19 July, 2018

ETNO renews committment to Transatlantic dialogue, meets with US regulators and stakeholders

Washington DC, 19 July 2018 – A delegation from the ETNO Association, representing Europe’s leading telecom operators, visited US regulators and stakeholders this week for a fact-finding mission.

ETNO delegates discussed the latest policy and regulatory developments on Artificial Intelligence, 5G, IoT and data. In the context of the Transatlantic Week, they also advocated for policy and regulation on the two sides of the Atlantic to lower barriers to innovating and investing in the telecom and tech sectors.

The ETNO Delegation, led by Executive Board Chairman Phillip Malloch and by Director General Lise Fuhr, included representatives from Telefonica, Deutsche Telekom, Proximus, Telenor and KPN.

On the institutional side, delegates met with the Federal Communication Commission (FCC), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the National Economic Council.

On the industry side, delegates met with ETNO observer members AT&T and Verizon, as well as with USTelecom, T-Mobile, Google and Comcast.

ETNO also had the occasion to discuss with leading think-tanks including CDT, ITIF and the Open Markets Institute.

Phillip Malloch, Chairman of ETNO, said: "As the EU and US engage in the global race for 5G and AI, we need to ensure that the transatlantic dialogue is as strong as ever."

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