European Competitive Telecommunications Association

06 Feb

Brussels, 6 February 2024, ecta, the european competitive telecommunications association appreciates the efforts of the European Commission, Parliament, and Council in achieving a political agreement on the Gigabit Infrastructure Act, which could have been a major step forward in achieving connectivity targets. Unfortunately, ecta is concerned that the outcome does not sufficiently reflect the ambitions to which the telecom industry is committed within the EU and arrives too late.

01 Feb

Brussels, February 1st, 2024 – The EU telecommunications industry is united in voicing strong concerns around the ongoing “Gigabit Infrastructure Act” Regulation negotiations and warns of unintended consequences if proposals are implemented in their current form.

05 Dec

Today, the Council of the European Union is expected to agree on a negotiating mandate (‘general approach’) on the proposal for a Gigabit Infrastructure Act (GIA), i.e. a Regulation on measures to reduce the cost of deploying gigabit electronic communications networks across the European Union.

The European telecommunications industry strongly disapproves of the Council’s draft general approach on the GIA.

09 Nov


BEUC - The European Consumer Organisation and ecta, the european competitive telecommunications association, express their concerns and observations on the current discussions regarding the future regulatory framework governing the EU telecoms sector.


20 Oct

Brussels,  20 October 2023, 


"The European model, deeply rooted in a pro-competitive EU ex-ante legal framework for electronic communications, has consistently proven its success.

It delivers indisputable benefits to EU citizens, companies and administrations which rely on connectivity every day. There is no justification to dismantle or alter the existing regulatory paradigm in the electronic communications sector."

27 Sep


27 September 2023

Our Associations ECTA, ETNO, GIGAEurope and GSMA Europe represent the European telecommunications industry. Our industry plays a crucial part in connecting European citizens and businesses and facilitating the EU green and digital transition.

16 May

Brussels, 16 May 2023, ecta, the european competitive telecommunications association welcomes BEREC's Opinion[1] on the draft European Commission Recommendation on the regulatory promotion of Gigabit connectivity[2]. It confirms not only the severe concerns expressed earlier by ecta but also the legal analysis provided by internationally renowned law firm Jones Day.

28 Apr

Brussels, 28 April, ecta, the european competitive telecommunications association commissioned international law firm Jones Day to provide a legal analysis of the Draft Recommendation on the regulatory promotion of Gigabit connectivity released by the European Commission on 23 February 2023.

31 Jan

Brussels, 31 January 2023, ecta, the european competitive telecommunications association has analysed the leaked text of the proposed EC Recommendation on the regulatory promotion of Gigabit Connectivity, which is currently in interservice consultation within the European Commission. ecta is stunned by its content, and ecta denounces this text, given:

22 Nov

Brussels, 22 November 2022.   Today ecta and its German member VATM e.V. co-host an event where the regulatory conditions for a successful transition into the fibre world will be debated. On this occasion ecta and VATM reiterate their common position:

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