Nokia invests in French R&D body bcom to advance 5G development

Nokia has announced an investment in French research and development centre bcom to advance the development of 5G. No figures have been disclosed. From this month Nokia Bell Labs and bcom’s network and security team will begin developing their 5G strategies for the future. According to bcom’s statement, its teams will be collaborating with the […]

Software is a €910 billion catalyst for the EU economy, says new report

Europe’s software industry brings a total value-added GDP of €910 billion to the EU’s economy, whether direct, indirect, or induced, according to a report from BSA, The Software Alliance. The report – conducted by The Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) – lays out the case for further stimulating software development in Europe as “a catalyst for […]

Game over for real net neutrality? European Parliament votes in favor of disappointingly weak rules

Today, members of the European Parliament voted on a proposal (PDF) for rules affecting how Internet traffic is managed, following the European Commission’s release of a draft agreement for regulation back in June. And Europe’s lawmakers have decided Europe doesn’t need a truly open, free Internet. European (and American) technology companies and investors, independent observers, […]

European tech companies create new EU lobbying group, headed by Skype co-founder Niklas Zennström

Today sees the launch of the European Tech Alliance, which aims to represent Europe’s technology ‘scale-ups’ to influence policymaking at EU governments and institutions. Headed by Skype co-founder Niklas Zennström, now the founder and CEO of VC firm Atomico, the brand new lobbying group intends to “share their experience of building their businesses in Europe […]