Stop paying smartphone makers to preinstall Google search
EU anti-trust watchdogs are set to rip a patch out of Google’s bottom line by insisting the outfit stop paying smartphone makers to pre-install Google Search exclusively on their devices.
Uninterrupted 5G coverage by 2025
European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker made some bold statement about the future of 5G in his State of the Union 2016 speech.
The European Commission wants “all European households” to have a minimum Internet download speed of 100Mbps+ by 2025, with businesses and the public sector being told to expect 1Gbps+.
Europeans don’t want big screens, which is news to us
LG has decided that Europeans don’t want big screen phones and are not issuing the V20 in that region.
Not paying tax is the American way
The US government is furious that the EU is starting to get hacked off with US companies not paying tax.
Extending secuirty and confidentuality of phone to Skype and WhatsApp
The EU is planning to extend telecom rules covering security and confidentiality of communications to web services such as Microsoft's Skype and Facebook's WhatsApp. However it looks like this could be used to restrict how they use encryption.
Ericsson worried about too many controls
Ericsson head of European affairs, Peter Olson has warned that new net neutrality guidelines drawn up by EU regulatory body Berec are taking the mobile industry “one step backwards”.
Major PC suppliers are jacking up their prices in the UK following the country's brilliant move to show the world that Britain can economically destroy itself without any help from the EU.
Major changes afoot
The European Parliament voted to spruce up the EU’s cyber security laws in a move which will have many companies tearing their hare (sic) and stamping on their rabbits.
US$1.4 billion at stake
Intel is still contesting the landmark US$1.4 billion antitrust fine from the European Commission, which in May 2009 found it had abused its dominant position in the market for x86 processors.