The Norwegian Communications Authority (Nkom) and its sister authorities in the four other Nordic countries have issued joint recommendations on measures against vulnerabilities in electronic communications networks. The aim is to close security holes that have been identified in the discussion about security on mobile networks.
In 2015 we experienced a great breakthrough in the net neutrality developments in Europe. Late November, European net neutrality rules were published in the Official Journal, after a long and winding legislative process. Furthermore, BEREC is now tasked to develop guidelines for the implementation of these rules, and an initial step of this work is taking place today.
The Nordic regulators for electronic communications have prepared a common position on the Digital Single Market Strategy, which the European Commission published in May this year and is currently actively consulting on it.
Norwegian and Russian authorities have negotiated an agreement on the use of frequencies in the border areas between Norway and Russia. The aim is to ensure the most efficient use of resources and good services for users in the border areas.
The Norwegian Communications Authority (Nkom) has conducted a public consultation on the proposed auction rules for the upcoming auction of the 1800 MHz band. On the basis of the responses received, Nkom has updated and published the final auction rules. According to the preliminary timeline the auction will start Monday 9 November.
The Norwegian Communications Authority (Nkom) has decided to extend the deadline for submission of consultation responses to the consultation on the overall objectives for the auction. The new deadline is 24 August 2015.
The net neutrality debate in Europe is stalled by a serious confusion about the distinction between the open Internet and other IP-based services provided outside the Internet. This has evolved into a word game which obstructs a constructive discourse about one of today’s most important questions for the modern society. On 5th June this topic is up for discussion at the net neutrality panel at the EuroDIG 2015 conference in Sofia, Bulgaria.