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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.

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.

20 Oct
2015

Snelle en betrouwbare glasvezelring voor ziekenhuizen Noord-Nederland 

Stichting GERRIT sluit twaalfjarige samenwerkingsovereenkomst met Eurofiber voor levering redundant dark fiber-netwerk

Wim Hodes and Alex Goldblum
v.l.n.r. Wim Hodes (Stichting GERRIT) en Alex Goldblum (Eurofiber)


Utrecht, 20 oktober 2015 – Eurofiber en Stichting GERRIT, een kennis- en innovatieplatform voor de zorg in Noord-Nederland, hebben een samenwerkingscontract afgesloten. Het gaat om de levering van een dark fiber-ring die het grootste deel van de ziekenhuizen in de regio en twee datacenters met elkaar verbindt. In Friesland bestaat een dergelijk glasvezelnetwerk al. Met de komst van de nieuwe dark fiber-ring wordt het hele noorden voorzien van een IT-infrastructuur waarover de ziekenhuizen en laboratoria gebruikmaken van zorgdiensten en medische informatie uitwisselen, bijvoorbeeld via de wereldwijde IHE-XDS-standaard. Het contract heeft een looptijd van twaalf jaar. In het eerste kwartaal van 2016 is het glasvezelnetwerk operationeel.

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.

02 Sep
2015

BT and Rajant Corporation bring global networks into the heart of industrial environments

BT, one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in more than 170 countries, and Rajant, pioneer of innovative kinetic mesh technology for private wireless networks, today announced a global framework agreement that will take BT’s global network coverage deeper into the industrial operations of customers. This agreement will enable organisations to connect and gather data from thousands of devices such as sensors, autonomous vehicles, industrial machinery, high-definition cameras, VoIP systems and others to their corporate networks and data centres.

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