Business

Statement by Vice President Almunia on the Google investigation

Business, Internet
18 December 2012 "After meeting Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, today in Brussels, I have decided to continue with the process towards reaching an agreement based on Article 9 of the EU Antitrust regulation. Since our preliminary talks with Google started in July, we have substantially reduced our differences regarding possible ways to address each of the four competition concerns expressed by the Commission. more  

Welcome 2013 – The Year of Internet Governance: A New Year’s Message from our Executive Director of DotConnectAfrica Trust

Business
Welcome to 2013! As we inaugurate a new year, I decided to peer through what may be ahead of us in 2013, and here is what I would share with you. DotConnectAfrica’s New Years wish: MegaTrends, Black Swans, People Power, Rules of engagement What we predict: CyberCrime, IG Political Theater,  Cyber War, Zero day-attacks, Boundary breaking, Raising the bar more

France tells internet service provider to end ads block

Business, Internet
A major French internet service provider (ISP) has agreed to abandon its ad-blocking policy - seen as a swipe against Google - after a minister intervened. Digital Economy minister Fleur Pellerin said she persuaded Free to restore full access to all content on the internet, including Google ads. Free started blocking ads last week when it updated home router software. more

Europe’s four biggest operators reportedly in talks to create EU-wide mobile network

Broadband, Business, Mobile
Despite owning large shares of independent markets across Europe, the continent’s major operators have reportedly entered talks with the view to creating an EU-wide mobile network capable of uniting national markets,the FT reports. According to the newspaper, telecoms executives from Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom, Telecom Italia and Telefonica met with the EU’s competition more

High, low points of ICT sector in 2012

Business, Internet
While taking stock of the Nigerian ICT market in the year under review with stakeholders expressing mixed reactions, listings expectations for the year ahead, Nigeria did fairly well in 2012 with a lot of room for improvement in the current. Already, experts in the Nigerian ICT sector who spoke to Vanguard Hi-Tech More