ETNO is concerned about the on-going legislative process on the European Electronic Communications Code (“the Code”). We believe that the result of the vote in the Industry Committee risks to seriously undermine the integrity of the Code and to miss the results expected by EU citizens and businesses, who ask for very high-capacity connectivity in all European countries.
Lise Fuhr, ETNO Director General, commented: “For the Gigabit Society vision to be credible, the Code needs to stick to its original objectives. Without investment incentives and spectrum reform, European citizens and businesses risk being stripped of superfast networks and innovative services”.
Listen to Mariya Gabriel’s Keynote speech on “The State of telecoms in Europe”. The Commissioner intervenes in the Electronic Communications Code debate and lays out her view on investment, spectrum and competition.
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.