Cloudflare: connectivity will become worse in EU if big tech has to pay telcos
Cloudflare opposes a potential EU bill that would require network fees to be settled with big tech companies. The company reports in a blog post that implementation of the proposals will slow down the Internet for consumers.
It came out in mid-2022 that France, Italy and Spain wanted big tech to... Read more
NTT Upgrade 2023: The true nature of R&D
Japanese cloud and telco company NTT chose San Franciso as the venue to host the North American leg of its user, developer, customer, partner event this month. NTT Upgrade may not be the most recognised enterprise technology vendor event on the circuit, but the parent company behind a whole number ... Read more
AWS debuts two new telco products just in time for MWC
Slow growth in cloud services is pushing Amazon to increase their focus on the telco market.
This week, Amazon announced the general availability of two products that they are rolling out just in tine for the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The MWC will allow the tech giant to showcase these... Read more
European Commission starts consultation on big tech network costs
The European Commission wants to question big tech and telcos on their investment and cloud infrastructure plans before tabling legislation that may require big tech to shoulder network costs, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters.
According to the source, the Commission aims to ensure... Read more
EU agencies unite to oppose big tech paying for telco infrastructure
A group of European telecom regulators does not support the idea of having big tech firms such as Google and Netflix paying for telecommunications infrastructure, it said in initial findings published on Tuesday.
The findings by the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BERE... Read more
Report: EU should make big tech pay for telecoms expansion
According to a recent industry analysis, the EU should compel giant internet and video streaming corporations to pay at least a portion of the estimated €28 billion they have cost European telecommunications businesses due to their excessive usage of network infrastructure.
According to the re... Read more
European telcos want U.S. tech giants to help fund their networks
They say the U.S. companies should pay to use the EU telecom networks they rely on so heavily.
This week Reuters reported that chief executives of Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone and 11 other major European telcos are demanding that U.S. tech giants should bear some of the costs of developing Europe'... Read more