European Competitive Telecommunications Association

19 Jan
2016

European Parliament confirms that competition is the best trigger of investment in digital infrastructures – twice!

Brussels, 19 January 2016: Today, the European Parliament voted on the report on Towards a Digital Single Market Act by rapporteurs Kaja Kallas (ALDE, EE) and Evelyne Gebhardt (S&D, DE).

This report offsets out the European Parliament’s position on all aspects of the Digital Single Market Strategy presented by the European Commission on 6 May 2015 and is characterised by a strong support for innovation- friendly policies and competition.

15 Jan
2016

ECTA DSM imageECTA Board elects Gijs Phoelich as new ECTA Chairman and Martin Witt as Vice-Chairman

Brussels, 15 January 2016: The ECTA Board elected Gijs Phoelich, General Counsel & Company Secretary of Eurofiber as new Chairman and Martin Witt, CEO of 1&1 and President of VATM as Vice-Chairman.

16 Dec
2015

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ECTA welcomes new Commission study on targeted harmonisation for a successful Digital Single Market
Recommending more consistent availability of active wholesale access products across the EU

Brussels, 16 December 2015: The European Commission recently published a study conducted by WIK and TNO on harmonisation of access and interoperability products. Active wholesale access products are essential for ensuring that end-users – be they consumers or enterprises – benefit from choice, competitive offeringsand get the quality they need as well as value for money.

16 Nov
2015

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Creation of ECTA CEO Council: the pro-competitive voice for meeting the challenges of the digital world


Brussels, 16 November 2015: Today the CEOs of ten ECTA member companies – 1&1, Eurofiber, EWE TEL, Fastweb, Iliad, Inexio, Level 3 Communications, Play, QSC, Tele2 – gathered in Brussels to establish a new high level advisory group: the ECTA CEO Council. 

27 Oct
2015

ECTA statement on the vote of the European Parliament on the European single market for electronic communications

Brussels, 27 October 2015: Today the European Parliament approved the Council's first reading position on the European single market for electronic communications concerning roaming and net neutrality.

07 Oct
2015
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ECTA supports Long Term Investment Intergroup #Invest4Future

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Infrastructures: Which strategy for the backbone of our economy?


Two weeks after the Commission unveiled its Action Plan for a Capital Market Union, including a proposal aiming to promote long-term investment in infrastructure for Insurers, the long-term investment and reindustrialisation intergroup of the European Parliament held a conference in order to bring the attention of EU leaders on the crucial role of infrastructure investment. 

Dominique Riquet, Chair of the intergroup said: "The challenge for infrastructures: being at the crossroad of interests. With the contribution of the regulator, project promoters as well as investors must find satisfaction."

22 Sep
2015

What rules for Europe's digital highways?: New study by Analysys Mason

Brussels, 22 September 2015: MEP Michał Boni (EPP, PL) hosted a working event today on the digital single market and the future of telecoms regulation, at which a new study was launched by Analysys Mason. The debate and study could not be timelier as the European Commission has just launched its public consultation on this issue.

29 Jul
2015

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Joint Industry Statement

Powerful digital highways for Europe’s Connected and Automated Driving

The Automotive and telecom industries launch joint EU Dialogue at the Frankfurt IAA under the auspices of Commissioner Oettinger

Automated and connected driving will be a pillar of Europe’s industrial renaissance. The vehicle of the future is part of a connected world where superfast digital networks give access to communication, higher safety, improved environmental standards, entertainment, knowledge and personal contacts, to anyone, anywhere and at any time.

30 Jun
2015

Writing digital history: game changer policies for a connected Digital Single Market

Brussels, 30 June 2015: Today, the ECTA Conference gathered policy-makers, regulators, industry stakeholders and representatives of consumers to discuss the next forward-looking step: the future challengesto build a Digital Single Market.

06 May
2015

How to get an AAA rating for Europe in digital? 

Accessibility, Affordability, Agility: the recipe to build Europe’s Digital Single Market

Brussels, 6 May 2015: ECTA, the European Competitive Telecommunications Association, welcomes the European Commission’s Digital Single Market (DSM) Strategy and congratulates it on the robust political vision that effective competition is key to the deployment of high performance and affordable digital highways. ECTA supports the recognition by the European Commission that a strong, competitive and dynamic telecoms sector is needed to carry out the necessary investments and to exploit innovation.

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