EC Investigates Cooperation between Iberian Incumbents

The European Commission has opened a formal investigation to find out whether the Spanish and Portuguese telecoms operators Telefónica and Portugal Telecom have breached European rules by agreeing not to compete with each other in their respective home markets.

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.

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.

More than Half of Europeans Use Internet Regularly, ICT Progress Report

Over 250 million Europeans are now regular Internet users, 80 per cent of them have broadband connections and 60 per cent of public services in the EU are fully available online. Two thirds of schools and half of doctors make use of fast Internet connections, thanks to strong broadband growth in Europe.