Panel: How broadband policy can contribute to deploy secured and universal broadband access. Presentation:

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Panel: How broadband policy can contribute to deploy secured and universal broadband access. Presentation:"

Transcription

1 Panel: How broadband policy can contribute to deploy secured and universal broadband access Presentation: Initiatives to deploy broadband access in Europe Erik BOHLIN Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden Presentation presented at the PTC January 2012, Honolulu, Hawaii

2 Broadband policy in the EU since eeurope - An information society for all (eeurope 2002, eeurope 2005) 2005 i2010 A European information society for growth and employment 2010 The digital agenda for Europe Target: by 2013 basic broadband for all broadband coverage for 100% of EU citizens by 2020 fast broadband - broadband coverage at 30 Mbps or more for 100% of EU citizens by 2020 ultra-fast broadband 50% of European households should have subscriptions above 100 Mbps 2

3 Broadband market overview Broadband penetration at home, % of EU households, 2010 (Source: European Commission) 3

4 EU Fixed broadband subscribers per 100 inhabitants, by technology, January

5 Fixed broadband lines by technology at EU level, July 2010 Source: European Commission 5

6 Status of EU broadband market NEW RECOMMENDATION Access to PSTN for res & nonres. Call orig. on fixed network Call term. on fixed network Voice call term. Term. segments Unbund. access Broadb. access on mobile LL networks Austria Belgium Bulgaria Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Ireland Italy Latvia Lithuania Luxemburg Malta Netherlands Poland Portugal Romania Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden UK Market 1 Market 2 Market 3 Market 4 Market 5 Market 6 Market 7 Effective competition -no ex ante regulation No effective competition - ex ante regulation Partial competition - partial ex ante regulation Source: European Commission 6

7 Initiatives to achieve broadband target Non-regulatory measures - public funding (e.g., loans, grants to public-private partnership), through the Broadband Guideline. - the Structural Fund Program for ; earmark almost 2.3 billion Euro - the Financial Perspectives a Connecting Europe Facility; 9.2 billion Euro (new proposal) Regulatory measures regulatory framework (5 Directives, 1 regulation), amended in NGA Recommendation Radio spectrum policy program the 3rd periodic review of Universal Service Directive The last three items will be elaborated upon below 7

8 NGA Recommendation (2010) - covers remedies to be imposed upon SMP on Market 4 (access to wholesale physical network infrastructure) and Market 5 (wholesale broadband access) - SMP on Market 4: remedies to be imposed are access to civil engineering infrastructure (at cost-oriented prices) access to the terminating segment in the case of FTTH (at cost-oriented prices) unbundled access to the fibre loop in the case of FTTH (cost-oriented, risk premium, margin-squeeze test) unbundled access to copper sub-loop; FTTN (cost-oriented) - SMP on Market 5: remedies to be imposed are wholesale broadband access remedies should be maintained or amended for existing services and their chain substitutes new wholesale broadband access products should be made available in principle at least 6 months (cost orientation) - in order to provide investment incentives, geographical variation is allowed. Moreover, limited risk premiums are possible to be included. 8

9 Spectrum policy A proposal for a Radio Spectrum Policy Programme was presented by the European Commission in September 2010, outlining at a strategic level how the use of spectrum can contribute to the most important political objectives of the European Union from 2011 to 2015, among them to stimulate wireless broadband. After debate in the European Parliament, and negotiations with the European Council, a common position on the first multi-annual Radio Spectrum Policy Programme (RSPP) was agreed upon in December The European Parliament is expected to approve the draft Decision at its Plenary of February 2012 for final adoption. The Decision on RSPP will create a comprehensive EU Radio Spectrum Policy Programme until 2015 to complete the internal market, particularly in line with the Europe 2020 initiative and the Digital Agenda for Europe. 9

10 From the Radio Spectrum Policy Program, Article 2 Member States shall cooperate with each other and with the Commission in a transparent manner, in order to ensure the consistent application of the following general regulatory principles across the Union: (a) encouraging efficient use of spectrum to best meet the increasing demand for use of frequencies; (b) applying technology and service neutrality in the use of spectrum for electronic communications networks and services, in accordance with Article 9 of Directive 2002/21/EC (Framework Directive), and where possible for other sectors and applications, in such a way as to promote efficiency of spectrum use, in particular by fostering flexibility, and to promote innovation; (c) applying the least onerous authorisation system possible in such a way as to maximise flexibility and efficiency in spectrum usage; (d) guaranteeing the functioning of the internal market, in particular by ensuring effective competition. 10

11 Towards broadband USO? Policy Papers Year Directives 1987 Green Paper: reserved services were offered on a universal basis 1990 ONP Directive: Harmonization and open network principle must be followed Service Directive: liberalized all services except voice telephony 1993 Green paper on dev. USO for telecom in a competitive environment 1994 Council Resolution on Universal Service Principle 1992 ONP Leased line Directive Declared Leased Line as ONP; a form of universal service was added 1996 Green Paper on Universal Service: USO an evolving concept 1999 Green Paper: issues of majority and social exclusion were raised to broadband 2005: Public Consultation on USO 2010: Public Consultation on USO 1995 ONP Voice telephony Directive: Declared fixed voice as ONP; common scope of USO was identified 1997 Amending 1990 ONP Directive: definition of universal service identified: minimum set of services regardless of location at affordable price 1998 Universal Service Directive: principles of USO elaborated: fixed PSTN connection for voice, fax, data; affordability defined, USO designated operator defined 2002 Universal Service Directive: issues of majority and social exclusion added, and periodical reviews of USO mandated 2009 EU Telecom Reform: amend USO Directive by taking out 56k/bit preamble of functional Internet, among others

