Year in review: Bell unintentionally sparks net neutrality debate

In 2008, network neutrality went from being a serious topic of conversation in IT circles to a hot button, heavily debated issue around the country. Last year, the issue of net neutrality made

Published on: December 23rd, 2008 Rafael Ruffolo

New Zealand to look into regulating termination fees

AUCKLAND - The Commerce Commission is commencing an investigation into whether mobile termination services should be regulated. The decision follows consultation on an issues paper on mobile termination released by the Commission in

Published on: November 5th, 2008 Computerworld New Zealand Online staff

In search of broadband’s ‘third wire’

Some of you may have noticed that I write a lot about network neutrality. I wish it wasn't an important issue, but it is.Network neutrality exists as an issue primarily because there is

Published on: May 5th, 2008 Scott Bradner

Google-DoubleClick deal gets green light from EU

PARIS - Google's acquisition of digital marketer DoubleClick does not pose a significant threat to competition in the European online advertising market, the European Commission has ruled. However, it reminded the companies that

Published on: March 11th, 2008 Peter Sayer

UK report questions role of ISPs in online safety

A new report on Internet safety has concluded ISPs (Internet service providers) should take more responsibility for online security since end users are often lax. But the 121-page Personal Internet Security report, published

Published on: August 9th, 2007 Jeremy Kirk

Major UK building society fined over lost laptop

The U.K.'s financial services regulator has levied a heavy fine against the nation's largest building society over a stolen laptop containing confidential customer information. The Financial Services Authority (FSA) fined Nationwide Building Society

Published on: February 13th, 2007 Jeremy Kirk


A few years ago spam was a mild irritant. Today it’s become the cancer of the e-economy, according to Federal Industry Minister David Emerson. “(Spam) is a public nuisance, an impediment to business,

Published on: September 28th, 2004 Joaquim P. Menezes

Germany says

Mobile operators and the telecommunications regulator in Germany continue to oppose attempts by the European Union (EU) to regulate the German mobile phone market. The opposition threatens to strain relations between the EU

Published on: October 24th, 2002 John Blau

3G – France sets deadline for new 3G license applications

The French telecommunication regulator has set out the timetable for the award of two more licenses to operate 3G (third-generation) mobile communication networks, to complement the two licenses already awarded on May 31.The

Published on: December 17th, 2001 Peter Sayer