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EU and EEA countries agree on cross-border automated transport tests

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 12:10
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.
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Ofcom code seeks smooth relationships between telecoms operators and landowners

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 16:12
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.
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Germany considers new digital markets regulator

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 13:12
The German government is considering setting up a new regulator to monitor digital markets.
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Online dispute resolution tool used by 24,000 EU consumers in first year of operation

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 13:06
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.
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Tech companies in UK receive twice the VC investment as others, says Tech City report

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 14:27
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.
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Ofcom proposes automatic compensation for telecoms customers

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:48
Consumers and some small businesses would automatically receive compensation from telecoms providers for service level failings, under new plans outlined by Ofcom.
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Hong Kong Competition Commission takes bid-rigging case to tribunal

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:04
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).
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Digital transformation should be central to infrastructure plans under UK industrial strategy, says ICE

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 10:22
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.
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Fox bid for Sky subject to UK media plurality test

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 13:24
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.
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First 'live' blocking order granted in the UK to curb unauthorised streaming of football matches

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 14:43
UK internet service providers (ISPs) are to block access to servers that stream Premier League football matches.
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Data protection should not stop information from driverless vehicles being used for 'public benefit', says Lords committee

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 10:05
Data generated by connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) should be put to use for "public benefit" where necessary, a UK parliamentary committee has said.
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Intel looks to driverless cars market with $15.3bn deal to buy Mobileye

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 16:51
Computer processing giant Intel has outlined its intention to expand into the driverless cars market with the acquisition of Israeli technology business Mobileye.
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Ofcom: BT agreement on legal separation of Openreach will 'address competition concerns'

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 15:13
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.
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Car air conditioning and engine cooling cartel fined €155 million

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 10:16
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.
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Germany votes to ratify Unified Patent Court

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 14:38
The German parliament has voted to ratify the Unified Patent Court (UPC) agreement.
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Spring Budget 2017: Expert welcomes UK government commitment to digital connectivity and new 5G strategy

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 16:30
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.
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ZTE fine highlights 'extremely tough' approach US takes to sanctions enforcement, says expert

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 12:29
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.
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Germany to roll out €100 billion gigabit internet network

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 11:40
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.
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UK businesses see record number of European patents granted by EPO

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 09:58
A record number of European patents were granted to UK businesses in 2016 by the European Patent Office (EPO), according to new figures.
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Spring Budget 2017: No 'rabbits out of the hat' for infrastructure, says expert

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 17:41
The UK's infrastructure industry will find little of interest in this year's Budget document, an industry expert has said.
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