering Citizens in the 2014 European Parliament Vote

In 2014, euandi, a Voting Advice Application (VAA), was introduced to assist citizens in making well-informed decisions for the European Parliament (EP) vote. The innovative platform, available in 24 languages, allowed users to explore and compare their political stances on various policy issues with those of the contesting parties. euandi aimed to promote political awareness … Read more