As sectors converge with advances in digital technologies, and broadband becomes more and more mass market, telecommunication operators and other market players are increasingly involved in broader Information Society issues, on top of the mere connectivity layer. This Working Group (WG) aims to proactively foster the creation of a leading e-society in Europe which supports the development of innovative applications, content and services, while fully recognising the role and importance of the production, dissemination and use of information technologies.
The objective of the WG activities should be to highlight the interests, capabilities and achievements of the industry, promote a market-oriented approach and minimise regulatory intervention, taking into account the wider societal interests and values and the new market reality.
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 Digital Economy and Consumers WG is organised as follows:
- Chair: Malte Firlus, Deutsche Telekom: malte.firlus(at)telekom(dot)de
- Vice-Chairs: Luisa Rossi, Orange
Latest Position Paper
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 - Electronic Communications Code: ETNO calls for urgent realignment with original objectives
Brussels, 2 October 2017 – ETNO, the Association representing Europe’s leading providers of digital networks and services, expresses extreme concern as to the on-going legislative process on the European Electronic Communications Code (“the Code”).