Free Flow of Data: INTUG Signs Joint Industry Letter + VP Ansip Weighs in During Speech

“Removing existing data localization rules would bring the EU’s economy an estimated EUR 8 billion of additional economic activity annually. Preventing unjustified data localization would save the EU economy EUR 52 billion per year”. These are just a few of the arguments laid out in a letter signed by INTUG and many other industry associations, […]

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 Addresses Barriers to International Business Apps at EP Event

Nick White, Executive Vice President of INTUG, spoke at a dinner at the European Parliament, organized by “Make the Net work”, on April 15.

EC Consults on non-Discriminatory Access and Wholesale Cost Methodology

Yesterday the European Commission launched a consultation on non-discriminatory access to dominant operator network services and another on cost methodologies for the provision of wholesale services.

European Telecom Users to Benefit From New Rules

Tomorrow (25 May) new EU rules to ensure more competition on the telecom market and better services for customers will take effect. Among other things, users should be able to switch operators in one day without losing their existing number and enjoy better protection of their online personal data, according to the European Commission.

INTUG Position on the EC’s Proposals Following the Framework Review

INTUG welcomes the European Commission’s proposals for revision of the European Regulatory Framework for Telecommunications. Whilst applauding the EU’s progress in the last decade towards an open and competitive telecommunications market, the business users which INTUG represent are still unable to obtain the seamless services within all Member States, or across the EU, that they […]

Eight EU Members Ahead of U.S. in Broadband, Commission Says

Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands and Sweden are world leaders in broadband deployment with penetration rates over 30 per cent by the end of 2007, according to the European Commission’s 13th Progress Report on the Single Telecoms Market, issued today.

INTUG is Lobbying the EC on Mobile Access and Call Origination

This week, INTUG sent a letter to the European Commission concerning “access and call origination on public mobile telephone networks” – so-called Market 15. INTUG believes that the current Review of the European Regulatory Framework provides an opportunity to enhance the effectiveness of sector specific telecommunications regulation. Therefore the Users Group felt it was necessary […]