The Observer – From Google to Amazon: EU goes to war against power of US digital giants

“The reason the European telecoms industry has lost its edge is because of our own regulatory and political decisions,” says Bengt Nordström, whose Northstream consultancy advises on telecoms. “Without spectrum harmonisation we are just a continent of various middle-sized and small countries and can never be an industrial leader.”

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Financial Times - Russia clampdown stokes fears of Balkanisation of the web

Bengt Nordstrom, chief executive of analyst Northstream, said the Russian plan would accelerate the fragmentation of the internet. He questioned whether it would even be possible for internet companies such as Google and Facebook to comply with the storage rule. Read full article Related
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