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European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association

2010

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RD309 - ETNO Reflection Document in reply to the public consultation on post-i2010 - Priorities for new strategy for European information society (2010-2015)

The ICT sector, in particular broadband, is key to EU economic development, efficiency growth, recovery from the crisis and will contribute to a sustainable low carbon economy. Next-generation broadband networks will have positive benefits for consumers, businesses and society. Investments in such technologies should be a top priority in the Commission’s digital agenda for the years to come. The consultation rightly places NGA investments at the top of the priorities. ETNO believes that very high speed broadband networks should be built by private entities unless conditions for state aid apply.

The information and communications technology (ICT) sector is key to the development of the overall economy of the EU, and its role is gaining increasingly importance in accelerating Europe’s recovery from the crisis. This is mainly due to the positive contribution brought by fixed and mobile broadband technologies to many sectors of the economy in terms of efficiency growth. Moreover, the widespread availability of broadband technologies and of advanced ICTs will largely contribute to reaching the objective of a sustainable low carbon economy, thanks to the positive impact in terms of reducing energy consumption and emissions. Next-generation broadband networks will have positive benefits for consumers, businesses and society in general and investments in such technologies should be the top priority in the Commission’s digital agenda for the years to come. Next-generation broadband represents a core infrastructure, which will be increasingly integrated in the daily life of all citizens. ETNO therefore welcomes the fact that the consultation places NGA investments at the top of the priorities for building the future knowledge-based society. ETNO believes that investments for the deployment of very high speed broadband networks should in principle be built by private entities unless conditions for state aid apply.

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  • A1 Telekom Austria Group
  • Albtelecom
  • Altice Portugal
  • BH Telecom
  • BT
  • CYTA (Cyprus Telecommunications Authority)
  • Deutsche Telekom AG
  • Eir
  • Elisa Communications Corporation
  • GO Plc (Malta)
  • Hrvatski Telekom
  • Koninklijke KPN
  • Magyar Telekom
  • Makedonski Telekom
  • Orange
  • Orange Polska
  • OTE
  • POST Group
  • Proximus
  • Síminn (Iceland Telecom Ltd.)
  • Slovak Telekom
  • Swisscom
  • TDC
  • TDF
  • Telecom Italia
  • Telefónica
  • TELEKOM ROMANIA COMMUNICATIONS S.A.
  • Telekom Slovenije
  • Telenor
  • Telia Company
  • Turk Telekom
  • Vivacom
  • AT&T
  • Cisco
  • Ericsson
  • Huawei
  • Nokia
  • Prysmian Group
  • Qualcomm Europe Inc.
  • Verizon

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