EU creates a €500m fund dedicated to broadband infrastructure

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The European Commission has announced the creation of a €500m fund dedicated to keeping Europe's broadband infrastructure competitive on the world stage – with initial funding coming from the EIB (European Investment Bank) and three National Promotional Banks and Institutions (NPBIs)

Günther H. Oettinger,...

By Ryan Daws, 12 December 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Broadband, Connectivity, Consumers, Europe, Government, Infrastructure.

Small cells and 5G: What the Digital Economy Bill changes mean for operators


The new Digital Economy Bill, referenced in The Queen’s Speech, has now been debated at its Second Hearing in Parliament and is now going through the process of eventually becoming law. Part of the Digital Economy Bill includes amending the Electronic Communications Code (ECC).

The ECC has, among other provisions, guidelines for arrangements between landowners and mobile mast owners including restrictions for mast height and location. The ECC has not been drastically...

By Paul Carter, 18 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: 5G, Europe, Infrastructure, Small Cells.

Three seeks £167m in damages over EE mast-sharing deal

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Three claims EE has not provided access to half of its masts promised in a sharing deal it struck when T-Mobile merged with Orange to create the UK's biggest MNO. An existing agreement with T-Mobile to use its 3G infrastructure should have provided Three with access to 3,300 of EE's masts after the merger. 

In court papers filed by Three, the now...

By Ryan Daws, 25 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Europe, Industry, Infrastructure, Mobile, Networks, Operators, Regulation.