European Competitive Telecommunications Association

11 Sep

Brussels, 11 September 2020. Today, ecta marks a major step in the public debate on co-investment in the telecommunications networks of the future by publishing for public information and commentary its redrafting proposal of the draft BEREC Guidelines on Co-Investment.[1]


20 Jul


Brussels, 20 July 2020.  Keri Gilder, recently appointed CEO of Colt Technology Systems, joins the ecta CEO Council. The CEO Council is an advisory body supporting ecta‘s Board and Director General in their corporate objectives and in synchronising messaging at a high level.


23 Jun

ecta Country Focus, is a new series of online events that highlights the situation of electronic communications markets and their associated challenges in a specific country,  while  bringing the EU and its institutions closer to the digital stakeholders at national level.
The series kicks off on 9 July 2020, 9:00 - 13:00 Brussels time with Bulgaria

 Programme and Registration

02 Apr

On Monday, 30 March 2020, ecta held its Ordinary General Meeting (OGM) followed by a Board meeting. The OGM elected Carl Grivner, Chief Executive Officer of Colt Technology Services and Dr Marc Schütze, Member of the Executive Board of Drillisch Netz AG, a company of 1&1 Drillisch AG, as new Directors of the Board of ecta.

The Board of Directors re-elected Emmanuel Forest for a further term of office as Chairman of the Board and elected Neven Petkov Dilkov, Managing Director, Neterra Ltd. as Vice-Chairman.

13 Dec


On 10 December 2019, at the occasion of the ecta Regulatory Conference, CEOs of ecta members met with Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager in charge of ‘A Europe fit for the Digital Age’ and Commissioner for Competition. The delegation included: Mr Carl Grivner, CEO Colt Technology Services; Dr Peter Grüter, CFO Fastweb; Mr Jean-Marc Harion, CEO Play; Mr Maxime Lombardini, Chairman of the Board Iliad; Mr Jan Oetjen, CEO, 1&1 Mail & Media Applications SE; Mr Meinrad Spenger, CEO Grupo MásMóvil; Mr Richard Viel, CEO, Bouygues Telecom as well as Mr Emmanuel Forest, ecta Chairman and Mr Luc Hindryckx, ecta Director General.

08 Oct

Time to rethink ePrivacy

Brussels, 8 October 2019. The draft ePrivacy Regulation was proposed in January 2017 and remains on the agenda of the Council of the EU following two and a half years of intense discussions.

Progress on the file has, however, been limited. While the Council has considered ways to improve the text, too many important questions remain unaddressed and amendments continue to create more confusion than clarity.

05 Jun

Brussels, 5 June 2019: ASTEL (La Asociación de Empresas Operadoras y de Servicios de Telecomunicaciones - The Association of Telecommunication Operators and Service Providers) the Spanish association gathering alternative electronic communication providers joins ecta as Affiliate Member.

03 Apr

Brussels, 3 April 2019. As Europe prepares to elect a new European Parliament and appoint new Commissioners, the European Automotive and Telecoms Alliance (EATA) urges policy makers to step up efforts in order to ensure that the EU takes the global lead in connected and automated mobility.

14 Feb

Brussels, 14 February 2019. Today, ecta’s Board of Directors elected Emmanuel Forest, Executive Vice-President European and Institutional Affairs, Bouygues Group as new Chairman of the Board.

Emmanuel Forest succeeds Gijs Phoelich who served as Chairman for the last three years.

04 Dec

Brussels, 04 December 2018. Today, the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council approved a new legislative framework for the telecommunications sector in the EU.  ecta, representing the widest range of competitive telecommunications operators, welcomes the vote and calls on Members States to take the fullest possible account of pro-competitive options under the Code when licensing 5G spectrum during the transition to full implementation of the new rules into national law.

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