Internet Governance was the main subject pervading a good number of sessions in this Public Meeting. The main issue here was all the information related with the Brazil conference. It was announced a press conference from Brazil to give details on this event, but was postponed one week (26 November) to include representatives from 1net [...]Read more
Dark clouds seemed to be hanging over this year´s IGF meeting in Bali: In the run-up there was much debate about a cancellation due to financial problems and the recent revelations around surveillance of the Internet created an increasingly darker background for any open debate about the Internet and its governance. But then the IGF [...]Read more
Bringing back growth and employment to Europe is possible with a pro-investment Telecoms Regulation Reform
Just when the European Commission is working on a Legislative proposal to accelerate the completion of a Digital Single Market, a new study from Boston Consulting Group gives some light to the root causes of the bad health of the European telecom sector. The study arrives to some impressive figures: the European economy could receive [...]Read more
The 6th edition of the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG), will meet this week in Lisbon (20-21 June). This event is expected to attract some 600 representatives from civil society, business, governments, parliaments and international organizations including the EU-presidency, the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Council of Europe and the European Broadcasting Union, [...]Read more
As announced in a previous post, the 3rd Annual Meeting of IGF Spain was held last Thursday 24th of May at the School of Telecommunications Engineering of the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM). IGF-Spain is the national debate forum about Internet Governance in Spain, where all stakeholders interested in developing the Internet participate on an [...]Read more
Recent research has found that cloud computing will generate more than $200,000 million in 2014. In particular, infrastructure (IaaS) in the cloud will represent more than $17,000 million; platforms (PaaS) in the cloud, $3,000 million; and software (SaaS) in the cloud, more than $75,000 million. In addition, it is estimated that cloud computing will be [...]Read more
As announced by the Telefónica Corporate Responsibility blog, Carlos Domingo, President of IT & D and Product Manager, Development and Innovation of Telefonica Digital, attended last month to the meeting hosted by Commissioner Neelie Kroes, in Brussels to discuss the future Internet. The meeting was also attended by CEOs of major European companies involved in [...]Read more
Recently I have participated in some interesting conferences and conversations which all circled around one fundamental question: How will the Internet develop and what are the challenges going forward? In short: Internet – quo vadis? My most important takeaway has been that although today we have already 2.7 Billion Internet users worldwide, so much remains [...]Read more
As we enter 2013, it is common to find many predictions, trends, top tech issues concerning the ICT sector for the new year.
Mobile seems to be the king of the predictions for 2013, but let´s not forget also the explosion of the Internet of Things, the raise of Big Data, Cloud Computing developments, Digital health services expansion or the m-payments amongst others. . .All of them will unavoidably influence the public policy agenda this year.
Let´s briefly mention the main topics that will be on the public policy table for this year:Read more
….appropriate regulatory approach will be key.
The Digital Agenda for Europe (EDA) targets are challenging but the situation is better than was originally expected. That is the main conclusion of the Analysys Mason report that Telefónica and Telecom Italia presented on May 30th at ETNO/Total Telecom Regulatory Summit in Brussels.Read more
At the end of May, Telefónica participated as a key partner of the conference held in the Senate of the Czech Republic, the “Online Criminality – Prevention and Legislation“, organized by the National Centre for Safer Internet (Národní Centrum Bezpečnějšího Internetu).Read more
This week, on the 14th and 15th,, the UK regulator, Ofcom, will host in London an OECD workshop on revising the metrics for measuring broadband and the Internet economy. This workshop can just be attended by invitation due to its technical perspective, but if you are interested on this matter, you can follow it streamed live here.Read more