12 Recent development of broadband USO (November 2011) - The 3 rd periodic review of USO concluded that there is no need to change the basic concept and principles of universal service as an instrument for preventing social exclusion. -The 2009 Telecom Package gives Member States the flexibility to define the appropriate data rate for network connections delivering functional internet access in the light of national conditions. - Basic broadband access can therefore be part of USO at national level in justified cases -To minimise market distortions, Member States should use other public intervention tools other than USO to ensure broadband availability 12

13 Telephone access Telephone access at home, % of EU households, (Source: E-communications household surveys, July 2011) 13

14 Conclusions - The EU is still dominant in the DSL technology but political ambitions are to increase fiber penetration, as shown in the Digital Agenda - There are still competition problems in the broadband markets - The NGA recommendation tries to resolve both concerns by implementing LLU for fiber to increase competition, at the same time providing investment incentives - The RSPP sets out a new foundation for Europe to coordinate spectrum, with new possibilities for wireless broadband deployment - The EU review of Universal Service concluded recently that broadband should not be a requirement of the collective EU USO but individual member states are allowed to set broadband targets for their USO 14

POLITICAL FACTOR: REGULATION AND BUSINESS IMPLICATIONS

POLITICAL FACTOR: REGULATION AND BUSINESS IMPLICATIONS POLITICAL FACTOR: REGULATION AND BUSINESS IMPLICATIONS Erik BOHLIN Department of Technology Management and Economics Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden Presentation at the TeliaSonera IT/IP Business

More information

Primary law in the light of market analysis experiences, best practice and recommendations

Primary law in the light of market analysis experiences, best practice and recommendations Primary law in the light of market analysis experiences, best practice and recommendations Workshop on carrying out relevant market analysis following new EC Recommendation 4-5 June 2009 Emily O Reilly

More information

New Trends in Wholesale Broadband Access Regulation. James Thomson. Cullen International. Corvinus University, Budapest 10 December 2009

New Trends in Wholesale Broadband Access Regulation. James Thomson. Cullen International. Corvinus University, Budapest 10 December 2009 New Trends in Wholesale Broadband Access Regulation Corvinus University, Budapest 10 December 2009 James Thomson Cullen International james.thomson@cullen-international.com Outline Cable broadband Geographic

More information

Broadband markets Digital Agenda Scoreboard 1 2014

Broadband markets Digital Agenda Scoreboard 1 2014 Broadband markets Digital Agenda Scoreboard 2014 1 Broadband coverage: Basic broadband is available to everyone in the EU, while fixed technologies cover 97% leaving 6 million homes unconnected. Next Generation

More information

1. Perception of the Bancruptcy System... 2. 2. Perception of In-court Reorganisation... 4

1. Perception of the Bancruptcy System... 2. 2. Perception of In-court Reorganisation... 4 Bankruptcy Systems and In-court Reorganisation of Firms, 2010 Content: 1. Perception of the Bancruptcy System... 2 2. Perception of In-court Reorganisation... 4 3. Perception of Creditor Committees, Fast

More information

Market analysis on Factoring in EU 25+2

Market analysis on Factoring in EU 25+2 EIF Project "Jeremie" General Report on Factoring 1 Market analysis on Factoring in EU 25+2 prepared by International Factors Group (IFG) for European Investment Fund (EIF) project JEREMIE Preliminary

More information

The European Electronic Communications Regulation and Markets 11 th Report Frequently Asked Questions

The European Electronic Communications Regulation and Markets 11 th Report Frequently Asked Questions MEMO/06/84 Brussels, 20 February 2006 The European Electronic Communications Regulation and Markets 11 th Report Frequently Asked Questions What is the EU regulatory framework for electronic communications?

More information

COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE EUROPEAN COMMISSION Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology Coordination Knowledge Base Brussels, 18/02/2013 DG CNECT/F4 COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE Working Document Subject:

More information

Projected Population of Scotland (2008-based) Figures

Projected Population of Scotland (2008-based) Figures Projected Population of Scotland (2008-based) Figures Contents Figure 1 Estimated population of Scotland, actual and projected, 1951-2083 Figure 2 Births and deaths, actual and projected, Scotland, 1951-2033

More information

Hungary s labour market indicators continue to improve

Hungary s labour market indicators continue to improve Hungary s labour market indicators continue to improve Employment rate higher again in Hungary According to the latest data, the positive trend regarding growth in the number of people in employment has

More information

Broadband Developments in Europe: The Challenge of High Speed

Broadband Developments in Europe: The Challenge of High Speed CHAPTER 2.4 Broadband Developments in Europe: The Challenge of High Speed LUCILLA SIOLI, European Commission The broadband market of the European Union (EU) is the largest in the world, with 128.3 million

More information

REPORT SHOWS INCUMBENT OPERATORS COULD CONTROL 80% of NEXT GENERATION BROADBAND MARKET

REPORT SHOWS INCUMBENT OPERATORS COULD CONTROL 80% of NEXT GENERATION BROADBAND MARKET REPORT SHOWS INCUMBENT OPERATORS COULD CONTROL 80% of NEXT GENERATION BROADBAND MARKET ECTA urges European policy-makers to approve powers for functional separation as competitive impetus wanes Brussels,

