Today the European Commission issued a recommendation on the Hungarian regulator's (NMHH's) proposed regulation of access to the wholesale high-quality telecoms network of Magyar Telekom. It has also withdrawn its serious doubts on the costing methodology used to determine the regulated rates for obtaining access to Magyar Telekom’s network.
The European Commission ran a consultation on the cost of capital for EU electronic communications regulators from 11 July to 3 October 2018. The objective of the consultation was to collect additional evidence and views from interested parties to inform the Commission's future guidance on the calculation of the Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) for EU electronic communications regulators, expected in early 2019. This report provides an overview of the replies to the consultation.
The first year and a half since the abolition of roaming charges has seen an immediate and significant increase in mobile calls and data usage by European citizens travelling in the EU, says a report published today by the Commission.
Roaming charges for all EU travellers ended on 15 June 2017. Dismantling additional charges for travellers who call,
send messages or surf the internet on their mobile devices while abroad, has been one of the biggest success stories of
the European Union.
Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the implementation of Regulation (EU) 531/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 June 2012 on roaming on public mobile communications networks within the Union, as amended by Regulation (EU) 2015/2120 and Regulation (EU) 2017/920 - (COM(2018) 822 final).
Online TV viewing has taken over TV watching habits, but online TV programming often remains unavailable in other Member States than the Member State of origin. The Commission aims at making it easier for broadcasters to clear the rights and facilitate licensing to the benefit of all Europeans.
The Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) programme invests in transformative frontier research and innovation, with a high potential impact on technology, in the aim of benefitting both our economy and society.