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MPs call for end to international call charges in EU

Dutch political party D66 has called for the EU to scrap extra costs for making international calls within the EU. While consumers no longer pay surcharges for mobile roaming in the EU since 15 June, they still pay more to call other EU countries from home. D66 MP Jan Paternotte told Nu.nl that the Dutch government should take a stand…

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Alibaba cloud to launch big data service in Europe

Alibaba Cloud will roll out its big-data service, called “MaxCompute,” in Europe in the second half of 2017 to tap into growing demand for data-processing and analytics from local enterprises. MaxCompute is a big-data platform that allows users to store and process massive amounts of data, including images, video and audio with storage demands as high as terabyte, or even…

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Video represents approximately 50% of the mobile traffic in Europe

74% of French people go online every day and 95% of those aged 18-24 . Most of the usage regards social networks and content consumption, in particular video, says Orange High- and very-high-speed networks have made this widespread use possible by permitting usages that are more advanced and consume more bandwidth, such as streaming. Mobile is king Among the constantly…

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GSMA and ETNO warn Europe over 5G delays

The telecoms industry is concerned about the current legislative debate on the future of mobile connectivity and spectrum management in Europe. As the European Parliament and Member States discuss amendments to the draft European Electronic Communications Code, ETNO and the GSMA fear that legislators have abandoned their ambitions for 5G roll-out in Europe. Last year, the European Commission set out…

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Collaborative cloud-based platform for manufacturing SME’s in Europe announced

These tools will help SMEs to overcome the current economic crisis and to enhance their competitiveness in the global economy Atos, an international IT services company, leads the “Cloud Collaborative Manufacturing Networks” (C2NET) consortium, whose main goal is the creation of cloud-enabled tools for supporting the SMEs supply network optimization of manufacturing and logistic assets based on collaborative demand, production…

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UPC targets network expansion, closer integration in CEE

Expanding UPC’s network in the Central and Eastern Europe is essential for the group’s operating model, said Severina Pascu, UPC CEE CEO in an interview for Ziarul Financial. Starting 1 March, the marketing functions of UPC in Central and Eastern Europe were integrated across the region, and strengthening the collaboration in the region will continue. READ MORE: UPC launches new business…

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Spending on Cognitive and Artificial Intelligence Systems in Western Europe is Forecast to Reach $1.5 Billion This Year, According to New IDC Spending Guide

An update to the Worldwide Semiannual Cognitive/Artificial Intelligence Systems Spending Guide from International Data Corporation (IDC) forecasts Western European revenues for cognitive and artificial intelligence (AI) systems will reach $1.5 billion in 2017, an increase of 40.0% over 2016. Western European spending on cognitive and AI solutions will continue to see significant corporate investment over the next several years, achieving…

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Southern Europeans should not be forced to pay the cost of ending roaming charges, GUE/NGL say

The European Parliament has voted to reduce wholesale roaming charges this week, but the decision means that multinational companies will benefit and southern Europeans will pay higher prices. The European Parliament has voted to reduce wholesale roaming charges this week, but the decision means that multinational companies will benefit and southern Europeans will pay higher prices. Following the European Union’s…

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Everything you need to know about end of roaming charges for travellers in the EU in 2017

Updated Questions and Answers How does roaming work in the EU? When you travel to a foreign country and phone, text or surf online with your mobile phone or device using your home country’s SIM card, you are roaming. Your mobile phone operator and an operator in the country where you are travelling, work together to keep you connected, so…

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