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  1. Legal news
    01 February 2021
    Commission considers ways to enhance rules for the cost reduction of broadband and 5G roll-out
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/commission-considers-ways-to-enhance-rules-for-the-cost-reduction-of-broadband

    On 27 January, the European Commission held a workshop as part of the public consultation of the review of the Broadband Cost Reduction Directive of 2014 (BCRD). The Directive aims to facilitate and incentivise the ...

  2. Legal news
    06 July 2020
    What lies ahead for regulation of the 5G ecosystem?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/what-lies-ahead-for-regulation-of-the-5g-ecosystem

    Thierry Breton, described 5G connectivity as an “important pillar” for the EU (especially in light of the EU’s post-COVID economic recovery) and that “it is important to ensure the rapid deployment [of 5G] as a matter ...

  3. Legal news
    04 September 2019
    Plan to accelerate international deal on digital taxation
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/plan-to-accelerate-international-deal-on-digital-taxation

    In the aftermath of the G7 summit in Biarritz, where the issue of digital taxation of multi-national tech companies was high on the agenda, French Economy Minister, Bruno Le Maire, announced the ambition to reach an ...

  4. Legal news
    16 July 2019
    Webinar - European Electronic Communications Code
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/webinar-european-electronic-communications-code

    In a webinar, broadcasted on 16th July 2019, we discussed the broadened scope of the EECC, new forms of access regulation, spectrum regulation and consequences for 5G and touched on the more harmonised end-user rights. ...

  5. Legal news
    04 December 2019
    Get connected faster: panel debate with industry on implementation of the EECC
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/get-connected-faster-panel-debate-with-industry

    Bird & Bird's Regulatory & Public Affairs seminar in Brussels on 3 December also featured a panel debate with various industry voices on the implementation of the recently adopted European Electronic Communications ...

  6. Legal news
    01 December 2020
    Poland raises arguments on copyright versus freedom of expression
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/poland/poland-raises-arguments-on-copyright-versus-freedom-of-expression

    The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on 10 November heard the case C-401/19, which concerns a crucial part of the new EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, namely Article 17.

  7. Legal news
    04 November 2020
    The UK finalises its plans to implement the new European telecoms code
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/the-uk-finalises-its-plans-to-implement-the-new-european-telecoms-code

    Obligated to implement the new EU telecoms rules as part of the Brexit transitional arrangement, the UK Government recently published legislation transposing the requirements of the European Electronic Communications ...

  8. Legal news
    06 July 2020
    Transatlantic tensions mount over Digital Services Tax
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/transatlantic-tensions-mount-over-digital-services-tax

    Transatlantic tensions have mounted over discussions to strike a deal on a new Digital Services Tax that will impact leading tech platforms and other large companies operating cross-border. Angel Gurría, ...

  9. Legal news
    08 April 2020
    Telecoms operators face challenges at the time of COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/telecoms-operators-face-challenges-at-the-time-of-covid-19

    In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, telecoms operators are faced with significant challenges, including: traffic growth, congestion, network continuity & security issues. On 31 March, the industry association GSMA, ...

  10. Legal news
    06 April 2020
    COVID-19 & Telecoms: country overview
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/covid-19-and-telecoms--country-overview

    In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, telecoms operators are faced with significant challenges, including: traffic growth, congestion, network continuity & security issues. On March 31st, the GSMA called for a relaxation ...