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  • Fast internet for all, 5G everywhere by 2025 – EU

    The European Commission has announced a few rather ambitious connectivity targets for 2025. Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said that the internet connectivity proposals will encourage funding in high-speed networks and improve public access to WiFi. "We need to be connected. Our economy needs it. People need it. And we have to invest in that connectivity now," Junker said during his State of the Union Address. The EU is calling for fast public WiFi and 5G along transport routes The first proposal calls for all "socio/economic drivers" to have access to 1Gbps internet connectivity. So this means schools, universities, transport hubs and public service providers are...

  • #Brexit: 29 tweets that tell the story of Britain’s crucial ‘leave’ vote

    Britain has voted to leave the European Union. In the early hours of Friday morning it became increasingly clear those those wishing to leave (in favour of #Brexit) outnumbered those wanting to remain, albeit by a margin which appears to show a nation (or, more correctly, an assemblage of nations) at odds with itself. According to The Guardian, the "Leave" campaign received 17 410 742 (or 52%) of the vote, while the "Remain" camp received 16 141 241 (or 48%) of the vote. The winning camp's victory appears largely to have come on the back of older voters and those...

  • Europe’s four biggest mobile operators look to combine their services

    The European continent's four biggest mobile operators are seeking to join forces to create a better continental service. In what can be considered a pan-European infrastructure network, the Financial Times (FT) reports that Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom, Telecom Italia and Telefonica have been meeting with the EU's competition chief to discuss how the idea could be achieved in what is a rather fragmented European market. Europe is one continent where different countries and their respective laws causes difficulty in creating a standard for communication laws, and this aspect has created varying differences between the mobile carriers. As one person...

  • EU announces antitrust probe into Google

    Google received the news on Tuesday that it was to be the subject of an antitrust probe by European Union competition watchdogs. The Commission intends to investigate whether the internet giant abused its dominant position in the online search market. "The European Commission has decided to open an antitrust investigation into allegations that Google Inc. has abused a dominant position in online search," Brussels watchdogs said in a statement. The action "follows complaints by...