More information

ERASMUS+ MASTER LOANS

ERASMUS+ MASTER LOANS ERASMUS+ MASTER LOANS Erasmus+ Master Loan: opening up access to more affordable lending for cross-border studies The Erasmus+ programme makes it possible for students who want to take a full Masters level

More information

Database Grundtvig courses. January 2011 December 2012

Database Grundtvig courses. January 2011 December 2012 Database Grundtvig courses January 2011 December 2012 1. Totals courses Courses aimed at participants receiving: 10 1057 A grant for either Comenius or Grundtvig target groups (COM+GRU) 28% 299 A Grundtvig

More information

Broadband Coverage in Europe Final Report 2009 Survey Data as of 31 December 2008. DG INFSO 80106 December 2009 IDATE 1

Broadband Coverage in Europe Final Report 2009 Survey Data as of 31 December 2008. DG INFSO 80106 December 2009 IDATE 1 Broadband Coverage in Europe Final Report 2009 Survey Data as of 31 December 2008 DG INFSO 80106 December 2009 IDATE 1 Table of contents 1. Methodological notes...5 2. Executive summary...7 3. European

More information

Broadband and i2010: The importance of dynamic competition to market growth

Broadband and i2010: The importance of dynamic competition to market growth Broadband and i2010: The importance of dynamic competition to market growth Richard Cadman & Chris Dineen 21 February 2005 Strategy and Policy Consultants Network Ltd Chapel House Booton Norwich NR10 4PE

More information

International Hints and Tips

International Hints and Tips International Hints and Tips Content Q: What is the cut off time for processing International payments? A: International payments must be submitted and fully approved within the cut off time indicated

More information

SURVEY ON THE TRAINING OF GENERAL CARE NURSES IN THE EUROPEAN UNION. The current minimum training requirements for general care nurses

SURVEY ON THE TRAINING OF GENERAL CARE NURSES IN THE EUROPEAN UNION. The current minimum training requirements for general care nurses SURVEY ON THE TRAINING OF GENERAL CARE NURSES IN THE EUROPEAN UNION This survey serves as a background document for the discussion of the Commission's legislative proposal to modernize the minimum requirements

More information

Energy prices in the EU Household electricity prices in the EU rose by 2.9% in 2014 Gas prices up by 2.0% in the EU

Energy prices in the EU Household electricity prices in the EU rose by 2.9% in 2014 Gas prices up by 2.0% in the EU 92/2015-27 May 2015 Energy prices in the EU Household electricity prices in the EU rose by 2.9% in 2014 Gas prices up by 2.0% in the EU In the European Union (EU), household electricity prices 1 rose by

More information

How Ofcom works with Europe. Will Hayter 11 September 2013

How Ofcom works with Europe. Will Hayter 11 September 2013 How Ofcom works with Europe Will Hayter 11 September 2013 Purpose of these slides We work with the European Commission and various other EU bodies on a range of topics: Spectrum Post Content, internet

More information

EN 43 EN 2. FAST AND ULTRA-FAST INTERNET ACCESS. 2.1. Introduction

EN 43 EN 2. FAST AND ULTRA-FAST INTERNET ACCESS. 2.1. Introduction 2. FAST AND ULTRA-FAST INTERNET ACCESS 2.1. Introduction Over 99.9% of European homes can have access to broadband of at least a basic quality, when considering all technologies (including fixed, fixed-wireless,

More information

2 ND CALL FOR PROPOSALS 27 October 2008 30 January 2009

2 ND CALL FOR PROPOSALS 27 October 2008 30 January 2009 2 ND CALL FOR PROPOSALS 27 October 2008 30 January 2009 1. INTRODUCTION Authorities and stakeholders at local and regional level have a vital role to play in the achievement of the EU s strategies for

More information

ERASMUS+ MASTER LOANS

ERASMUS+ MASTER LOANS Ref. Ares(2015)660570-17/02/2015 ERASMUS+ MASTER LOANS Erasmus+ Master Loan: opening up access to more affordable lending for cross-border studies The Erasmus+ programme makes it possible for students

More information

Electricity, Gas and Water: The European Market Report 2014

Electricity, Gas and Water: The European Market Report 2014 Brochure More information from http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/2876228/ Electricity, Gas and Water: The European Market Report 2014 Description: The combined European annual demand for electricity,

More information

Challenges in Combating Pensioner Poverty Helsinki, 4-5 Dec 2006

Challenges in Combating Pensioner Poverty Helsinki, 4-5 Dec 2006 Challenges in Combating Pensioner Poverty Helsinki, 4-5 Dec 2006 1st Afternoon Plenary session Design and reform of minimum income guarantee and general public earnings related pension schemes and their

More information

COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE EUROPEAN COMMISSION Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology Coordination Knowledge Base Brussels, 25 March 2014 DG CNECT/F4 COCOM 14-03 COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE Working

More information

EUF STATISTICS. 31 December 2013

EUF STATISTICS. 31 December 2013 . ESTIMATES OF EU TURNOVER VOLUMES. Turnover volumes by product, allocation and notification (Estimates of EU s, Millions of ) Estimate of the EU % on Turnover Significance of the sample on total turnover

