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Intermedia, March 2015, Volume 43 Issue 01

Intermedia, March 2015, Volume 43 Issue 01

The Internet is the Issue

Internet governance and net neutrality continue to dominate many discussions at present. From our recent meeting in Washington, and as Wolfgang Kleinwächter writes in this issue, we can see some light in the governance jungle, with major issues such as cybersecurity and the reliance on the cybereconomy becoming pressing. But this remains a packed agenda. On net neutrality, we have just had one of the major decisions of this century with the US FCC about to issue rules that reclassify the internet like a telecoms utility. There will be legal challenges, and it is by no means certain that Europe will follow suit, as less stringent rules are under consideration. Sitting in the middle meanwhile are the content and media platforms – Facebook, YouTube and so on – that are for some people what the internet is, and where new regulatory insight is needed, as our cover story in this issue explains.

Fabio Colasanti, president, IIC

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This issue at a glance

News from around the Globe

News from around the Globe

The victory for net neutrality for pressure groups such as Credo owes much to President Obama. And a paper from the Berkman Center for Internet and Society finds that “the net neutrality debate is the first major example of a successful campaign to achieve an affirmative rule change in the teeth of well-organised lobbying opposition”.
March 2015, Volume 43 Issue 01

DC Currents

DC Currents

There were two key themes at the IIC’s annual Telecommunications and Media Forum (TMF) in Washington, DC as Cristina Murroni reports.
March 2015, Volume 43 Issue 01

Q&A with Fatima Barros

Q&A with Fatima Barros

Fatima Barros, chair of Portugal’s regulator, Anacom, and also BEREC
March 2015, Volume 43 Issue 01

Gearing up for Regulation 2.0

Gearing up for Regulation 2.0

Georg Serentschy develops the regulatory picture in Europe and argues for a much more ambitious agenda for investment.
March 2015, Volume 43 Issue 01

Meeting a New Agenda

Meeting a New Agenda

The internet governance calendar is more packed than ever. Wolfgang Kleinwachter charts the key events that could shape an agenda for 2025.
March 2015, Volume 43 Issue 01

Poles of Excellence

Poles of Excellence

Many countries are keen to foster policies that help develop world class ICT centres. To this end, GIUDITTA DE PRATO and DANIEL NEPELSKI describe a European project that maps and measures ICT ‘poles of excellence’.
March 2015, Volume 43 Issue 01

Platforms of Power

Platforms of Power

The rise of content and media intermediaries such as Google and Facebook as digital gatekeepers raises major policy and regulation concerns, writes Robin Mansell.
March 2015, Volume 43 Issue 01

Testing Telecoms Assumptions

Testing Telecoms Assumptions

Is much of current policy based on received wisdom and not rigorous evidence? Roslyn Layton sets out several areas where this may well be so
March 2015, Volume 43 Issue 01

Public Interest Test

Public Interest Test

Continuing our coverage of spectrum auctions, Stefan Zehle explores further the pitfalls and implications for the public purse, drawing on key examples from the past decade.
March 2015, Volume 43 Issue 01

Impact of the Sharing Economy

Impact of the Sharing Economy

The modern sharing economy is small but growing - and enabled by the internet. John Ure discusses its possible impact and where regulation may be heading, with particular reference to Asia.
March 2015, Volume 43 Issue 01

Protect and Roam

Protect and Roam

Matt Hatton reviews the main regulatory trends in the world of M2M and the internet of things.
March 2015, Volume 43 Issue 01

Time to Lead

Time to Lead

The latest ransomware attacks should be a catalyst for a more strategic approach to cybersecurity, argues MALCOLM TAYLOR.

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