The Broadband Internet Access Cost (BIAC) study analyses and compares how much residential customers actually pay for fixed broadband in the 28 EU Member States and a number of other countries (Canada, Iceland, Japan, South Korea, Liechtenstein, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Norway, USA (i.e. State of California, State of Colorado and State of New York), Switzerland and Turkey). Read more
A networking session on eInfrastructures and the European Open Science Cloud was held on 26 September 2016 at the ICT Proposers Day. The session gave an opportunity to potential participants to get an overview of the call topics and to discuss potential co-design opportunities in the context of EINFRA-21-2017 as well as integration and consolidation opportunities in the context of EINFRA-12-2017. The given presentations are now available. Read more
Europe's leading collaboration on e-infrastructure and services for research and education GÉANT, conducted a Pan-European tender to allow Research and Education institutions to consume the cloud in a safe, easy and predictable way. Read more
A study forecasting the socio-economic benefits of 5G, estimates that in 2025 benefits from the introduction of 5G capabilities could reach €113.1 billion per year in four key sectors which will be the first users of 5G connectivity: automotive, health, transport and energy. Investments of approximately €56.6 billion will be likely to create 2.3 million jobs in Europe. Read more
A new EU study looks at the remuneration paid to authors in the print sector in ten EU countries (United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Hungary and Denmark). The study was conducted to support policy-making in the area of copyright. The Commission is looking for evidence on whether, and to what extent, the differences that exist amongst the Member States' legislative frameworks affect levels of remuneration and the functioning of the internal market. Read more
Interested parties, such as representatives of network operators, service providers, users, consumers, manufacturers, trade unions, third countries and international organisations, are invited to a short debriefing session following the Communications Committee (COCOM) meeting on Friday 30 September 2016. Read more
EU rules (Article 7 and Article 7a of the Electronic Communications Framework Directive - 2002/21/EC) require national regulatory authorities (NRAs) to conduct national and EU consultations on draft regulatory measures they intend to take prior to their adoption.