The Norwegian Communications Authority (Nkom) has published a new spectrum strategy for the period 2015-2016. The spectrum strategy is based on Nkom's main strategy and the main goals are that Nkom is up to date on developments, a proactive facilitator for the actors and the best source of knowledge for all issues concerning frequency management.
The Internet has proven to be a unique platform for innovation and economic growth and provides unprecedented opportunities for communication between people. Very few wish to return to the era before the Internet. For this reason, authorities are working to achieve net neutrality, with a view to preserve an open Internet. In this article we consider the relationship between net neutrality and traffic handling, followed by net neutrality and charging models.
The Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority (NPT) is changing its name to the Norwegian Communications Authority. Changes in the Authority's tasks and the weighting of its public authority tasks are the main reasons for the change of name.
Net neutrality is currently a "hot" topic in the regulation of electronic communications. In many countries, such regulation is the subject of intense debate, both within the industry as well as among the politicians, while other countries have already implemented regulation of net neutrality. However, the regulatory model that has been chosen in different countries varies widely. This article compares some typical models that have been used in European countries.
The Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority (NPT) has decided to award the three available blocks in the 1800 MHz band by multiround ascending auction. The frequencies are the unsold blocks from the multiband auction in December 2013. The preliminary timeline for the award is now available.
Specialised services are a main topic in the important debate about net neutrality in Europe. Yet how are we to understand this concept? What does it mean in practice? Which specific services does it refer to? While looking for answers to these questions, we get to the very core of the discussion: how specialised services relate to the Internet.
The spectrum to be sold in the auction is the unsold spectrum from the multiband auction in December 2013. The Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority (NPT) now consults the market on the framework of the auction. The deadline for submitting responses is 2 May 2014.
Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority (NPT) congratulates Europe with a step in the right direction regarding protection of net neutrality for users of the Internet. The vote in the European Parliament Thursday 3 April 2014 showed a great enthusiasm for the open Internet, and so did many of the activities influencing the political process prior to the decision in the Parliament.