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China makes moves on blockchain regulation

According to website, International Law Office, the Chinese government’s growing concerns about certain aspects of blockchain have triggered a number of recent regulatory responses. For example, in June 2018 the government learned of a vaccine scandal in which improper wording was allegedly uploaded to Ethereum (a type of blockchain).

  • Tuesday, 18 December 2018

FCC goes for incentive auction for 5G spectrum

The FCC has published more on its plans to hold a major 5G spectrum auction in 2019 by adopting new rules that will promote the availability of high-band millimetre wave spectrum for the next generation of wireless connectivity.

  • Tuesday, 18 December 2018

European regulators body publishes plan for 2019/20 European regulators body publishes plan for 2019/20

BEREC, the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications, has released a number of documents and consultations, including its “highly anticipated” opinion on the EU net neutrality regulation and guidelines.

  • Tuesday, 18 December 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

Agreement reached on European TV copyright

European negotiators have reached a political agreement on proposed copyright legislation on TV and radio programmes. The new rules will make it easier for European broadcasters to make certain programmes available on their live TV or catch-up services online, and will simplify the distribution of more radio and TV channels by retransmission operators.

  • Tuesday, 18 December 2018

OTT services to overtake cinema box office

A tipping point in the global entertainment industry is set to occur in 2019 with revenues from subscription over the top (OTT) services exceeding cinema box office, according to a study from Ampere Analysis.

  • Tuesday, 18 December 2018

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

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