European Competitive Telecommunications Association


Affiliate membership is open to National Trade Associations of pro-competitive electronic communications service providers, network operators and their supplier partners.  Trade or National Associations which contain an incumbent network operator as a member must carefully abide by the Articles of Association, Bylaws and observe all Membership Terms & Conditions.

Benefits of Affiliate Membership:

Affiliate members and their secretariat shall be entitled to certain rights and privileges of membership as defined below and shall be subject to the obligations as laid down in the ecta Articles of Association, Bylaws, Mission Statement (Aims & Objectives and Core Principles), Rules of Procedure and Membership Terms & Conditions.  Benefits include:

•    Right for the secretariat of the Affiliate member to participate in the Regulatory Forum, ecta’s policy making arm and the body responsible for determining ecta’s Regulatory Strategy, Action Plan, related Work Programmes plus the development and approval of ecta policy positions, based on output from relevant Working Groups and Task Forces;

•    Voting Rights (one vote per Affiliate member) including inter alia the right to vote at the AGM, Board elections and the Regulatory Forum;

•    Right for the secretariat of the Affiliate member to participate in ecta Working Groups and Task Forces and eligibility to chair one of these Working Groups or Task Forces;

•    Right for a ‘CEO-level’ representative of the Affiliate member to participate in CEO level meetings and delegations of ecta Members with senior European Commission officials (subject to the Rules of Procedure);

•    Right for the secretariat of the Affiliate member to participate in meetings with other officials from the European Commission, Ministries, MEPs and representatives of National Regulatory Authorities;

•    Access for secretariat of Affiliate member to information and reports (for example from high-level private meetings and discussions) and ecta’s exchanges with authorities and submissions;

•    Access for Affiliate members to ecta’s library of research through the ecta Extranet (archive of ecta’s past submissions, responses, letters, reports and summaries).  Please note, information will normally posted with a delay from date of initial publication;

•    For Affiliate member associations the number of free delegate passes (see endnote 1) to the ecta Conferences or Events of your choice depends on your member fee (please note that free delegate passes are for secretariat use only);

•    Discounts on delegate passes for all Affiliate member companies to ecta conferences and events.

Click here for a presentation About ecta, Membership Options and a membership application form

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