Europe reforms telecommunications

Telecommunications and copyright are at the forefront of the European Commission’s attention, pointing to an in-depth and substantial reform of an increasingly strategic sector. VuBlog has gathered together some of the most interesting contributions on the issue with insights and comments from experts and industry insiders.

A good compromise

A mix of targeted regulation and deregulation is how the portal Key4Biz summarises the tendency of the telecommunications and copyright reform wanted by the European Commission and presented in recent weeks by Junker. At the centre of the project is the new Electronic Communications Code. A compromise between opposing trends greeted favourably by the analysts at FTI Consulting.

Prysmian gives the okay

A substantial endorsement of the reform also came from Prysmian, a company operating in the construction of cables for electricity and telecommunications, as reported by the Corriere Comunicazioni. According to the experts of the international giants, the concept and project of gigabyte society, in particular, is a winner. A Europe that chooses to invest in the fibre optic network is shown to be in step with the times and ready to take part in the challenge of new technologies.

Not just rules

The European Commission’s project for the TLC sector not only provides rules, but also an ambitious investment plan. Junker has specified the objectives: by 2020 all families in Europe must have access to a connection of at least 100 Mb/s speed while the 5G network must be available in all main urban areas and railway lines. The portal DDay has dedicated much attention to the issue.

The Digital Single Market

The framework in which the European initiative moves is called the Digital Single Market and has a very high economic potential. EuNews has an interesting feature article on the issue, listing all of the initiatives that it comprises, and also proposing an estimate of the economic return. According to these calculations, the Single Digital Market would be able to free up 415 billion a year for growth.