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Twenty nine European countries, made up of members of the European Union and of the European Economic Area, have agreed to increase cooperation on testing connected and autonomous vehicles.
The UK's telecoms regulator has published plans to govern how telecoms operators and landowners should interact with one another over the installation, maintenance and upgrade of electronic communications infrastructure.
The German government is considering setting up a new regulator to monitor digital markets.
More than 24,000 consumers used an online dispute resolution (ODR) platform set up in the EU in the first year of its operation, according to the European Commission.
UK technology companies received £6.8 billion from venture capital funds and private equity investors in 2016, according to a promotional body for London and the UK's digital economy.
Consumers and some small businesses would automatically receive compensation from telecoms providers for service level failings, under new plans outlined by Ofcom.
The Hong Kong Competition Commission (HKCC) has started proceedings before the Hong Kong Competition Tribunal against five information technology companies accused of bid-rigging in relation to a tender issued by the Hong Kong Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA).
Digital transformation should be central to infrastructure plans under UK industrial strategy, says ICE
The UK government must ensure that digital transformation is central to its plans to improve infrastructure, a new report by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has said.
The proposed takeover of Sky by Twenty-First Century Fox is subject to a public interest test to be carried out by UK media regulator Ofcom.
UK internet service providers (ISPs) are to block access to servers that stream Premier League football matches.
Data protection should not stop information from driverless vehicles being used for 'public benefit', says Lords committee
Data generated by connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) should be put to use for "public benefit" where necessary, a UK parliamentary committee has said.
Computer processing giant Intel has outlined its intention to expand into the driverless cars market with the acquisition of Israeli technology business Mobileye.
Broadband infrastructure operator Openreach will begin the process of becoming a legally separate entity this year, after BT agreed in full to a suite of reforms put forward by telecoms regulator Ofcom.
The European Commission has fined six car air conditioning and engine cooling suppliers €155 million for taking part in one or more of four cartels in the European Economic Area.
The German parliament has voted to ratify the Unified Patent Court (UPC) agreement.
Spring Budget 2017: Expert welcomes UK government commitment to digital connectivity and new 5G strategy
The publication of the UK government's new 5G strategy and its positive response to National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) recommendations shows that the UK government recognises the role it has to play in improving digital connectivity in the country, an expert has said.
Chinese technology company ZTE has agreed to pay fines totalling $1.19 billion as part of a settlement reached with US authorities over its violation of sanctions imposed on trade with Iran and North Korea.
Germany's federal government plans to roll out a gigabit internet service across Germany by 2025, through a government and private consortium known as Netzallianz Digitales Deutschland.
A record number of European patents were granted to UK businesses in 2016 by the European Patent Office (EPO), according to new figures.
The UK's infrastructure industry will find little of interest in this year's Budget document, an industry expert has said.