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European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association

2011

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RD364 - ETNO Reflection Document - ETNO answer to EU-consultation on Non Discrimination

ETNO welcomes the consultation launched by the European Commission on non-discrimination.  This is a matter of great impact and importance to its members. ETNO hereby submits answers to the questions that are of joint concern to the association.


Executive Summary

  • ETNO welcomes the consultation launched by the European Commission on non-discrimination.  This is a matter of great impact and importance to its members. ETNO hereby submits answers to the questions that are of joint concern to the association.
  • ETNO is of the view that the non-discrimination obligation should be implemented in a proportionate manner, while taking due account of the specific national circumstances of each case.  Therefore, the obligations related to non-discrimination are in the very first place to be dealt with at national level. 
  • Respecting the principle of proportionality is all the more important in an NGA-NGN context, where an overly strict implementation of the non-discrimination obligation would seriously hamper the traditional SMP operators as compared to their non-regulated platform competitors.
  • In light of the above, ETNO believes that guidance from the EU Commission on the non-discrimination principle should be limited to what is really necessary to achieve a uniform interpretation of the non-discrimination obligation, and should refrain from artificially extending the scope or the application of this remedy.
  • ETNO also considers that the respect of the non-discrimination obligation is most efficiently monitored by KPI.  


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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