Many Americans believe that broadband is better in Europe, but the the European Union has a number of challenges to realize their 2020 broadband goals. I have prepared a multipart analysis of these challenges. Check it out at TechPolicyDaily.
Here are the stories.
Part 1: Acknowledging the Problem
Part 3: Barriers to Reform
Strand Consult has analyzed the EU Commission plan for the digital single market. See the stories here.
The press in many countries has contacted Strand Consult about its analysis of the EU Commission’s proposal for the digital single market in Europe. Here are the stories.
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Spain (Catalan language)
Telecom Newsletter 17 September 2013 (translated)
The analyst John Strand’m sure that EU Commissioner Neelie Kroes missed the implications of mobile customers from next year can buy a sim card in a low-cost country like Lithuania, bring it home and require access to the best networks, with layup ‘roam like home “in her proposal for a single telecoms market. Kroes was asked during a press conference last week. Her spokesman Ryan Heath returned with a clarification – but not back. John Strand, founder and CEO of Strand Consult, take it as one example among many that the entire industry is moving towards a collapse comparable to the 2008 financial crisis on the proposal will take place. In an analysis yesterday radar he up effects: Revenue Fall of 20 to 40 percent for mobile operators, stopping for network investment, owner-run, halving the number of employees. Ultimately affected banks and pension funds when operators Telefonica and Telecom Italia goes under, he writes. Short term, consumers lower prices, but in the long run takes China’s telecom industry over the ownership of the network infrastructure with its own funding. John Strand warns of consequences for Ericsson and shows how Asian hardware manufacturers together with American companies like Apple, Google and Facebook are already playing out EU countries against each other.