The European Court of Justice (ECJ) clarified the scope of the EU telecommunications regulation for Over-the-top (OTT) services in two recent decisions. The court decided whether SkypeOut and Gmail are electronic communications services under the European Framework Directive.
By Florence Guthfreund-Roland and Mathilde Hallé
On October 27th, 2015, the European Parliament adopted Regulation No. (EU) 2015/2120 “laying down measures concerning open internet access and amending Directive 2002/22/EC on universal service and users’ rights relating to electronic communications networks and services and Regulation (EU) No 531/2012 on roaming on…
By Florence Guthfreund-Roland & Mathilde Hallé
On September, 11th 2015, the European Commission launched a new public consultation on the evaluation of the legal and regulatory framework for the electronic communications sector.
This consultation follows the Commission’s communication on the “Digital Single Market Strategy for Europe” dated May, 6th 2015,…
Internet.org is a project led by Facebook to offer a completely free sub-set of the internet (including, presumably, Facebook itself) to people in emerging markets who might otherwise not be able to afford it.…