Viviane Reding

European Parliament passes telecoms reforms

After two years of wrangling, the European Parliament has formally approved the EU’s telecoms reform package, ushering in a new wave of consumer protection, and quite possibly, operator headaches.

Viviane Reding, European Commissioner for the Information Society and Media

Probably the most influential woman in the mobile industry, Commissioner Reding has not won a great deal of friends among mobile operators. Whether you see her as a slick, populist politician interfering in a market that is best left to set its own levels, or as a consumer champion who has broken the back of cosy operator pricing cartels, there is no denying her impact.

Reding voted ‘internet villain’

Viviane Reding, commissioner for Information Society and Media, and the European Commission beat off stiff competition at the end of last week to steal the award for ‘internet villain of the year’. The commissioner and her employer were awarded the title by the Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) at the ninth annual UK Internet Industry […]

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