Major German network-independent telco provider 1&1 Drillisch has gained access to 30% of Telefónica’s network capacity – due to an existing agreement with the Spanish telco’s German division. 1&1 Drillisch obtained the access when it merged with United Internet, a primary European broadband specialist which operates READ MORE
Deutsche Telekom has struck a strategic partnership with Stuttgart-based vehicle inspection specialist Dekra, to develop a 5G smart mobility testbed aimed at trialling future smart city traffic management systems and vehicle-to-vehicle communication capabilities. The 5G testbed will be located at the Lausitzring testing and race-track READ MORE
Bratislava-based Slovak Telekom, the nation’s primary telco, has enabled Rich Communication Services for customer using the official texting app on the Android operating system. Going forward, Android Messages will allow those using compatible Android devices to send text and multimedia messages, transfer files, and share READ MORE
Swiss operator Sunrise Communications has put the first Swiss 5G antenna into operation, only half a year after successfully conducting the world’s most extensive 5G test in Switzerland, together with its technology partner Huawei Technologies. Sunrise’s 5G network offers fiber-like broadband speeds over a wireless READ MORE
Portuguese data roaming in the EU skyrocketed 370 percent between Q3 2016 and Q3 2017, the country’s regulatory authority for the communications sector, ANACOM (Autoridade Nacional de Comunicações), told the nation’s Lusa News Agency news agency. During the same period, there was also an increase READ MORE
UK-based mobile satellite communications firm Inmarsat is planning to launch the European Aviation Network (EAN) inflight Wi–Fi platform for the business aviation market by January 2019. The business rollout follows EAN’s successful launch in the commercial airline market. In April, Inmarsat’s aviation business unit president Philip Balaam was READ MORE
After picking Ericsson as its strategic partner in March of this year, Maltese telco Melita has launched its 5G-ready 4.5G mobile network in Valletta, in a bid to reach nationwide coverage by the end of the year. Established in 1992, Melita is a quadruple play READ MORE
Vodafone, one of Germany’s four main mobile operators, has announced the launch of 5G Beam technology in the country.
The deadline for compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming up fast. Says the European Union: “Enforcement date: 25 May 2018 – at which time those organizations in non-compliance may face heavy fines.”
If the EU’s proposal for a 3% tax on the turnover of digital companies passes, Ireland could lose up to €160 million in tax revenue a year, revenue official Kate Levey told the Oireachtas finance committee at Ireland’s Parliament.