More information

CENTRAL BANK OF CYPRUS

CENTRAL BANK OF CYPRUS APPENDIX 2 NOTIFICATION BY A BANK INCORPORATED IN CYPRUS, WHICH WISHES TO PROVIDE SERVICES, ON A CROSS BORDER BASIS, IN OTHER EUROPEAN UNION (E.U.) MEMBER STATES IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE (28) OF THE

More information

187/2014-5 December 2014. EU28, euro area and United States GDP growth rates % change over the previous quarter

187/2014-5 December 2014. EU28, euro area and United States GDP growth rates % change over the previous quarter 187/2014-5 December 2014 This News Release has been revised following an error in the data for Gross Fixed Capital Formation. This affects both the growth of GFCF and its contribution to GDP growth. All

More information

E-COMMUNICATIONS HOUSEHOLD SURVEY

E-COMMUNICATIONS HOUSEHOLD SURVEY Special Eurobarometer 396 E-COMMUNICATIONS HOUSEHOLD SURVEY REPORT Fieldwork: February - March 2013 Publication: November 2013 This survey has been requested by the European Commission, Directorate-General

More information

Two out of three households have a broadband Internet connection, 8.0% more than in 2011. Half of the Spanish population uses the Internet daily

Two out of three households have a broadband Internet connection, 8.0% more than in 2011. Half of the Spanish population uses the Internet daily 3 October 2012 Survey on Equipment and Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Households Year 2012 Two out of three households have a broadband Internet connection, 8.0% more than in

More information

Computing our Future Computer programming and coding in schools in Europe. Anja Balanskat, Senior Manager European Schoolnet

Computing our Future Computer programming and coding in schools in Europe. Anja Balanskat, Senior Manager European Schoolnet Computing our Future Computer programming and coding in schools in Europe Anja Balanskat, Senior Manager European Schoolnet ABOUT THE SURVEY What do Ministries currently think about the topic? Curricula

More information

E-COMMUNICATIONS AND TELECOM SINGLE MARKET HOUSEHOLD SURVEY

E-COMMUNICATIONS AND TELECOM SINGLE MARKET HOUSEHOLD SURVEY Special Eurobarometer 414 E-COMMUNICATIONS AND TELECOM SINGLE MARKET HOUSEHOLD SURVEY REPORT Fieldwork: January 2014 Publication: March 2014 This survey has been requested by the European Commission, Directorate-General

More information

Planned Healthcare in Europe for Lothian residents

Planned Healthcare in Europe for Lothian residents Planned Healthcare in Europe for Lothian residents Introduction This leaflet explains what funding you may be entitled to if you normally live in Lothian (Edinburgh, West Lothian, Midlothian and East Lothian

More information

BROADBAND ON DEMAND Cable s 2020 Vision

BROADBAND ON DEMAND Cable s 2020 Vision BROADBAND ON DEMAND Cable s 2020 Vision THE DIGITAL AGENDA Realizing the targets The European Cable industry already today covers 50% of EU households with 10 Mbps plus by 2013 will cover 51% of EU households

More information

All conducted to date on basis of national markets

All conducted to date on basis of national markets Second European Conference on Competition and Regulation Corfu, 13-14 July 2007 The Regulation of Access in Telecommunications a European Perspective Martin Cave Martin Cave Warwick Business School, UK

More information

Broadband Coverage in Europe Final Report 2011 Survey Data as of 31 December 2010. DG INFSO 80106 C December 2011 IDATE 1

Broadband Coverage in Europe Final Report 2011 Survey Data as of 31 December 2010. DG INFSO 80106 C December 2011 IDATE 1 Broadband Coverage in Europe Final Report 2011 Survey Data as of 31 December 2010 DG INFSO 80106 C December 2011 IDATE 1 Table of contents 1. Methodological notes...6 2. Executive summary...8 3. European

More information

ERASMUS FOR YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS : A NEW EXCHANGE PROGRAMME

ERASMUS FOR YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS : A NEW EXCHANGE PROGRAMME PRESS DOSSIER INDEX PRESS DOSSIER...1 INDEX...2 ERASMUS FOR YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS : A NEW EXCHANGE PROGRAMME...3 WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?...5 WHAT BENEFITS AND FOR WHOM?...6 HOW DOES IT WORK? STRUCTURE AND IMPLEMENTATION...7

More information

168/2014-4 November 2014. At risk of poverty or social exclusion 2 rate in the EU28, 2008-2013 (% of total population)

168/2014-4 November 2014. At risk of poverty or social exclusion 2 rate in the EU28, 2008-2013 (% of total population) 168/2014-4 November 2014 At risk of poverty or social exclusion in the EU28 More than 120 million persons at risk of poverty or social exclusion in 2013 Almost 1 out of every 4 persons in the EU in this

More information

Alcohol Consumption in Ireland 1986-2006 A Report for the Health Service Executive

Alcohol Consumption in Ireland 1986-2006 A Report for the Health Service Executive Alcohol Consumption in Ireland 1986-2006 A Report for the Health Service Executive Prepared by Dr. Ann Hope This report should be referenced: Hope, A. (2007). Alcohol consumption in Ireland 1986-2006.

