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 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.
EECC: current policy options will not deliver fibre and 5G to EU citizens
Brussels, 19 March 2018 – ETNO, the Association representing Europe’s leading telecom operators, called today on the European Commission and on legislators to urgently fix the current text of the Electronic Communications Code.