Broadband Roundup: Germany Rebuffs Surveillance for Repression, Wearable Technology in the Body and Cyber-Attacks
Broadband Roundup, Broadband's Impact, Cybersecurity, Wireless
May 21st, 2014
WASHINGTON, May 21, 2014 - ABC News reported that Germany plans to limit their exports of surveillance technology to states “that fail to respect their human rights.” The action is a response to recent allegations made against intelligence agencies, claiming that surveillance programs have been unwarranted and non-transparent. Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said he wanted to keep […]
ValidSoft CEO Talks Privacy Technology
Cybersecurity, Europe, International, North America, Privacy
August 3rd, 2011
WASHINGTON, August 3, 2011 – U.S. customers may soon begin seeing data security technology involving ATMs and cell phones that would work without tracking people thanks to the efforts of a European security software company.
Patrick Carroll, CEO of ValidSoft Limited, discussed the company’s real-time fraud detection software VALid-POS last week. The program is already in the works to be deployed through a deal with Visa Europe. Carroll believes his firm’s technology answers current privacy issues lawmakers and industry professionals have been trying to tackle for several years.
EU to Investigate Network Neutrality Violations
Europe, FCC, International, Net Neutrality
April 25th, 2011
WASHINGTON April 25, 2011 – European Commission Vice President for the Digital Agenda, Nellie Kroes, announced last week that her office, in conjunction with European Union member states, will investigate claims of throttling and service degradation by internet service providers.
Telefónica O2 to Launch Long-Term Evolution Network
Europe, Mobile Broadband
August 16th, 2010
WASHINGTON August 16, 2010 – Telefónica O2 has announced that it will launch a pilot long-term evolution network in September. The network hardware will be provided by Nokia Siemans, which already has contracts to build 25 other trials worldwide.
Telstra and Nokia Siemens Networks Achieve 100Mbps LTE Connection Over 75km
June 21st, 2010
WASHINGTON, June 21, 2010 – Telstra, Australia’s largest telecommunications firm and Nokia Siemens Networks, a joint venture between Finland’s Nokia and Germany’s Siemens has achieved a 100mbps down speed on its LTE network over a record breaking distance of 75Kilometers.
Broadband Escapes Europe’s Spending Ax
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, International, Wireless
May 27th, 2010
LONDON, May 27, 2010 – A new era of austerity may be dawning in Europe in the wake of the Greek debt crisis and its cascading effect on other countries in the region, but broadband is set to escape the swinging spending cuts afflicting other sectors.
European Countries Leave U.S. Trailing in Race for Universal Broadband
Broadband Data, Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, International, National Broadband Plan, Wireless
March 11th, 2010
LONDON, March 11, 2010 – European countries are adopting measures to reach 100 percent broadband penetration – and they’re going to reach that goal well before the United States.