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France’s president calls for internet governance reform

The 2018 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) held in Paris recently saw the first appearance at the annual event of a UN secretary general, and also a speech by Emmanuel Macron, in which he said the internet is “profoundly threatened” by cyber attacks, hate speech and disinformation, and by the internet giants.

  • Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Europe’s communications code gets final approval Europe’s communications code gets final approval

The European Council has given final sign-off on the EU’s Electronic Communications Code, which imposes price caps, tougher security procedures and spectrum allocation rules that will enhance 5G deployment, notes mobile World Live.

  • Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Revised Audiovisual Media Services Directive adopted in Europe Revised Audiovisual Media Services Directive adopted in Europe

On 6 November 2018, the Council of the European Union formally adopted the revised Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD), reports Lexology. “This closes a long, and at some moments, tense and conflictual process started in May 2016,...

  • Tuesday, 20 November 2018

LSE proposes online platform watchdog for the UK

The LSE Truth, Trust and Technology Commission at the London School of Economics has published a report, “Tackling the information crisis”, in which the key proposal is for an independent platform agency for the UK that would be a watchdog – rather than a regulator...

  • Tuesday, 20 November 2018

EU sets out artificial intelligence plan amid concerns EU sets out artificial intelligence plan amid concerns

The European Commission (EC) has published a plan prepared with member states to foster the development and use of artificial intelligence (AI) in Europe. It focuses on four areas: increasing investment, making more data available, fostering talent and ensuring trust.

  • Tuesday, 18 December 2018

India reconsiders annual spectrum usage charges India reconsiders annual spectrum usage charges

India’s Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is reportedly reconsidering the application of a flat annual spectrum usage charge (SUC) and is expected to contact the law ministry for its opinion on the matter, notes TeleGeography. “SUCs currently vary, with different rates having been set for each auction.

  • Tuesday, 20 November 2018

GSMA warns regulators on 5G spectrum priorities

The successful rollout of 5G services relies on timely access to the right amount and type of spectrum in the next year, warns the GSMA in an industry position paper, aimed at influencing the World Radio Communication (WRC-19) conference next year.

  • Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Singapore’s PM urges trade rules update for digital Singapore’s PM urges trade rules update for digital

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has called on leaders of Asia-Pacific economies to do much more to shape rules for emerging areas in the digital economy, such as electronic payments and digital identity, reports the Straits Times.

  • Tuesday, 20 November 2018

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