European Commission Formally Adopts a Roaming Fair Use Policy

The European Commission has formally adopted fair use rules for ending roaming charges in the European Union in 2017. The measure was proposed in September 2016, voted on 12 December and adopted on 15 December 2016.

“We Need to be Connected”: European Commission Proposes Ambitious Overhaul of EU Telecom Rules

The European Commission has proposed an overhaul of EU telecom rules, with new initiatives to meet Europeans’ growing connectivity needs and boost Europe’s competitiveness. These proposals are intended to encourage investment in very high-capacity networks and accelerate public access to Wi-Fi for Europeans.

What Impact Will the EU’s Proposal on Forced Data Localization Have? Danielle Jacobs Guest Blogs on Blogactiv

European Commission Vice President, Andrus Ansip, has called for an end to forced data localization within the EU’s Single Market.

INTUG Getting a Voice in Plans for Global Roaming Policy

Jan van Alphen, board member at the International Telecommunications User Group (INTUG), representing business users, was invited to be part of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) consultation on International Mobile Roaming. This consultation is part of the Let’s Roam the World initiative, launched in 2015 by Mr Brahima Sanou, Director of ITU’s Telecommunication Development Bureau.

INTUG Takes Part in Joint Letter to EC on Concerns About German Vectoring Monopoly Proposal

Twenty-five German and international associations, including INTUG, have jointly drafted and published a letter outlining their concerns regarding the vectoring monopoly proposed by the German National Regulator Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA). We have received a response from European Commission Vice-President Andrus Ansip, who has replied to our concerns and expressed his interest in the topic.

INTUG Participates in WIK-Consult Study

INTUG has been bringing the voice of the business user to a study by WIK-Consult, in conjunction with IDATE and Deloitte.

Commissioner Malmstrom responds to Joint Industry Letter on Special Access

The EU aims to encourage a pro-competitive access regime for telecommunications that allows efficient market entry to all providers in its trade negotiations, states Commission Cecilia Malmstrom in her response to a Joint Industry letter on Special Access.

INTUG Participates in WIK Study for EC on Access and Interoperability

The European Commission has published a study by WIK-Consult on the harmonization of access and interoperability.

INTUG Shares Users’ Issues at EC

Danielle Jacobs, Chairman of INTUG, represented INTUG at a hearing from the European Commission, speaking about the needs of digital technology users.