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09/02/2006
As the current generation of the internet will "run out of space" because of its lack of addresses, IPv6 -the sixth version of the Internet Protocol- will succeed and provide a wide range of addresses and services. It will underpin the convergence process between fixed and mobile, as well as between data, voice and video. With IPv6, addresses can be assigned to a new breed of internet-capable devices -mobile phones, car navigation systems, home appliances, industrial equipment and much more. All of these devices can be linked together, constantly communicating wirelessly. After intense developments and investments, first IPv6 deployments are happening at European and Global level. The European Commission is engaging in a process of identifying the hurdles and triggers for IPv6 deployment and ultimately to define policies moving forward its wide adoption. As part of this process, a consultation on IPv6 evolution is now launched (closing date : 24 February 2006). Read more
09/02/2006
The Integral Satcom Initiative (ISI) is an industry-led action forum designed to bring together all aspects related to satellite communications. ISI addresses broadcasting, broadband and mobile satellite communications, as well as their convergence, in integration within the global telecommunication network infrastructure. ISI supports all forms of space communication and space exploitation. It is designed as a Technology Platform for the seventh Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Commission. Read more
09/02/2006
International High Level Research Seminar on "Trust in the Net", Vienna, 9 February 2006 Read more
From 03/04/2006 to 04/04/2006
Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
This event offers a forum for the assessment of progress made with regard to the use of information and communication technologies at a local, regional and national level. Read more
08/02/2006
The Finnish Presidency will launch a European Network of Living Labs on November 21, 2006. This is the first step towards a New European Innovation System (EIS). There is an urgent need to improve European-wide aspiration for innovation towards job creation and growth. There is also an urgent need to undergo European-wide, national and regional institutional, structural and financial changes that facilitate the focused and innovation-based growth for global competitiveness of Europe. Mr. Matti Vanhanen, Prime Minister of Finland, emphasizes that the European Network of Living Labs is a concrete action for putting Lisbon strategy in real life. Read more
08/02/2006
European Regulators Group, Paris, 8 February 2006 Read more
07/02/2006
Europe needs an innovative and competitive communications sector to meet the challenges of i2010, the digital economy component of the renewed Lisbon strategy for fostering investment, growth and jobs. Greater use of information and communications technologies (ICT) not only boosts productivity throughout the European economy, but also generates new services and creates jobs in Europe. Electronic communications networks and services form a large part of the ICT landscape. Creating the conditions for a flourishing e- communications sector is a key aim of EU regulatory policy. Read more
07/02/2006
Competition among telecoms operators has drastically cut the cost of making phone calls over the past 20 years. Read more
07/02/2006
On 7 February at 11:00 am the registration of domain names under the .eu Top Level Domain has entered into the second phase of the Sunrise Period. The Sunrise is a 4 months period during which only holders of prior rights, including business, can apply for the registration of domain names. During the first phase more than 170.000 applications from trademark holders and public bodies have been received by the .eu Registry. The second phase opens the door for holders of other prior rights such as unregistered trade marks, business identifiers or copyright. From 7 April 2006, the Registry will open its doors for applications from the general public. With the introduction of .eu the Commission lives up to the promise made at the Lisbon European Council in 2000 to give Europe’s Information Society an identity on the web under reliable EU rules. Read more

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