Monthly Archives: June 2013

Minister on Bermuda’s Satellite

By mid-July Bermuda’s satellite should become a  viable asset, allowing the island to participate in the more than $80 billion-a-year broadcast satellite industry. Minister of Economic Development Dr Grant Gibbons talked about this at a press conference on May 31th. See http://bernews.com/2013/06/video-minister-on-bermudas-satellite-network/ Advertisements

EU – May infringements package: main decisions

In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors aim at ensuring proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. See http://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/news/may-infringements-package-main-decisions

Commission refers Estonia to EU Court of Justice over independence of national telecoms regulator

The European Commission has decided to refer Estonia to the Court of Justice of the EU over its national law which does not guarantee the impartiality of the national telecoms regulator. According to EU telecoms rules, national authorities exercising regulatory tasks cannot at the same time be involved in the ownership or control of telecoms […]

OECD Publication on Broadband Networks and Open Access

Stimulating competition through open access networks This report examines “open access” policies and approaches in various contexts, including fixed and mobile access networks, backhaul and backbone networks, undersea cables and Internet exchange points (IXPs). It finds that open access arrangements share some common elements: they refer to wholesale access to network infrastructure or services that […]