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Within the EU economy, the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) sector was worth €614bn in 2005 1 of which, the electronic communications market accounted for 44.4%. This market, underpins the whole EU economy 2 as showed by the fact that ICT accounted for 40% of European productivity growth in 2005 (25% of overall growth) 3. The EU's approach(More)
The recent growth in the use of electronic communications throughout the world has not included everyone. The vast majority of the world " s population is still unable to gain access to digital technology, especially the Internet, hence the " digital divide ". However, this divide is not restricted to the developing world; with the divide also prevalent(More)
  • Neal Geach
  • 2008
Convergence and the Internet have changed the way creative content is now watched, and forced the Television without Frontiers Directive 89/552/EC (the TWFD) to be reformed into the Audiovisual Media Services Directive 2007/65/EC (AVMSD). Historically, the key regulatory broadcasting issue was ensuring the provision of stipulated content and implementing(More)
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