Friday, 5 July 2013

Happy Fourth of July?

Each year I commemorate the Declaration of Independence (July 4, 1776) and the 1787 federal prototype, the Constitution of the United States of America, which replaced the Articles of Confederation, as great achievements in political history. - Independence Day, July 4th is an excellent time for reflection, on both shores of the Atlantic. Read Happy Fourth of July?

Sunday, 30 June 2013

The age of zero trust: Spies and spied upon

I have noticed being troubled by the implications of this ground zero of trust for the Internet economy. If the Internet returns to a mental Stone Age of zero trust, what is going to happen to us and our economies? Read The age of zero trust: Spies and spied upon.

Ultra-fast Internet, mobile services and roaming in EU

After the EU Digital Agenda Scoreboard SWD(2013) 217 in a nutshell and a look at the fragmented and contracting telecoms markets in Europe, we steam ahead to the second annex chapter about fast and ultra-fast Internet access (from page 43). - I pick and choose a few figures. Read Ultra-fast Internet, mobile services and roaming in EU.

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Variations on a telecommunications regulation theme

The ouverture presents the theme. In the blog entry ECTA and ETNO lobbying – the sequel I mentioned the Financial Times article by Daniel Thomas and James Fontanella-Khan: Telecoms chiefs urge rethink of reforms (€). Read Variations on a telecommunications regulation theme.

Friday, 28 June 2013

ECTA and ETNO lobbying – the sequel

How do you think telecommunications lobbying in Brussels AD 2013 serves the public? Read ECTA and ETNO lobbying – the sequel.

Thursday, 27 June 2013

ECTA and ETNO shadow boxing on telecoms single market

Let us turn to the public information (and communication practices) of two major telco industry interest groups. Read ECTA and ETNO shadow boxing on telecoms single market.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Telecoms single market outlined

At the Digital Agenda Assembly (DAA) in Dublin, 20 June 2013, Kroes sang the praise of progress with the Digital Agenda for Europe (DAE) before concentrating minds on unfinished business, the proposal promised for the telecoms single market. Read Telecoms single market outlined.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

EU telecommunications market proposal

Commission vice-president Neelie Kroes has promised an EU telecommunications market proposal in September. Read EU telecommunications market proposal.

Fragmented and contracting telecoms services in Europe

Markets in the United States and South East Asia are rising, but Europe is falling behind. Are the European leaders prepared to act quickly and decisively to get our continent back on a growth path? Read Fragmented and contracting telecoms services in Europe.

Sunday, 23 June 2013

EU Digital Agenda Scoreboard 2013 in a nutshell

Dear fellow citizens of #Neuland, I wish you happy reading and a brighter future. Read EU Digital Agenda Scoreboard 2013 in a nutshell.

Friday, 21 June 2013

Merkel in #Neuland – Where are the digital natives?

The digital natives have (deservedly) had some fun, but are we going to see more of the discussion Jon Worth started by asking questions and enlightening the politicians necessary for both market reforms and Internet regulation in Europe? Read Merkel in #Neuland – Where are the digital natives?

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Creative and competitive Europe? Digital Agenda Assembly 2013 opens

Is Europe too defensively anchored in the past, as sketched in the entry #jesuisreactionnaire joins Colbert 2.0, or can enough creative people seize the offensive opportunites in a competitive digital world, as on offer in the public consultation about television and the Internet (connected devices)? Read Creative and competitive Europe? Digital Agenda Assembly 2013 opens.

Neelie Kroes on Digital Agenda for Europe

While following the #DA13 Twitter stream, I look at some of the themes Kroes has dealt with in her latest speeches. Read Neelie Kroes on Digital Agenda for Europe.

#jesuisreactionnaire joins Colbert 2.0

France abounds with great ideas – for earlier centuries. But it makes it harder for the rest of the European Union to become fit for the global era. Read #jesuisreactionnaire joins Colbert 2.0.

Monday, 17 June 2013

Connected devices and TV in EU media policy

Perhaps a few more Europeans should ask why the great Internet, information technology and entertainment firms are American. In principle Europe should offer a seamless home market of 510 million citizens and consumers through the European Economic Area (EEA). Read Connected devices and TV in EU media policy.