EU boss promises 5G by 2020
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 15 September 2016 11:29

EU boss promises 5G by 2020


Uninterrupted 5G coverage by 2025

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker made some bold statement about the future of 5G in his State of the Union 2016 speech. 

EU wants a minimum Internet download speed of 100Mbps
Published in News


By 2025

The European Commission wants “all European households” to have a minimum Internet download speed of 100Mbps+ by 2025, with businesses and the public sector being told to expect 1Gbps+.

LG snubs EU with V20
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 12 September 2016 12:55

LG snubs EU with V20


Europeans don’t want big screens, which is news to us

LG has decided that Europeans don’t want big screen phones and are not issuing the V20 in that region.

US government furious over EU Apple fine
Published in News
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 12:53

US government furious over EU Apple fine


Not paying tax is the American way

The US government is furious that the EU is starting to get hacked off with US companies not paying tax.

EU wants more privacy on web services
Published in News
Tuesday, 16 August 2016 11:05

EU wants more privacy on web services

Extending secuirty and confidentuality of phone to Skype and WhatsApp

The EU is planning to extend telecom rules covering security and confidentiality of communications to web services such as Microsoft's Skype and Facebook's WhatsApp. However it looks like this could be used to restrict how they use encryption.

EU net neutrality plans going backwards
Published in News
Thursday, 04 August 2016 12:08

EU net neutrality plans going backwards


Ericsson worried about too many controls

Ericsson head of European affairs, Peter Olson has warned that new net neutrality guidelines drawn up by EU regulatory body Berec are taking the mobile industry “one step backwards”.

Hardware prices jacked up in UK
Published in News
Wednesday, 13 July 2016 11:55

Hardware prices jacked up in UK


Thanks Brexit

Major PC suppliers are jacking up their prices in the UK following the country's brilliant move to show the world that Britain can economically destroy itself without any help from the EU.

EU votes for new cyber security laws
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Wednesday, 06 July 2016 14:46

EU votes for new cyber security laws


Major changes afoot

The European Parliament voted to spruce up the EU’s cyber security laws in a move which will have many companies tearing their hare (sic) and stamping on their rabbits.

Intel still contesting AMD fine
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 14:31

Intel still contesting AMD fine


US$1.4 billion at stake

Intel is still contesting the landmark US$1.4 billion antitrust fine from the European Commission, which in May 2009 found it had abused its dominant position in the market for x86 processors.

EU blocks Hutchison’s O2 take-over
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Wednesday, 11 May 2016 14:01

EU blocks Hutchison’s O2 take-over

Would have harmed the UK mobile sector

The European Commission has blocked the proposed acquisition of O2 by Hutchison under the EU Merger Regulation.