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 and Other Associations Develop Joint Letter to EC on Risks of German Vectoring Monopoly

Twenty-five German and international associations have jointly drafted and published a letter outlining their concerns regarding the vectoring monopoly proposed by the German National Regulator Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA). This proposal would give a single provider the right to exclusively install vectoring equipment at street cabinets in the nearshore area around the 8.000 German main distribution frames […]

Broadband Speeds Four Times Higher in Better Regulated Markets, Study

Businesses and consumers are losing EUR 25bn per year and broadband speeds are being restricted due to uncompetitive telecoms markets, reveals a study released by ECTA last week.

INTUG Writes to President of EC on NGA Concerns

The European Commission’s imminent NGA Recommendation – the first major test of the Framework Review – will have a profound impact on the ability of business users to obtain the European network services they need to compete effectively in world markets – something of particular importance in the current recessionary environment.

Business Case for FttH Favors Former Incumbents, Study

Research released last week is the first to analyze the business case of rolling out next generation fiber networks across Europe. The study shows that only incumbent operators, with their extensive infrastructure and customer bases, can profitably roll out high speed fiber to the home (FttH) lines to large parts of Europe.

EU Operators Offset Eurotariff With Rate Hike for non-EU Roaming

European operators have raised the price of roaming calls into the European Union as much as 163 per cent since the introduction of the Eurotariff to compensate for the loss of roaming revenues within Europe, according to research from Informa Telecoms & Media.

OECD Broadband Update Released

The OECD released a background report with updated international data on broadband usage. The number of broadband subscribers in the OECD reached 235 million by December 2007, an increase of 18 per cent from 200 million subscribers in December 2006. This growth increased broadband penetration rates to 20.0 subscriptions per 100 inhabitants up from 16.9 […]

US Should Provide Incentives to Boost Broadband Access

The U.S. government should create a national broadband strategy, create incentives and support efforts to boost broadband demand in order to increase broadband access, according to a new report, Explaining International Broadband Leadership released on 1 May.