20 February 2012
Study on MSS Authorisation Regimes and Authorisations in the EU Member States, SMART Nº 2011/0015, by Gerald Oberst, Hogan Lovells International LLP
20 February 2012The aim of this project is to gather information systemically and present a complete picture of regulations that apply in all 27 Member States, following adoption of Decision 626/2008/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on selection and authorisation of MSS systems; Decision 2009/49/EC on the selection of MSS operators; and in particular Decision 2011/667/EU on modalities for coordinated application of the rules on enforcement with regard to MSS. The project makes an inventory of the regulatory state of play for MSS/CGC authorisations across the EU in order to evaluate the progress in the implementation, at national level, of the MSS initiative achieved in two years following the Commission Selection Decision.
7 October 2011
7 October 2011The present report contains the final results for the study SMART 2009/0021 on “Enterprise 2.0 in Europe”, produced by Tech4i2, IDC and Headshift for the European Commission. The report is addresses 4 main issues: What is Enterprise 2.0? Why it matters? How is it implemented? So what should the European Commission do? The key novelty lies not so much in technological developments, but in the values of web 2.0: emergent approach, open innovation, no hierarchy, many-to-many, rapid development. In particular, we consider E20 as a key enabler of open innovation and innovative working practices (results driven, employee centered, based on open communication).
4 January 2011
Study on MSS Authorisation Regimes and Authorisations in the EU Member States, SMART Nº 2010/20, by Gerald Oberst, Hogan Lovells International LLP
4 January 2011The aim of this project is to gather information in a systemic approach to present a complete picture of Member State regulations that apply, following the Decision 626/2008/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on selection and authorisation of MSS systems and the Decision 2009/49/EC of the Commission on the selection of MSS operators.
16 August 2010
16 August 2010Vice President and EU Commissioner for the European Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes kicked off this two day conference in Brussels. .... She stated that the Internet of Things, the next wave of internet enabled connectivity, is not simply a technical innovation but a broad process in the heart of our society...
30 April 2010
30 April 2010The Integral SatCom Initiative European Technology Platform (ISI) released an innovative paper to identify the research topics in satellite communications that could help in addressing grand societal challenges. It is the first one produced by a Technology Platform on interdisciplinary cooperation for societal challenges. The key words to remember: smarter systems for culture and knowledge management, healthcare, transport, mobility, environmental information, energy grids and broadband for all.
11 September 2009
11 September 2009The Commission invited all interested stakeholders to a public presentation of the final results of the Digital Dividend study which took place in Brussels on Wednesday, 9 September 2009.
See also: Digital dividend web page
30 January 2009
30 January 2009According to the new OECD Information Technology Outlook, the IT industry is likely to have grown by 4% at most in 2008 compared to the previous year. But with the outlook for the global economy worsening and business and consumer confidence plummeting, growth will remain flat or decline in 2009. The publication mainly focuses on how ICT and broadband are being mainstreamed in trade, investment, household uptake, influencing digital content, and policies. A read-only version of the Report is available here .
See also: 2009 Report Highlights
29 April 2008
Implementation of common European numbers for social services is progressing, but more could be done
29 April 2008The European Commission services have gathered information on the state of implementation of 116 numbers in the EU Member States.
26 October 2007
26 October 2007This white paper is intended for identifying future research challenges in Networked Media. Availability of information at all places is becoming crucial to the development of modern day society. In addition, information is already available in the form of various media such as audio, video and text. Furthermore, in the Networked Media of the future all the elements of the media value chain will have a network capacity attached to them. Not only does it mean that all devices and multimedia content will be network-enabled but it also means that users and providers will participate and collaborate actively in a community network. The paper focuses on three main axes of future progress – true broadband support, personalized media, and distributed control.
17 December 2006
17 December 2006The European Commission, in close collaboration with stakeholder organisations, organised this event focused on the scientific perspectives and risk management techniques relating to Electro-Magnetic Fields (EMF).
Contact: Enterprise and Industry DG
12 July 2006
Impact Assessment of policy options in relation to a Commission proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and the Council on Roaming on public mobile networks within the Community (SEC(2006) 925)
12 July 2006This impact assessment (IA) report examines options for achieving substantial reductions in international roaming charges in the EU, and their impact on consumers, users and the industry. National regulatory authorities (NRAs), Member States, the European Parliament, consumers and users are concerned that these prices are unjustifiably high. There is little evidence that the market alone can deliver
4 April 2005
4 April 2005This report presents the results of a research project that the Institute for Prospective Technology Studies commissioned to investigate the future demand for mobile services which could make use of frequency spectrum. The project adopted an innovative methodology combining qualitative scenario-building and quantitative modelling. The report shows how the adopted methodology developed alternative socio-economic scenarios from which potential demand for wireless services in the European Union in the years 2010, 2015 and 2020 is derived. It also describes the main results of the study as well as covers the adopted expert-consultation that validated the whole process.
17 February 2005
Information on the allocation, availability and use of radio spectrum in the Community - Final report of study (.pdf)
17 February 2005In light of the increasing importance of reliable, public information about radio spectrum use and accessibility, this study was to assess the availability of spectrum information as well as the needs of the interested constituencies. The study was further to investigate whether regulatory measures to ensure the availability and accessibility of such information are required and what concrete actions to improve the current situation are recommended.
See also: Annex of the final report
8 February 2005
8 February 2005Practical information on the new Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) regulatory regime - Proceedings of an info day held on 3/2/2005
27 January 2005
27 January 2005This publication provides information on the number of mobile phones, fixed lines, Internet access of households, the broadband penetration rate and some other features of the telecommunications sector.
16 December 2004
16 December 2004What are technology platforms? Technology platforms have been an innovation in EU research policy. They bring together all interested parties in a particular sector, or areas. These areas are chosen for their strategic importance or their potential contribution to the European Union’s goals ... (cont)
See also: CORDIS
25 June 2002
Comparative Assessment of the Licensing Regimes for 3G Mobile Communications in the European Union and their Impact on the Mobile Communications Sector
25 June 2002What regulatory lessons can be learned from the Third Generation Mobile Licensing Process in the European Union and what is its current and future impact on the Mobile Communications Sector? From mid January till mid April 2002, McKinsey & Company conducted, upon request by the European Commission, a comparative assessment of 3G licensing in the Member States of the European Union, and formulated a number of policy recommendations in view of future licensing exercises, focusing on the possible advantages of and scope for coordination and harmonization of licensing methods and conditions at the level of the European Union. This Executive Summary highlights first the policy recommendations themselves, subsequently clarifies the role of the European Union and finally summarizes the main findings of the impact of the 3G licensing process, on which the recommendations have been based.
See also: Radio Spectrum Policy