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Commission publishes study on a common approach for the calculation of the Weighted Average Cost of Capital in telecoms regulation
Today the Commission publishes a study on a common methodology for national regulatory authorities (NRAs) to determine the Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) in the EU's telecom sector. The WACC assesses the return on investments required by investors. It is typically used by NRAs in the telecoms sector to set wholesale prices that operators charge each other for the use of their networks.
The attached document contains the English working translation established by Commission services of the 2016 updates of Carinthia (Kärnten, Austria) legislation transposing Directive 2013/37/EU amending Directive 2003/98/EC on the re-use of public sector information ('the PSI Directive').
The attached document contains the original language version of the Carinthia (Kärnten, Austria) legislation amending relevant legislation in order to transpose Directive 2013/37/EU amending Directive 2003/98/EC on the re-use of public sector information (the PSI Directive).
The European Commission has launched a call for tenders for a service contract to conduct a study on study on mobile broadband prices with a total price that cannot exceed 150 000 Euros (total for three years).
This workshop, organised by the FET Proactive project AQuS, concerns different ways to achieve analog quantum simulators as well as their fundamental properties and demands.
74 European regions have been recognised as Reference Sites of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing for their commitment to excellence in investing and scaling up innovative digital solutions for active and healthy ageing. The Reference Sites range from Oulu, Finland, to Heraklion-Crete, Greece and from Andalucia, Spain to Olomouc, Czech Republic. Together, they commit to investing more than €4 billion in digital innovation for active and healthy ageing, which is expected to benefit over 5 million people in the next 3 years.
The European Commission has launched a call for tender for a for a service contract to conduct a study to analyse fixed-mobile convergence with a total price that cannot exceed 200 000 Euros
Contributions received from organisations to the consultation on the contractual PPP on cybersecurity
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Contributions received from individual citizens to the consultation on the contractual PPP on cybersecurity
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Contributions received from National Administrations to the consultation on the contractual PPP on cybersecurity
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A Collaboration Ecosystem enabling EU Creative SMEs to exchange multi-media content and create multi-plot, interactive Apps for Children, curated according to Reader ability and educational value
Cloud Forward 2016 invites SMEs and post-graduate students to present their innovative products, services, technologies, theses and R&D interests in cloud computing as a poster to a wide audience from academia and industry. Deadline for submission is 31 July 2016.
SLALOM launches final set of standardised SLA and contract terms to remove Cloud computing uncertainty and to simplify adoption process.
After the success of the on-line free course "Coding in your classroom, now! (CodeMOOC)" in Italy, the University of Urbino pledges to scale it up and make it available in other languages.
New European Commission awards for administrations that share and reuse their IT solutions
In our modern world, what happens to traditional craftsmanship such as pottery or to rare dancing styles typical for some regions in Greece, Romania or Wallonia? They fall gradually out of use and may eventually be completely forgotten. A European research initiative tries to prevent that.
Thomas Skordas, Acting Director of the renamed "Digital Excellence & Science infrastructure" Directorate, summarises our achievements so far in 2016 and discuss our next steps.
In a joint blogpost, Dutch Minister Henk Kamp and Commissioner Günther H. Oettinger thank Professor Jürgen Mlynek for accepting to chair the committee driving the Quantum Technology Flagship preparatory phase. The composition of the group will be announced in the coming weeks once the selection procedure is completed.
The MOSAIC2B project, Cinema-in-a-backpack introduces the innovative concept of mobile edutainment via low cost cloud computing facilities. This project has delivered edutainment services to rural villages with limited IT infrastructure of South Africa. Cinema-in-a-backpack has also boosted local and digital economy by formulating new business models in which ambitious citizens become mobile cinema operators.