More information

Definition of Public Interest Entities (PIEs) in Europe

Definition of Public Interest Entities (PIEs) in Europe Definition of Public Interest Entities (PIEs) in Europe FEE Survey October 2014 This document has been prepared by FEE to the best of its knowledge and ability to ensure that it is accurate and complete.

More information

BENCHMARKING OF APPROVED HIGHER RATIOS 2014 DATA

BENCHMARKING OF APPROVED HIGHER RATIOS 2014 DATA BENCHMARKING OF APPROVED HIGHER RATIOS 2014 DATA Benchmarking of approved higher ratios Benchmarking of approved higher ratios under Article 94(1)(g)(ii) of Directive 2013/36/EU 3 Introduction and legal

More information

Introduction. The Price Comparison Project

Introduction. The Price Comparison Project Price Research, Price Differences in Europe Products of H&M, Zara, C&A and Body Shop May 2009 Executed by the European Consumer Centres Network (ECC-Net) Introduction The European Consumer Centre Network

More information

Actual annual working time in France and in Europe in 2013

Actual annual working time in France and in Europe in 2013 Actual annual working time in France and in Europe in 2013 Update to the January 2012 study plus new data Summary of the Working Paper N.49 : La durée effective du travail en France et en Europe (June

More information

Labour Force Survey 2014 Almost 10 million part-time workers in the EU would have preferred to work more Two-thirds were women

Labour Force Survey 2014 Almost 10 million part-time workers in the EU would have preferred to work more Two-thirds were women 75/2015-27 April 2015 Labour Force Survey 2014 Almost 10 million part-time workers in the EU would have preferred to work more Two-thirds were women Among the 44.1 million persons in the European Union

More information

99/2015-9 June 2015. EU28, euro area and United States GDP growth rates % change over the previous quarter

99/2015-9 June 2015. EU28, euro area and United States GDP growth rates % change over the previous quarter 2005Q1 2005Q2 2005Q3 2005Q4 2006Q1 2006Q2 2006Q3 2006Q4 2007Q1 2007Q2 2007Q3 2007Q4 2008Q1 2008Q2 2008Q3 2008Q4 2009Q1 2009Q2 2009Q3 2009Q4 2010Q1 2010Q2 2010Q3 2010Q4 2011Q1 2011Q2 2011Q3 2011Q4 2012Q1

More information

The European Commission s strategy on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) 2011-2014: achievements, shortcomings and future challenges

The European Commission s strategy on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) 2011-2014: achievements, shortcomings and future challenges The European Commission s strategy on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) 2011-2014: achievements, shortcomings and future challenges Fields marked with are mandatory. 1 Introduction - Background and

More information

COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION

COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION EUROPEAN COMMISSION Brussels, 17.9.2014 C(2014) 6767 final COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION Updating of data used to calculate lump sum and penalty payments to be proposed by the Commission to the Court

More information

NEW PASSENGER CAR REGISTRATIONS BY ALTERNATIVE FUEL TYPE IN THE EUROPEAN UNION 1 Quarter 4 2015

NEW PASSENGER CAR REGISTRATIONS BY ALTERNATIVE FUEL TYPE IN THE EUROPEAN UNION 1 Quarter 4 2015 NEW PASSENGER CAR REGISTRATIONS BY ALTERNATIVE FUEL TYPE IN THE Quarter 4 2015 Alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) registrations: +20.0% in 2015; +21.1% in Q4 In the fourth quarter of 2015, total alternative

More information

Europe's Way to the High Speed Internet: Why Effective Network Competition is the Freeway to the Future

Europe's Way to the High Speed Internet: Why Effective Network Competition is the Freeway to the Future SPEECH/08/355 Viviane Reding Member of the European Commission responsible for Information Society and Media Europe's Way to the High Speed Internet: Why Effective Network Competition is the Freeway to

More information

Annual report 2009: the state of the drugs problem in Europe

Annual report 2009: the state of the drugs problem in Europe Annual report 2009: the state of the drugs problem in Europe International Conference: New trends in drug use: facts and solutions, Parliament of the Republic of Vilnius - 5 November 2009 Dagmar Hedrich

More information

INTERNATIONAL TRACKED POSTAGE SERVICE

INTERNATIONAL TRACKED POSTAGE SERVICE INTERNATIONAL TRACKED POSTAGE SERVICE Index Expanding Internationally...03 The Post NL Service...04 How it works... 05 Post NL Rates...06 Transit times...07 Customer Service...08 Expanding Internationally

More information

The Community Innovation Survey 2010 (CIS 2010)

The Community Innovation Survey 2010 (CIS 2010) The Community Innovation Survey 2010 (CIS 2010) THE HARMONISED SURVEY QUESTIONNAIRE The Community Innovation Survey 2010 FINAL VERSION July 9, 2010 This survey collects information on your enterprise s

More information

ERASMUS+ MASTER LOANS

ERASMUS+ MASTER LOANS ERASMUS+ MASTER LOANS Erasmus+ Master Loan: opening up access to more affordable lending for cross-border studies The Erasmus+ programme makes it possible for students who want to take a full Master's-level

More information

Students: undergraduate and graduate students who are currently enrolled in universities

Students: undergraduate and graduate students who are currently enrolled in universities DUO-Korea: 1. General Description CAUTION: If any application falls under the following 3 cases, the application is disqualified and will not be considered for selection. If such case is found after the

