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2009 ETNO CEO Summit - Seville 30 October

Date

30 Oct 2009

Sections

InfoSociety

Seville, Spain – Chief Executive Officers of leading European telecoms operators and ICT equipment industries gathered today in Seville for ETNO 2nd CEO Summit, held on the occasion of the 35th General Assembly of ETNO, the European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association, hosted by Telefonica.

In a joint declaration issued today, participating CEOs representing telecoms operators and manufacturers called for a spirit of co-operation between governments and industry to facilitate investment in next generation access networks (NGA), the state-of-the-art infrastructure essential for the European Union to become the leading ‘Information Society’.

The declaration also calls upon policy makers to promote the use of e-communications to drive broadband penetration and reduce carbon emissions, such as the implementation of smart ICT-enabled infrastructures (from energy grids to traffic management), ‘digital literacy’ campaigns and tax incentives for end-users.

For more information, please consult www.etno.eu or contact Thierry Dieu, ETNO Communications Manager (dieu@etno.be or 32 2 227 10 82);

About ETNO

ETNO’s 42 member companies from 36 European countries represent a significant part of total ICT activity in Europe. They account for an aggregate annual turnover of more than ?270 billion, employ over one million people across Europe and account for more 70% of total sector investment. ETNO companies are the main drivers of broadband and are committed to its continual growth in Europe .

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