European Competitive Telecommunications Association

European ICT Industry identifies seven key action areas to fully exploit the potential of the ICT sector for European citizens and businesses
Joint industry contribution to the Spanish Presidency Digital Europe Strategy

Madrid, 18 January 2010: At a meeting held today by the Spanish State Secretariat for Telecommunications and Information Society, leading associations representing the European ICT industry – accounting collectively for more than €700 billion of revenue and 6 million employees – jointly called on EU leaders to take further action in order to enable business and society to fully benefit from ICT in terms of productivity, social welfare and sustainability.

In an unprecedented move, industry representatives worked under the guidance of former EP President Enrique Baron Crespo - appointed by the Spanish State Secretariat as co-ordinator of the joint industry initiative- to deliver a series of collaborative recommendations for the Spanish Presidency Digital Europe Strategy and the new Commission’s Digital Agenda. Participating EU ICT associations include BSA, Cable Europe, Digital Europe, EDIMA, ECTA, ESOA, ETNO, EuroISPA, GSMA Europe. The following Spanish ICT associations also actively contributed to the process: AETIC, ASIMELEC, ASTEL and Redtel.

Click here for full details of joint press release.

About ECTA
The European Competitive Telecommunications Association (ECTA) looks after the regulatory and commercial interests of new entrant telecoms operators, ISPs and suppliers of products and services to the communications industry. 
ECTA works for a fair regulatory environment that allows all electronic communications providers to compete on level terms in order to multiply investment and innovation throughout an effective European internal market.  The association represents the telecommunications industry to key government and regulatory bodies and maintains a forum for networking and business development. 
ECTA  member companies include operators, service providers and suppliers as well as National Associations of such which all contribute towards regulatory policy development and participate in our comprehensive range of networking events, conferences, seminars, briefings and executive meetings. www.ectaportal.com

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