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European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association

Digital Economy and Consumers


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; Jorge Morillo, Telefonica

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 Slovenije
  • Telenor
  • Telia Company
  • Vivacom
  • AT&T
  • Cisco
  • Ericsson
  • Huawei
  • Nokia
  • Prysmian Group
  • Qualcomm Europe Inc.
  • Verizon

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