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    ETNO grows its membership, further expands to the connectivity ecosystem

    Brussels, 14 February 2024 – Europe’s connectivity ecosystem is evolving quickly to embrace the transition to gigabit infrastructures, 5G, virtualization, and cloud-defined networks. As our sector ramps up infrastructure investment to meet user expectations and to empower competitiveness, we are proud to welcome new members to ETNO, Europe’s leading telecom association.

    14 February, 2024 Read more
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    European business calls for deepening the EU Single Market and renewing the dynamic of European integration

    “Telecom operators support a stronger EU Single Market. Leadership in the connectivity ecosystem requires scale, higher investment and lower regulatory barriers" says Lise Fuhr, Director General at ETNO.

    13 February, 2024 Read more
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    ETNO statement on the Gigabit Infrastructure Act negotiations

    Brussels, 6 February 2024 – ETNO, the Association representing Europe’s leading telecom operators, acknowledges the efforts of the European Commission, Parliament and Council in achieving a political agreement on the Gigabit Infrastructure Act before the end of the mandate. The result of the political negotiations departs from the original level of ambition as set out by the European Commission.

    6 February, 2024 Read more
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    Joint Statement: European telecom operators are united in voicing strong concerns regarding the current GIA negotiations

    Joint statement by ECTA, ETNO, GIGAEurope and GSMA.

    Brussels, February 1st, 2024 – The EU telecommunications industry is united in voicing strong concerns around the ongoing “Gigabit Infrastructure Act” Regulation negotiations and warns of unintended consequences if proposals are implemented in their current form.

    1 February, 2024 Read more
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    Connectivity and innovation: new report finds that Europe is at crossroads

    Brussels, 29 January 2024 – With innovative connectivity becoming more and more crucial to competitiveness and security, telecoms investment reached a record €59.1bn, while 6 in 10 Europeans had access to FTTH by the end of last year. However, only 10 out of 114 networks in Europe were 5G standalone (5G SA) last year and our Continent was lagging behind both Asia and North American on edge cloud offers, signalling that the European connectivity ecosystem is at crossroads.

    29 January, 2024 Read more
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    ETNO, ECTA, GIGAEUROPE & GSMA joint statement to EU Council's General Approach on the Gigabit Infrastructure Act

    Today, the Council of the European Union is expected to agree on a negotiating mandate (‘general approach’) on the proposal for a Gigabit Infrastructure Act (GIA), i.e. a Regulation on measures to reduce the cost of deploying gigabit electronic communications networks across the European Union.

    5 December, 2023 Read more
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    EU Telecoms Council: ETNO calls to support the European connectivity ecosystem

    Brussels, 4 December 2023 – ETNO, the Association representing Europe’s leading telecom operators, supports the continued dialogue between EU Member States and the European Commission on accelerating the achievement of the Digital Decade Targets. In view of this week’s Telecommunications Council meeting, we call for political ambition on investment and for a fresh focus on innovation in the EU connectivity ecosystem.

    4 December, 2023 Read more
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    WRC-2023: A call to prioritise stronger 5G and rural connectivity

    Brussels, 16 November 2023 – ETNO, the Association representing Europe’s leading telecom operators, welcomes the start of the World Radiocommunication Conference of 2023 (WRC-23), which will take important decisions on spectrum policy. As negotiations start in Dubai next Monday, ETNO calls on ITU Member States to prioritise the quality of mobile connectivity for consumers as well as to empower innovative 5G use cases. From a European perspective, such aspects are crucial to accelerating the achievement of the EU Digital Decade targets.

    14 November, 2023 Read more
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    GSMA ETNO Statement on the Data Act final text

    The GSMA and ETNO congratulate EU policymakers on reaching agreement on the Data Act, a landmark file for the EU’s data economy. The GSMA and ETNO’s members are supportive of provisions in the file around B2B data access, cloud switching and interoperability, which we believe will have the effect of facilitating data sharing and reuse across the single market.

    8 November, 2023 Read more
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