EU plans market study on net neutrality

Tuesday 19 April 2011 | 12:21 CET | News
The European Commission is stepping up enforcement of net neutrality and threatened to impose stricter rules if it finds operators restricting access on their networks. The commission said it has asked the telecoms regulator Berec to conduct a study into issues "crucial to ensuring an open and neutral internet", including barriers to changing operators, blocking or throttling internet traffic (such as VoIP), transparency and quality of service. The commission will publish by the end of the year evidence from Berec's investigation, including any instances of blocking or throttling certain

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.


Already registered?

Categories: Internet
Countries: Europe
::: add a comment

Add comment

Please login or register to leave a comment.

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Kroes plans net neutrality recommendations

Published 30 May 2012 09:42 CET | Europe
EU Commission vice-president Neelie Kroes has announced plans to create new recommendations on net neutrality for ISPs, requiring ...

Dutch minister to raise net neutrality at Telecoms Council

Published 24 Jan 2012 14:36 CET | Europe
Dutch economic affairs minister Maxime Verhagen is ready to lobby EU Commissioner Neelie Kroes for net neutrality rules at the EU ...

Kroes calls for industry action on net neutrality

Published 03 Oct 2011 10:54 CET | Europe
Neelie Kroes, vice president of the European Commission for the Digital Agenda, said she is still open to industry initiatives ...

Alcatel, DeTe, Vivendi make Digital Agenda 2020 proposals

Published 14 Jul 2011 08:07 CET | Europe
Alcatel-Lucent, Deutsche Telekom and Vivendi have presented 11 proposals to the European Commission about how to achieve the EU's ...

EU operators push for bandwidth charging

Published 12 Jul 2011 10:39 CET | Europe
European telecom operators will publish a report this week advocating new business models, including charging online content ...

Dutch govt backs opposition proposal for net neutrality law

Published 09 Jun 2011 09:09 CET | Netherlands
The Dutch government plans to introduce an amendment to the Telecommunications Act over net neutrality. Network providers will ...

Net neutrality offers operators more opportunities than threats

Published 06 Jun 2011 15:14 CET | World
Net neutrality (NN), to date mainly an American discussion, has suddenly appeared on the political agenda in the Netherlands. ...

Kroes calls for quick adoption of RSPP

Published 26 May 2011 14:46 CET | Europe
Neelie Kroes, the European Commissioner for digital affairs, has called on telecom ministers to approve quickly the proposed EU ...

EU countries miss deadline for new telecoms law

Published 25 May 2011 16:49 CET | Europe
Few European countries have met the deadline for implementing the new EU telecoms regulatory framework in their national ...