More information

Status of IPTV Business and Regulation across Europe

Status of IPTV Business and Regulation across Europe Status of IPTV Business and Regulation across Europe IPTV Business Insight - Seoul, Korea, 7 May 2008 James Thomson Cullen International james.thomson@cullen-international.com Outline What is IPTV? Broadband

More information

Use of ITC infrastructures by company size. Percentage of enterprises

Use of ITC infrastructures by company size. Percentage of enterprises 26 June 2015 Survey on ICT and Electronic Commerce Use in Enterprises Year 2014 First quarter 2015 Main results - 98.4% of Spanish enterprises with 10 or more employees have Internet access in the first

More information

M2M Connectivity T: 08456 200 200 W: www.2circles.com

M2M Connectivity T: 08456 200 200 W: www.2circles.com Product Profile M2M Connectivity Number of devices in billions 2 Circles M2M at a glance Partnered with Telefónica, one of the largest mobile network operators in the world, we can offer M2M connectivity

More information

DRAFT AMENDING BUDGET No 8 TO THE GENERAL BUDGET 2015 OWN RESOURCES EUROPEAN DATA PROTECTION SUPERVISOR

DRAFT AMENDING BUDGET No 8 TO THE GENERAL BUDGET 2015 OWN RESOURCES EUROPEAN DATA PROTECTION SUPERVISOR EUROPEAN COMMISSION Brussels, 19.10.2015 COM(2015) 545 final DRAFT AMENDING BUDGET No 8 TO THE GENERAL BUDGET 2015 OWN RESOURCES EUROPEAN DATA PROTECTION SUPERVISOR EN EN Having regard to: the Treaty on

More information

Facts: Population Baldwin & Wyplosz 2006

Facts: Population Baldwin & Wyplosz 2006 Facts: Population Facts: Population 6 big nations: > 35 million (Germany, the UK, France, Italy, Spain and Poland). Netherlands: 16 million people. 8 small nations (size of a big city): 8 to 11 million:

More information

Broadband Development in the Republic of Moldova

Broadband Development in the Republic of Moldova Broadband Development in the Republic of Moldova 2-3 July 2015, Spain, Barcelona BEREC-EMERG-REGULATEL-EaPeReg Joint Summit www.eapereg.eu www.anrceti.md CRISTINA LUCHITA Chief of Economic Executive Regulation

More information

What is the European Union? A unique economic and political partnership between 27 democratic European countries. What are its aims?

What is the European Union? A unique economic and political partnership between 27 democratic European countries. What are its aims? What is the European Union? A unique economic and political partnership between 27 democratic European countries. What are its aims? Peace, prosperity and freedom for its 495 million citizens in a fairer,

More information

LEGAL BASIS COMMON RULES

LEGAL BASIS COMMON RULES THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: ELECTORAL PROCEDURES The procedures for electing the European Parliament are governed both by European legislation defining rules common to all Member States and by specific national

More information

COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE EUROPEAN COMMISSION Information Society and Media Directorate-General Lisbon Strategy and Policies for the Information Society Economic and Statistical Analysis Unit Brussels, 21st November 2010 DG INFSO/C4

More information

Size and Development of the Shadow Economy of 31 European and 5 other OECD Countries from 2003 to 2015: Different Developments

Size and Development of the Shadow Economy of 31 European and 5 other OECD Countries from 2003 to 2015: Different Developments January 20, 2015 ShadEcEurope31_January2015.doc Size and Development of the Shadow Economy of 31 European and 5 other OECD Countries from 2003 to 2015: Different Developments by Friedrich Schneider *)

More information

Quarterly Key Data Report

Quarterly Key Data Report Irish Communications Market Quarterly Key Data Report Data as of Q4 2008 Document No: 09/17 Date: 19 March 2009 Table of Contents SUMMARY... 6 Notes to data:... 7 1 OVERALL MARKET DATA... 8 1.1 Number

More information

Climate change is a global challenge that can only be addressed effectively through a global effort.

Climate change is a global challenge that can only be addressed effectively through a global effort. Climate change is a global challenge that can only be addressed effectively through a global effort. The UN Climate Change Conference in Bali in December 2007 should decide to launch a process for achieving

More information

193/2014-15 December 2014. Hourly labour costs in the EU28 Member States, 2012 (in )

193/2014-15 December 2014. Hourly labour costs in the EU28 Member States, 2012 (in ) 193/2014-15 December 2014 Labour Cost Survey 2012 in the EU28 Labour costs highest in the financial and insurance sector Three times higher than in the accommodation and food sector In 2012, average hourly

More information

ERMInE Database. Presentation by Nils Flatabø SINTEF Energy Research. ERMInE Workshop 2 - Northern Europe Oslo, 1. November 2006

ERMInE Database. Presentation by Nils Flatabø SINTEF Energy Research. ERMInE Workshop 2 - Northern Europe Oslo, 1. November 2006 ERMInE Database Presentation by Nils Flatabø SINTEF Energy Research ERMInE Workshop 2 - Northern Europe Oslo, 1. November 26 Overview Content of the Ermine Database Electronic Questionnaire RTD&D Data

More information

SMEs access to finance survey 2014

SMEs access to finance survey 2014 EUROPEAN COMMISSION MEMO Brussels, 12 November 2014 SMEs access to finance survey 2014 This memo outlines the results of a survey undertaken by the European Commission to provide policy makers with evidence

