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Intermedia, June 2015, Volume 43 Issue 02

Intermedia, June 2015, Volume 43 Issue 02

Bringing TMT Together

Members automatically receive InterMedia, the IIC's quarterly journal. It reviews key developments in telecommunications and media policy, regulatory affairs, emergent ICT trends and, especially, the impact of the internet across the entire ecosystem. InterMedia is a rich resource of articles, reports and interviews and the contents reflect the IIC's on-going discussion themes.

While convergence has been on our agenda for some time, much of the discussion has been about technologies and how platforms and content are converging. Of course we have also discussed the 'converged regulator' and the advantages of having regulatory oversight of these platforms under one house, although there are also advantages to having dedicated agencies, as Madeleine de Cock Buning of the Dutch Media Authority notes in this issue, because there is much convergence alone in the media sector. But the launch of the new European digital single market strategy in May also shows challenges that go much wider than regulation in bringing the combined benefits of TMT to bear, not least the interaction with almost every aspect of economies and cultures. It's a theme passionately explored by H Sama Nwana in his article on TMT in Africa, where only holistic national and regional approaches will deliver for millions now waiting.

Fabio Colasanti, president, IIC

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This issue at a glance

News from around the Globe

News from around the Globe

Andrus Ansip (left), European commissioner leading the digital single market project team, and Günther Oettinger, commissioner for the digital economy and society, at the strategy launch in May.
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Euro Insight

Euro Insight

The IIC’s spring TMF in Brussels took place a few months into the work of the new European Commission, as Cristina Murroni reports.
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Q&A With Madeleine de Cock Buning

Q&A With Madeleine de Cock Buning

President of the Dutch Media Authority.
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The Sky Is A Limit

The Sky Is A Limit

The growing interest in using pilotless drone aircraft is bringing new regulatory challenges, writes Leonidas Kanellos.
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Taming the oligopolists

Taming the oligopolists

Sumit Sharma extends the argument for using competition policy rather than regulation for convergent networks by looking at oligopoly models.
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A TMT Agenda

A TMT Agenda

H Sama Nwana makes a passionate case for promoting TMT and not just telecoms in Africa – a case that could benefit all developing nations.
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The FCC’s Bright Lines

The FCC’s Bright Lines

Jonathan Jacob Nadler says the FCC’s new Open Internet Remand Order makes five fundamental changes, faces five legal challenges – and will have five unintended consequences.
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Making Access Universal

Making Access Universal

Universal access and service programmes are vital to extending broadband to all parts of a country. Antonio GarcIa Zaballos discusses the findings of a comparative report.
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21st Century Privacy Fix

21st Century Privacy Fix

With pressure mounting for new personal data privacy rules, Nancy Libin and Joshua Bercu assess the current state of play in the US and EU.
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Privacy Research Directions

Privacy Research Directions

Views and new studies about privacy from researchers at Aalborg University, Denmark
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Video’s Demands

Video’s Demands

Trends in internet video services are becoming apparent, and regulatory and competition agencies need to respond, as Augusto preta reports.
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Ofcom’s Surprise

Ofcom’s Surprise

One of the world’s bellwether regulators has announced a surprise strategic review. Tom Kiedrowski discusses what’s behind it.
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Vital Signs

Vital Signs

Stuart Brotman puts forward an index that captures the ‘vitality’ of broadband internet ecosystems in five countries, and which could be a benchmarking model.
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