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ETNO
European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association

2011

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RD360 - ETNO Reflection Document - Response to the BEREC Consultation on Draft Guidelines for Transparency and Net Neutrality

ETNO members are committed to providing transparent and meaningful information  to end-users on their services of choice and as required by the existing telecoms regulatory framework. Network management is an indispensable means to control network congestion. ETNO believes that BEREC has correctly identified the key areas relevant for the implementation of transparency


Executive Summary:

  • Dealt with in the appropriate way, Europe’s approach to net neutrality can have a significant positive impact on EU citizens and the ICT sector, as well as the ability of European businesses to compete in the global arena.
  • ETNO supports a holistic view of the open Internet and believes in openness, transparency and competition across the Internet value chain.
  • ETNO members are committed to providing transparent and meaningful information (i.e, appropriate, comparable, accessible and verifiable information) to end-users on their services of choice and as required by the existing telecoms regulatory framework.
  • Network management is an indispensable means to control network congestion in view of rapidly increasing IP data traffic volumes and allows product differentiation based on quality of service in line with end-users’ needs.
  • Regulators have a role in monitoring ISPs’ practices on transparency and any self-regulation initiatives. Any third party monitoring should be carried out by validated and reliable sources in order to provide the market with robust information.
  • ETNO believes that BEREC has correctly identified the key areas relevant for the implementation of transparency and expresses its readiness to enter into a constructive dialogue with BEREC on how to further implement the transparency obligations. 


Members & Observers - View companies map

  • 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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