European Competitive Telecommunications Association

Full membership is for companies wishing to:

•    Actively benefit from ECTA’s regulatory secretariat’s policy making and lobbying expertise
•    Promote company interests through European-level policy making
•    Meet national objectives by sharing best practice, benchmarking information and by escalating national concerns to EU level
•    Gain access to EU policy makers and officials from key European institutions
•    Develop regulatory knowledge, contacts and effectiveness through information sharing and networking opportunities with industry and Government


Full membership is for telecoms network and service providers, equipment manufacturers, software vendors, resellers and other service providers with headquarters and/or significant business divisions in EMEA. Full members must actively support and sign up to the ECTA Articles of Association, Bylaws, Mission Statement (Aims & Objectives and Core Principles), Rules of Procedure and Membership Terms & Conditions.  Incumbent network operators may join ECTA as Full members either (i) in their own right if their Group position on key regulatory issues is consistent with ECTA policy or (ii) through their pro-competitive subsidiaries or divisions outside the incumbent’s home market.  In the latter case, it is the subsidiary or division that will be recognised as the Member and receive the benefits conferred by ECTA Membership.  Companies which join through a subsidiary or division and whose parent company does not actively support ECTA’s objectives and core principles, may at the discretion of the Board be restricted in their level of involvement in policy development, plus input on lobbying strategy and receipt of information which affects the geographical market location or business of the subsidiary or division only.

Benefits of Full Membership:

Full membership benefits include all services & benefits provided by Associate Membership plus:

•    Right 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 Full member) including inter alia the right to vote at the AGM, Board elections and the Regulatory Forum;

•    Right to participate in ECTA Working Groups and Task Forces and eligibility to chair one of these Working Groups or Task Forces;

•    Right to participate in CEO level meetings and delegations of ECTA Members with European Commission officials, Ministries, MEPs and representatives of National Regulatory Authorities (subject to ECTA Rules of Procedure);

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

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

•    Access 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;

•    Three free delegate passes/annum (see endnote 2) to the ECTA Conferences or Events of your choice;

•    Discounts for ECTA members on attendance to all ECTA Conferences and Events;

•    Preferential speaking opportunities at ECTA Conferences and Events (subject to suitability and availability).

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

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