Reform and Progress: The role of telecoms in a digitising world
For this year’s FT-ETNO Summit ETNO is pleased to welcome Jennifer Blanke, Chief Economist at the World Economic Forum for the opening keynote speech. Discover an exciting line-up of speakers that will come together in Brussels for this exclusive event.
As Europe launches a historic reform of its telecoms and digital laws, there is renewed hope that a redefined communications industry will bring more benefits to consumers, attract investment and promote the development of innovative services. As the provider of state of the art networks, telecom operators are uniquely positioned as the gateway to both new technologies and social change.
But as the world globalises and technologies converge, is Europe able to compete against other leading markets, and can it nurture much needed, home-grown innovation?
There is a Telefonica that cannot be seen and that is rarely talked about. It is the Telefonica that did everything for the first time. The Telefonica that takes risks and innovates. Because life is full of possibilities. Choose it all.
ETNO has been the voice of Europe’s telecommunications network operators since 1992 and has become the principal policy group for European electronic communications network operators. Its 41 members and observers from Europe and beyond are the backbone of Europe’s digital progress. They are the main drivers of broadband and are committed to its continual growth in Europe. ETNO brings together the main investors in innovative and high-quality e-communications platforms and services, representing 60% of total sector investment.