More information

EBA Report. High Earners and 2011 data. High Earners

EBA Report. High Earners and 2011 data. High Earners EBA Report High Earners 2010 and 2011 data High Earners 2010 and 2011 data Contents 1 Introduction 3 2 Template 4 3 2010 data 5 4 2011 data 15 2 Introduction Directive 2010/76/EC (CRDIII) introduced the

More information

The education system and lifelong learning in Finland. October 2015 Petri Haltia

The education system and lifelong learning in Finland. October 2015 Petri Haltia The education system and lifelong learning in Finland October 2015 Petri Haltia FINLAND Population: year 2012: 5,421,827 density: 16/km 2 Area: total 338,424 km 2 water 10 % GDP (nominal) 2011 estimate:

More information

COMPANY REGISTRATION/ REVIEW FORM

COMPANY REGISTRATION/ REVIEW FORM Social Welfare Services COMPANY REGISTRATION/ REVIEW FORM FOR COMPANIES APPLYING FOR E101/A1 CERTIFICATES Please use this page as a guide to filling in this form. Please use BLACK ball point pen. Please

More information

Electricity and natural gas price statistics 1

Electricity and natural gas price statistics 1 Electricity and natural gas price statistics 1 Source: Statistics Explained (http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/statistics_explained/) - 21/11/2011-09:11:44 Electricity and natural gas price statistics Data

More information

Erasmus+ International Cooperation

Erasmus+ International Cooperation International Cooperation Work together with European higher education institutions ? The EU's programme to support education, training youth & sport Funding for programmes, projects & scholarships Fosters

More information

FAST AND ULTRA-FAST INTERNET ACCESS

FAST AND ULTRA-FAST INTERNET ACCESS FAST AND ULTRA-FAST INTERNET ACCESS The broadband market grew in 2011 but the growth rate continued to slow down. The fixed broadband penetration rate in January 2012 was 27.7% of the population, just

More information

Family benefits Information about health insurance country. Udbetaling Danmark Kongens Vænge 8 3400 Hillerød. A. Personal data

Family benefits Information about health insurance country. Udbetaling Danmark Kongens Vænge 8 3400 Hillerød. A. Personal data Mail to Udbetaling Danmark Kongens Vænge 8 3400 Hillerød Family benefits Information about health insurance country A. Personal data Name Danish civil registration (CPR) number Address Telephone number

More information

EU Lesson Plan. Name of Teacher: Sharon Goralewski School: Oakland Schools Title of Lesson Plan: The European Union: United in Diversity

EU Lesson Plan. Name of Teacher: Sharon Goralewski School: Oakland Schools Title of Lesson Plan: The European Union: United in Diversity EU Lesson Plan Name of Teacher: School: Oakland Schools Title of Lesson Plan: The European Union: United in Diversity Grades: 6th or 7 th Description: This lesson introduces the students to the countries

More information

Equity Release Schemes in the European Union

Equity Release Schemes in the European Union Reifner Clerc-Renaud Perez-Carillo Tiffe Knobloch Equity Release Schemes in the European Union institut fur finanzdienstleistungen e.v. Contents PREFACE I EXECUTIVE SUMMARY V TABLES XXIX FIGURES XXX 1.

More information

INNOBAROMETER 2015 - THE INNOVATION TRENDS AT EU ENTERPRISES

INNOBAROMETER 2015 - THE INNOVATION TRENDS AT EU ENTERPRISES Eurobarometer INNOBAROMETER 2015 - THE INNOVATION TRENDS AT EU ENTERPRISES REPORT Fieldwork: February 2015 Publication: September 2015 This survey has been requested by the European Commission, Directorate-General

More information

41 T Korea, Rep. 52.3. 42 T Netherlands 51.4. 43 T Japan 51.1. 44 E Bulgaria 51.1. 45 T Argentina 50.8. 46 T Czech Republic 50.4. 47 T Greece 50.

41 T Korea, Rep. 52.3. 42 T Netherlands 51.4. 43 T Japan 51.1. 44 E Bulgaria 51.1. 45 T Argentina 50.8. 46 T Czech Republic 50.4. 47 T Greece 50. Overall Results Climate Change Performance Index 2012 Table 1 Rank Country Score** Partial Score Tendency Trend Level Policy 1* Rank Country Score** Partial Score Tendency Trend Level Policy 21 - Egypt***

More information

IMMIGRATION TO CANADA

IMMIGRATION TO CANADA NOTE: IMMIGRATION TO CANADA 1928-1971 RANK COUNTRY OF ORIGIN TOTALS 1 United Kingdom * 1152415 2 United States of America 527346 3 Italy 471940 4 Germany 370641 5 Netherlands 185664 6 Poland 117244 7 Greece

More information

Information Society Statistics Enterprise Statistics 2012

Information Society Statistics Enterprise Statistics 2012 An Phríomh-Oifig Staidrimh Central Statistics Office 19 December 2012 e-commerce purchases and sales 2010 2011 2012 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 Information Society Statistics Enterprise Statistics 2012 e-commerce

More information

An enabling volunteering infrastructure in Europe: Situation Trends Outlook

An enabling volunteering infrastructure in Europe: Situation Trends Outlook General Assembly Conference: An enabling volunteering infrastructure in Europe: Situation Trends Outlook 14-16 October 2009 Malmö, Sweden What do we mean when talking about an enabling volunteering infrastructure

