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07 Jul
2016

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Joint Press Note: Automotive and telecoms sectors to launch EU project for connected and automated driving

Brussels, 7 July 2016 – Europe’s leading trade associations for the telecommunications and the automotive sectors announced today that they intend to launch a large-scale, pre-deployment project to test connected and automated driving at the EU level. 

05 Jul
2016

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Empowering trust and innovation by repealing the e-Privacy Directive

Brussels, 5 July 2016 – The tech and telecom industries call for the e-Privacy Directive to be repealed. We believe that simplifying and streamlining regulation will benefit consumers by ensuring they are provided with a simple, consistent and meaningful set of rules designed to protect their personal data. 

16 Jun
2016

ECTA and its members create the House of Competition


Brussels, 16 June 2016: ECTA and several of its members: 1&1, BREKO, Fastweb and VATM have the pleasure to announce the creation of the House of Competition. 

21 Apr
2016

21 April 2016

In a letter addressed to Commissioner Oettinger, Vice-President Andrus Ansip and other Commissioners, 25 associations including ECTA expressed their concerns aiming at modifying a vectoring monopoly largely granted by the Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA) that would benefit Deutsche Telekom. The Commission has received the draft notification of the German regulator.
The transition to a gigabit society can only be realized through competition rather than new technological monopolies.

21 Mar
2016
To be or not to be connected? 
How to ensure affordable high speed broadband everywhere? 


Brussels, 21 March 2016: Today, the European Parliament’s Long-term Investment Intergroup organised a conference on ‘The digital revolution: How to finance network infrastructures?’ Efficient investment in high-quality, high speed infrastructures and the take-up of very high speed broadband are at the core of the discussion as very high speed connectivity is becoming indispensable to participation in a Connected Society. European regulation has a key role in ensuring that very high speed broadband is available everywhere at an affordable price to European consumers and businesses. 

16 Mar
2016

BUSINESS LEADERS HIGHLIGHT E13 BILLION COST OF PROTECTIONISM IN TELECOMS

New study finds that pro-competitive policies could increase investment by a third

Business leaders representing some of the largest competitive communications carriers in Europe have called for President Barroso to take firm action to combat protectionist policies in telecoms. In a meeting with the European Commission President on 29 March, they identified barriers created by incumbents as the key blockage to greater investment and innovation for Europe's consumers and businesses.

10 Mar
2016

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European Parliament beats the drum of competition in the interest of end-users

Brussels, 10 March 2016: In a resolution focused on the way towards a thriving data-driven economy, the European Parliament once again advocates in favour of competition.

22 Feb
2016

AUTOMOTIVE & TELECOM INDUSTRIES SET JOINT PRIORITIES FOR CONNECTED AND AUTOMATED CARS

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Barcelona, 22 February 2016 – In order to facilitate the uptake of automated and connected driving in the near future, the European automotive and telecom sectors have identified three priority areas for further cooperation at the annual Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

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.

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