Brussels, 7 December 2017 – The European Telecom sector has delivered the highest investment levels of the past 6 years, but investment per capita in the EU is still less than half than in the US and Europe is expected to trail both Asia and the States in the 5G race, despite leadership in some countries.
Key facts and figures on the European telecom sector have been unveiled today in the Annual Economic Report prepared for ETNO, the Association representing Europe’s leading telcos, by IDATE DigiWorld, the digital economy think-tank. The Report presents consolidated figures from 2016, as well as projections for 2017 and for the coming years.
The findings of the Report come at a crucial time, as the EU strives to achieve the Gigabit Society objectives, including timely deployment of 5G and gigabit networks.
Brussels, 29 November 2017 – ETNO, the Association representing Europe’s leading telcos, has today welcomed the European Commission package on “Intellectual Property”.
As the very essence of our economies becomes digital, it is important to ensure that all the legislative and non-legislative tools are up-to-date. In this context, we agree with the Commission assessment that the IPR Enforcement Directive 2011/48/EC (IPRED) is still fit for purpose, but it will benefit from a proportionate and innovation-friendly guidance on its harmonised implementation in digital times.
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