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08
May

Workshop Material: A New Digital Agenda For Europe, 30.4.2014 - Brussels - by ETNO

ETNO and Telecom Italia co-organized a workshop in view of the Italian Presidency of the EU. The #NewDAE14 workshop gathered over 200 senior representatives from the ICT industry, EU institutions, investors' community, academia, consultancies and consumers organizations across the EU.

The debate focused on how the implications of the evolution of the Internet value chain. The digital consumer has evolved to a content-enthusiast and data-hungry consumer, who is re-shaping the digital markets. Speakers and guests debated the consequences of this change and which consequences should be drawn from that.

26
Mar

Press release: Relevant markets: New Plum study warns against risks of overregulation - by ETNO

“Enterprise requirements will increasingly be met by mass market products”, says latest analysis

Plum consulting has today published their new report “The evolving business services market and the review of the EC Recommendation on relevant markets”.

The report was commissioned by ETNO, Europe’s leading telecoms association, and it investigates the diverse and changing communications needs of businesses in Europe. The report is aimed at drawing lessons for the ongoing revision of the Commission’s Recommendation on Relevant Markets (more here).

05
Dec

Press release: EU Telecoms Ministers discuss key files for the future of the telecoms industry - by ETNO

Telecoms Ministers met today in Brussels for the TTE Council to discuss key legislative files, including measures on cyber security and reduction of broadband roll-out costs. Ministers also held an orientation debate on the Connected Continent Regulation (full agenda available here).

At a time in which the digital economy is developing at a fast pace and telecoms markets are transforming, these legislative initiatives provide a unique opportunity to adapt EU’s policy framework to the digital age. Below you find a summary of ETNO’s public positions on these files.

01
Oct
14
Jun

ETNO to participate at Public Information Session on the Telecoms Single Market by DG Connect - by ETNO

On Monday 17th June 2013, ETNO will participate at a Public Information Session on the Telecoms Single Market, organised by DG Connect (http://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/news/background-paper-public-information-session-telecoms-single-market).  Vice President Neelie Kroes and Mr Roberto Viola, Deputy Director-General of DG Connect, will oversee this high level meeting which includes the participation of Mr Göran Marby (PTS / BEREC Chair 2014), Mr Stephen Howard (Head of Telecoms Research HSBC), Mr Ulf Ewaldsson (Ericsson CTO) and Presidents/Directors from the main telecoms associations in Brussels.

23
Apr

Interview with Luigi Gambardella at the IIR Conference, London - by ETNO

ETNO's Executive Board Chairman, Luigi Gambardella, was invited to speak at the Telecoms Regulations Forum held at the London Hyatt from 22-24 April 2013. Furthermore, Luigi Gambardella also answered questions on the current state of the European telecoms industry, regulation and targets set by Commissioner Neelie Kroes for the Digital Agenda, and why a Single Market is needed for the future of the telecoms sector.

24
Jan

Interview with Jan Albrecht, MEP - by ETNO

To mark the forthcoming European Data Protection Day, ETNO Digital publishes an interview with Jan Philipp ALBRECHT, MEP, Member Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance and lead Rapporteur on the Commission’s draft Proposal for a General Data Protection Regulation. His Report will be voted in the LIBE Committee in April.

12
Nov

ETNO Reflection Document on “Draft ECC Recommendation 12(04): Numbering for VoIP Services” - by ETNO

The Association of European Telecommunications Network Operators (ETNO)[1] would like to thank the CEPT/ECC (Electronic Communications Committee) for the opportunity to comment on Draft ECC Recommendation 12(04) “Numbering for VoIP Services”.


[1] The European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association (ETNO) is representing 38 major companies, which provide electronic communications networks over fixed, mobile or personal communications systems in 35 countries. ETNO is Europe's leading trade association. More information about ETNO can be found at: www.etno.eu


30
Oct

ETNO Reflection Document: ECC WG NaN Green Paper - Long Term Evolution in Numbering, Naming and Addressing 2012-2022 - by ETNO

The Association of European Telecommunications Network Operators (ETNO)[1] would like to thank the CEPT/ECC (Electronic Communications Committee) WG NaN (Working Group Numbering and Networks) for the opportunity to comment on the Draft Final of Green Paper on “Long Term Evolution in Numbering, Naming and Addressing: 2012 – 2022”.

ETNO appreciates the difficulty of the task undertaken by the WG NaN to outline potential evolutions of a complex and multi-dimensional area ten years ahead in an environment as diverse as the 48 CEPT countries. In response, this paper merely intends to provide comments on the Green Paper for further discussions and related workshops; it does not have the ambition of setting out ETNO’s perspective on that same evolution.  

On a general note, ETNO also observes that the introduction of the paper emphasises a potential trend for E.164 numbers to be used chiefly as ‘names’ within ten years. Whilst ETNO understands (and endorses) the growing importance of IP-based technologies (and addresses) and social media addressing schemes, we would note that as far as numbering plan evolutions are concerned, most current evolutions under study on national or international numbering plans for the next five years are related to the use of phone numbers as “addresses”, which may be seen as being in contradiction with this long term vision.

That vision seems also to argue for a gradual disappearance of “service numbers” like short numbers. This is not consistent with the current approach of harmonisation.


[1] The European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association (ETNO) is representing 41 major companies, which provide electronic communications networks over fixed, mobile or personal communications systems in 35 countries. ETNO is Europe's leading trade association. More information about ETNO can be found at: www.etno.eu


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