More information

DRAFT AMENDING BUDGET N 6 TO THE GENERAL BUDGET 2014 GENERAL STATEMENT OF REVENUE

DRAFT AMENDING BUDGET N 6 TO THE GENERAL BUDGET 2014 GENERAL STATEMENT OF REVENUE EUROPEAN COMMISSION Brussels, 17.10.2014 COM(2014) 649 final DRAFT AMENDING BUDGET N 6 TO THE GENERAL BUDGET 2014 GENERAL STATEMENT OF REVENUE STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURE BY SECTION Section III Commission

More information

THE ROLE OF PUBLIC SUPPORT IN THE COMMERCIALISATION OF INNOVATIONS

THE ROLE OF PUBLIC SUPPORT IN THE COMMERCIALISATION OF INNOVATIONS Flash Eurobarometer THE ROLE OF PUBLIC SUPPORT IN THE COMMERCIALISATION OF INNOVATIONS REPORT Fieldwork: January February 2014 Publication: May 2014 This survey has been requested by the European Commission,

More information

European Broadband Tariffs Analysis

European Broadband Tariffs Analysis Author Qmars Safikhani European Broadband Tariffs Analysis Abstract European Broadband Tariffs Analysis Introduction The broadband market is diverse, demanding and extremely fast-moving. The success of

More information

Cash machine withdrawal in the EU (+Norway and Iceland)

Cash machine withdrawal in the EU (+Norway and Iceland) Cash machine withdrawal in the EU (+Norway and Iceland) Country Is it free of charge to go to a cash machine from a different bank than consumers own to withdraw money? If withdrawal is not free of charge,

More information

Fostering Entrepreneurship among young people through education: a EU perspective. Simone Baldassarri Unit Entrepreneurship

Fostering Entrepreneurship among young people through education: a EU perspective. Simone Baldassarri Unit Entrepreneurship Fostering Entrepreneurship among young people through education: a EU perspective Simone Baldassarri Unit Entrepreneurship Definition of Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurship refers to an individual s ability

More information

SEPA. Changes in the Payment System Implementation of the European SEPA Regulations for Kuna and Euro Payments

SEPA. Changes in the Payment System Implementation of the European SEPA Regulations for Kuna and Euro Payments SEPA Changes in the Payment System Implementation of the European SEPA Regulations for Kuna and Euro Payments SEPA The Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) stands for a European Union (EU) payments integration

More information

ERG Common Statement for VoIP regulatory approaches ERG (05) 12

ERG Common Statement for VoIP regulatory approaches ERG (05) 12 ERG Common Statement for VoIP regulatory approaches ERG (05) 12 Content 1 Introduction... 3 2 ERG Common Statement... 5 3 Specific Statement for Numbering and Number Portability... 7 4 Specific Statement

More information

Information on insurance tax and fire protection tax for EU/EEA insurers

Information on insurance tax and fire protection tax for EU/EEA insurers Information on insurance tax and fire protection tax for EU/EEA insurers I. General This leaflet is intended for all insurers and authorised agents located in the EU/EEA area who are established outside

More information

THE EVOLUTION AND THE FUTURE ROLE OF THE BRANCH IN DISTRIBUTION OF THE BANKING PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

THE EVOLUTION AND THE FUTURE ROLE OF THE BRANCH IN DISTRIBUTION OF THE BANKING PRODUCTS AND SERVICES Annals of the University of Petroşani, Economics, 11(3), 2011, 15-22 15 THE EVOLUTION AND THE FUTURE ROLE OF THE BRANCH IN DISTRIBUTION OF THE BANKING PRODUCTS AND SERVICES CĂTĂLIN NICOLAE BULGĂREA * ABSTRACT:

More information

Convergence: challenges from the perspective of regulation

Convergence: challenges from the perspective of regulation Convergence: challenges from the perspective of regulation Remko Bos Director department of Markets Independent Post and Telecommunications Authority (OPTA), The Netherlands EETT s 4th International Conference:

More information

PREPARATORY ACTION IN THE FIELD OF SPORT. Administrative and Financial Management Handbook

PREPARATORY ACTION IN THE FIELD OF SPORT. Administrative and Financial Management Handbook PREPARATORY ACTION IN THE FIELD OF SPORT Administrative and Financial Management Handbook The rules outlined in this Administrative and Financial Handbook apply to the projects funded by the Preparatory

More information

Fast and ultra-fast internet access

Fast and ultra-fast internet access C H A P T E R 2 Fast and ultra-fast internet access l l l l l l l The broadband market grew in 2011 but the growth rate continued to slow down. The fixed broadband penetration rate in January 2012 was

More information

E-COMMUNICATIONS HOUSEHOLD SURVEY

E-COMMUNICATIONS HOUSEHOLD SURVEY Special Eurobarometer 381 E-COMMUNICATIONS HOUSEHOLD SURVEY REPORT Fieldwork: December 2011 Publication: June 2012 This survey has been requested by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Information

More information

Broadband Mapping 2013

Broadband Mapping 2013 Broadband Mapping 2013 Broadband Mapping 2013 Summary Publisher: The Danish Business Authority A full Danish edition can be downloaded from the website of the Danish Business Authority: www.erst.dk BROADBAND

More information