The 5G Manifesto also highlights that the implementation of Open Internet rules must not result in a regulatory barrier to innovation. More in specific, it expresses serious concerns that the draft BEREC guidelines might hamper the development of services such as automated driving, smart grid control or virtual reality, which are expected to be enabled by the flexible and managed nature of networks.
It is of vital importance that all players involved know what the future regulations will look like – for them, but also that there will be a regulatory level playing field between all players involved. This is in the interest of users.
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.