Business Needs Taken Seriously at EC’s Info Session

Last week a public information session organized by the European Commission's Directorate General Connect on the telecommunications market signaled that there is growing attention for the specific needs of businesses in a European single market.

The meeting included an open discussion by interested parties and the EC's Vice President Neelie Kroes. Many different voices were heard, including service providers for residential markets, market-challenging operators represented by ECTA, incumbent operators represented by ETNO, the GSM Association and more.

Several speakers, including INTUG chairman Danielle Jacobs, pleaded for a healthy single market for businesses, highlighting the economic potential of removing barriers for multinational companies. In a truly borderless European market ICT would be a much bigger enabler for economic growth than it is today.

INTUG hopes that the new regulations on telecommunications being prepared right now will consider the business market as a market with separate needs than the consumer market.

See INTUG's Chairman Danielle Jacobs intervention (streaming video, at 114m.)

Source: INTUG

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