The mission of the ETNO Competition Policy Task Force (CP) is to develop ETNO’s policy positions on Competition Policy. It will promote a European approach to competition policy based on a dynamic vision of an efficient economy which is required to address the policy challenges of a digital economy.
The goal of the task force is to support a competitive environment favourable to the development of new infrastructures and innovative technologies, with a view to maximising social welfare as a whole.
The ETNO CP task force will develop policy, legal and economic analysis to be used by ETNO and its members in liaising with competition authorities, policy-makers and other relevant stakeholders.
Working Group structure
ETNO WGs are the engine of the Association. The bottom-up approach when formulating ETNO position papers ensures that all ETNO member interests are captured. The CP taskforce is organised as follows:
- Chair: Grania Holzwarth, Deutsche Telekom
- Vice-Chair: Beatriz Sanz Fernández-Vega, Telefonica; Simona Girolamo, TIM
ETNO believes the Electronic Communications Code is a missed opportunity
Brussels, 6 June 2018 – ETNO, the Association representing Europe’s leading telecom operators, believes that the Electronic Communications Code (the Code) represented a once in a decade chance to simplify and improve the EU rules for the sector in the interest of European citizens and businesses. This opportunity has been missed. The Code will not ignite the much needed rush to invest in 5G and fibre networks and it will add complexity to an already burdensome system.
ETNO Press Release: Note of Europe’s leading CEOs on the Electronic Communications Code
The European Electronic Communications Code is no ordinary legislation. This is a once-in-a-decade opportunity to unlock investment in world-class infrastructure, which is the core of a successful society and economy. However, key parts of the debate so far risk leading to the opposite.
ETNO Press Release - Lead or Lose: Europe is at digital crossroads, telcos can make the difference
Brussels, 27 September 2017 – Europe has lost as much as €100m in telco EBIT each day to digital disruptors and telcos in other regions for the past 10 years, which has impoverished the bloc’s digital economy. However, if industry and regulators embrace transformation, Europe can gain up to €4bn/day by being at the centre of the digital ecosystem, according to Accenture Strategy research conducted for ETNO.
GSMA and ETNO Joint Position: The Proposed European ePrivacy Regulation
Brussels, June 2017. With the proposed ePR progressing through the European Union legislative process, the GSMA and ETNO are calling for the EU to consider the following critical areas to ensure the end result strengthens consumer trust and encourages digital innovation.
Latest Position Papers
ETNO response to the call for contributions "Shaping Competition Policy in the Era of Digitalization"
ETNO welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Commission’s call for contributions on the implications of digitisation for competition policy. ETNO believes that – while competition rules are in principle flexible enough – digital markets require a critical review of the underlying assumptions and tools. In particular, this contribution addresses the new challenges for the competitive assessment in the digital markets. These are related to a range of issues such as the role of data, market definition and market power assessment as well as the resulting implications for antitrust and merger cases in the digital economy.