Monday, August 30, 2010CRTC rules in favour of Internet providers The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission ruled that telecommunications carriers and cable providers must provide wholesale services to independent ISPs at the same speeds at which they provide service to their retail customers. They are allowed to mark the prices up 10 per cent.
Thursday, August 05, 2010Lebanon also investigates BlackBerry services The country’s regulator says it will eventually target all encrypted services
Monday, January 18, 2010Oracle-Sun merger foes head to China, Russia MySQL separatists, led by MySQL founder Monty Widenius, address regulators in Russia and China as the European Union assent on the deal grows likely
Tuesday, December 23, 2008Year in review: Bell unintentionally sparks net neutrality debate Do you remember the time when nobody was talking about net neutrality? It was back in March, just before Bell Canada made headlines for traffic shaping peer-to-peer traffic on its network. Read about one of the biggest IT-related stories of the year and why it was intensely debated by all Canadians
Wednesday, November 05, 2008New Zealand to look into regulating termination fees The government will examine whether fees mobile providers charge other networks for carrying calls and text are fair. One cellular company says it's about time, saying subscribers pay some of the highest tariffs in the world
Monday, May 05, 2008In search of broadband's 'third wire' An environment of actual competition would provide a strong incentive for ISPs to provide neutral Internet services: As soon as one provider decided to interfere with what its customers could do on the Internet, its competitors would advertise that they don't do the same thing
Tuesday, March 11, 2008Google-DoubleClick deal gets green light from EU Controversial US$3.1 billion acquisition approved with a warning
Thursday, August 09, 2007UK 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.
Tuesday, February 13, 2007Major 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.
Tuesday, September 28, 2004Spam – the cancer of the e-economy says Emerson “Ideally, our universities would produce a Research In Motion-type success story every year for the next five years. Realistically, the intersection of graduate research, capital financing and a willing market isn’t easy, and it’s clearly not automatic.”
Thursday, October 24, 2002Germany says ‘nein’ to mobile phone regulation Mobile operators and the telecommunications regulator in Germany continue to oppose attempts by the European Union to regulate the German mobile phone market. The opposition threatens to strain relations between the EU and its largest member.
Monday, December 17, 20013G - 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.
Friday, June 30, 2000US threat to legislate e-privacy gets serious A recent call by a US federal regulator to legislate Internet privacy protection has re-opened a controversial issue that had been dormant for a year.