Next generation access networks - a unique opportunity for sustainable competition

Date

24 Jun 2008

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Press release

ETNO welcomes EP debate on a balanced approach for next generation networks

Brussels – At current investment rates, it would take more than 15 years to deploy next generation access networks in Europe estimated to cost up to 300 billion €1. So far Europe is lagging behind in the deployment of new access networks compared to the US and Asia. This huge investment challenge needs a new regulatory approach to encourage all players to invest, says ETNO on the eve of forthcoming discussions in the EP Internal Market and Industry Committees on the Review of the EU Regulatory Framework.