The European Parliament, Council and Commission reached an agreement this week to eradicate mobile roaming charges across the 28 member states of the European Union by June 15, 2017 and to require telecoms operators to treat all Internet traffic equally with no blocking or throttling of online content or services.
The European Commission's 2015 Digital Agenda Scoreboard revealed that LTE mobile broadband was available to nearly eight in 10 (79.4 per cent) of households across the European Union at the end of 2014, a significant increase on the situation at end-2013.
The European Commission (EC) is formally opening an investigation into whether Google violated antitrust laws through the dominant position of its Android mobile operating system by favoring its own services. The probe came paired with an official accusation by the EC's competition chief that the search giant had abused its power in Web searches.
Europe was late to the game in terms of LTE deployments and is determined not to be behind the curve when it comes to researching, developing and deploying "5G" networks. Special report
By Anne Morris "If we get 5G right there may not be a 6G." These are the much-quoted words of Andy Sutton, principal network architect at UK-based operator EE. To put it in context, Sutton...
The European Commission dropped its threat to launch an investigation into alleged illegal subsidies for Chinese mobile equipment manufacturers, in what will come as a relief to Huawei and ZTE--the two leading Chinese vendors operating in Europe.
Telefónica Deutschland has received final clearance from the European Commission for its €8.6 billion ($11.3 billion) acquisition of German rival E-Plus from KPN, after it was deemed that a mobile wholesale agreement previously announced with German company Drillisch complied with the agreed conditions for the deal.
The European Commission, keeping up the public-relations push to support its continuing passion for 5G, issued a public memo in which it said next-generation networks "will be a leap, not a step, forward."
Industry experts say operators must do more to offset the effect of European Commission mandated cuts to consumer roaming charges for mobile data usage, texts and calls that came into effect on July 1.
Latest data from the European Commission's digital scorecard reveals that the target of "broadband for all" in the European Union has effectively been achieved through a mix of mobile, fixed and satellite technologies including LTE.