0
Wireless

German govt to ask EU Commission for stringent rules on smartphone repair, security updates

Monday 6 September 2021 | 09:34 CET | News
The German government will ask the EU commission to extend the use of spare parts and security updates for smartphones for seven years instead of the proposed five years, c't magazine reports citing a spokesperson for the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. The government will require stricter environmental rules for smartphones and tablets in negotiations with the EU Commission. It will also require that spare parts be made available "at a reasonable price". The EU Commission recently proposed to make updates and replacement parts mandatory for five years, while parts for

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.

Subscriptions

Already registered?



Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Apple / Huawei / Samsung
Countries: Germany
::: 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.


Related

Apple to offer consumers spare parts for common iPhone repairs

Published 17 Nov 2021 15:33 CET | World
Apple announced plans to make it easier for customers to repair their iPhones and Mac computers. Starting in the US, the company ...

German associations call on next govt to step up efforts to expand gigabit broadband

Published 08 Sep 2021 09:35 CET | Germany
German associations are calling on the next government to step up support for the further expansion of gigabit networks in the ...

'Duitse regering dringt bij Europese Commissie aan op 7 jaar beveiligingsupdates voor smartphones'

Published 07 Sep 2021 13:39 CET | Europe
De Duitse regering zal de EU-commissie vragen om de beschikbaarheid van reserveonderdelen en beveiligingsupdates voor smartphones ...

German ICT market set to rise 4% to EUR 151 bln this year - IDC

Published 03 Sep 2021 09:58 CET | Germany
The market for information and communication technology in Germany will grow by 4.4 percent this year to EUR 151 billion, driven ...

Samsung starts selling Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, Galaxy Z Flip3 5G in Germany

Published 30 Aug 2021 10:15 CET | Germany
Samsung said it has started selling the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G in Germany, entering the mass market with the ...

German gaming market grows 32% in 2020, smartphones remain most popular platform

Published 09 Aug 2021 12:02 CET | Germany
Smartphones remained the most popular platform in Germany for playing computer games in 2020, said national trade association ...

Apple, Samsung dominate German consumer smartphone market

Published 18 Jun 2021 09:49 CET | Germany
Almost one in five Germans is willing to spend more than EUR 600 on a smartphone from Apple or Samsung, according to a survey ...





Calendar   /   Industry Events

25 Jan Ericsson Q4 2021
25 Jan Verizon Q4 2021
25 Jan Microsoft fiscal Q2
25 Jan F5 fiscal Q1
25 Jan Uniti Group Q4
25 Jan European 5G Conference
26 Jan AT&T Q4 2021
26 Jan Crown Castle Q4 2021
26 Jan Corning Q4 2021
26 Jan Intel Q4 2021
26 Jan Calix Q4 2021
27 Jan Juniper Networks Q4 2021
27 Jan STMicroelectronics Q4 2021
27 Jan Extreme Networks fiscal Q2
27 Jan MTN Nigeria Q4 2021
27 Jan Rogers Communications Q4 2021
27 Jan Elisa Q4 2021
27 Jan Comcast Q4 2021
27 Jan Samsung Electronics Q4 2021
27 Jan Apple fiscal Q1
27 Jan FCC meeting
28 Jan SK Hynix Q4
28 Jan Telia Lithuania Q4 2021
28 Jan Telia Company Q4 2021
28 Jan Charter Communications Q4
::: More Calendar Items