European Competitive Telecommunications Association

01 Jan

Regulatory Forum

ecta coordinates its inputs into the European institutions through its Regulatory Forum. The Forum, which meets 3-4 times a year, plans in the context of emerging issues and priorities of the industry and provides a focused discussion and networking opportunity for Members. It is underpinned by policy groups, chaired and populated by ecta Members, which go into greater detail on individual issues and prepare submissions, hold discussions with decision-makers and disseminate publicity material. All of these activities are supported and implemented by ecta's full-time staff.

Working groups

Produce output on key issues (implementation, broadband, mobile, spectrum, business services, regulatory economics, e-commerce)
Political messages/lobbying plan (public policy)

Please note: Working Groups are open to (a) ecta Full Members (b) nominated secretariat of Affiliate Members (c) Associate Members (by invitation only where the member has offered support through pro bono work).

If you are interested in participating in these working groups please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


  • Drive cross-discipline task forces (Framework review, NGN)
  • Support and input to working groups
  • Co-ordinate scorecards
  • Develop regulatory action plan and lobbying strategy
  • Represent industry and facilitate lobbying (eg seminars, meetings)
  • Regulatory conference agendas and speakers
  • Direct support to members for regulatory/lobbying effectiveness

For more than 20 years, ecta has served as a strong advocate for the Competitive telecommunications industry before the EU Commission, European Parliament, National Regulatory Authorities and Government representatives. Moreover, ecta has played an active part in overseeing the development and implementation of the New Telecoms Framework in Europe.


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