Yesterday, the European Commission unveiled the Communication “Towards a European Gigabit Society” as well as a Directive to establish the first “European Electronic Communications Code”. We welcome the gigabit Europe vision and recognise the important reform of Europe’s outdated telecoms laws proposed in the new Code.
At the same time, we call on both the Commission and legislators to ensure that the final formulation of the law provides an effective boost to broadband roll-out, including incentives for Europe’s main investors.
“The upcoming review has to fill the gaps that have been left. For instance, on Spectrum: This is extremely important for new, upcoming jobs, for services, for our real economy. Once again, telecoms will play an important role and have to think about their own role in delivering services or whether they leave it to the rest of the economy.”
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.