EU draft takes softer position on roaming – report

first_img Industry CEOs join Europe green digital initiative Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 24 SEP 2014 EC details AI regulation plan Author Deutsche Telekom loses appeal of Slovak fine Richard is the editor of Mobile World Live’s money channel and a contributor to the daily news service. He is an experienced technology and business journalist who previously worked as a freelancer for many publications over the last decade including… Read more Related Richard Handford A draft proposal from the Italian presidency of the European council has eased the current stance on EU roaming rates, according to the Financial Times.The proposal supports no change to wholesale roaming when the system is reviewed in 2016.And while the paper from Italy, which currently holds the presidency of the European Council, backs previous cuts to retail roaming prices, it also contains a key addition.Under this suggestion, users would be allocated a fair use allowance for roaming. If they exceed the allowance then they would be charged extra.The change in stance will be welcomed by operators which have fought hard against roaming proposals in recent years.However the proposal is only a draft which will be subject to much discussion over the coming months.The next European Commission under the leadership of Jean-Claude Juncker starts in November. Juncker has made the digital economy a key priority.The Italian paper also has proposals for spectrum licences to operate on a long-term basis, another proposal that is likely to be welcomed by operators.The draft said: “All new rights of use of spectrum in bands… shall be granted with a minimum duration of 25 years, and in any case for a duration appropriate to incentivise investment and competition. Member states may grant rights of use of indefinite duration.”And a separate report by Reuters said the Italian paper rows back on previous proposals by outgoing EC digital chief Neelie Kroes on spectrum.Kroes proposed a greater role for the Commission in the timing of spectrum auctions in a member states. But the latest draft limits the Commission’s power in this area, as it would only propose a timetable for auctions with ultimate decision still taken by national regulators. Home EU draft takes softer position on roaming – report Previous ArticleSingTel to shut 2G network in 2-3 yearsNext ArticleUK operators in govt discussions to share masts, boost rural coverage European CommissionRegulatorylast_img read more

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Herb Lieberman Of LKQ Corp. Appointed To CAWA’s Board Of Directors

first_imgTom Wolf, CREF board of trustees chair and PPG Automotive Refinish director of business development noted, “PPG is proud to continue supporting CREF’s efforts to help collision programs, students, and instructors and this is a creative way to get not only the industry, but general public supporting their local schools. While we are limited on the number of golfers that attend our annual CREF summer golf fundraiser, this virtual event allows for thousands to participate, knowing that their registration fee will be reinvested back into their local schools.” CAWA Chair of the Board, Ward Myers of Worldpac, has appointed Herb Lieberman of LKQ Corp. to the CAWA’s Board of Directors.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement“LKQ Corp. has been a longtime member and supporter of CAWA and we are pleased that Mr. Lieberman as their representative will be involved in the association’s leadership,” said Myers.Currently, Lieberman is LKQ Corp.’s representative to the inter- and intra-trade association and has held various positions. He has been involved in many of the corporation’s internal functions including operating group participant, administrator of the JM Holsten Scholarship Program, liaison to the government affairs department and as an editorial contributor to the international publication, Auto Recyclers Toolbox. Prior to his time at LKQ Corp., he was a partner in Lakenor Auto Salvage in Santa Fe Springs and since then has served on many association related committees and boards.,To raise additional support for high school and college collision school programs, the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) will be collaborating with 90 I-CAR volunteer committee groups nationwide on a winter virtual golf fundraiser, exclusively sponsored by PPG Automotive. This event will be a private tournament within TopGolf’s online game, which will be held from Friday, Nov. 20 through Sunday, Dec. 20. Golfers will be able to play an unlimited number of rounds of virtual golf during those 30 days, while viewing an in-game leaderboard to see how they are doing compared to others golfing from around the country. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement CREF Director of Development, Brandon Eckenrode noted, “We are excited about how this one event will bring together 90 I-CAR volunteer committees nationwide and through their local promotion of the event, the more support can be raised for collision schools. As collision instructors and students need the industry’s support now more than ever, we didn’t want the fact that in-person fundraisers not being possible to stop us from coming together for the future professionals of the industry.” Advertisement The 90 I-CAR volunteer committees will be promoting this fundraiser not only to their local industry members, but also the general public as the more local virtual golfers that participate, the more funding will be raised for their local collision school programs. Also, with the event being virtual, zero golfing skill is required, and golfers can play from the comfort of their home.Advertisement I-CAR CEO & President John Van Alstyne said, “What a fantastic way to support an important cause. A couple I-CAR committees worked with CREF to innovate their normal golf outing fundraisers in the face of COVID earlier this year with great success, and the same can be expected here. I-CAR committees across the U.S. are increasingly focused on supporting career technical schools as our industry seeks more qualified and capable talent.  This event will be a fun and easy way to support that goal.” center_img Ford Performance Racing School has donated two passes, a $4,000 value, that will be awarded to the virtual gofer with the best score at the end of the tournament. Registration is now open online. Industry members not located near one of the participating I-CAR Volunteer Committees can select “CREF General Fund” when registering and their registration fee will help CREF collision school programs, instructors and students nationwide. Registrants can download the free TopGolf online game to their phone, tablet, or desktop and start practicing their virtual golf swing prior to the Nov. 20 tee-off, when registered players will be given instructions on how to access the private in-game tournament. Questions regarding the fundraiser can be directed to CREF director of development  Brandon Eckenrode. To help raise additional funds for local collision school programs, when paying their $25 registration fee online, golfers will be able to select one of the 90 participating I-CAR volunteer committees and $20 of their registration fee will be reinvested into collision schools in that specific market. last_img read more

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