European Competitive Telecommunications Association

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.

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.

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