The CEOs of Europe’s leading telcos wrote to EU ministers ahead of the June Telecoms Council: the spotlight is on the Electronic Communications Code and on the ePrivacy Regulation
The letter below was sent to EU telecoms ministers on May 25, 2017 and it is signed by the CEOs of the following companies: KPN, Telenor, GO Malta, Telia Company, Türk Telekom, Bulgarian Telecommunications Company, Deutsche Telekom, Proximus, Telefonica, BT Group, Telekom Austria, Orange, Telecom Italia.
Our companies are the main investors in connectivity networks and the main European providers of digital services. We write to express our concern regarding the current direction of the debate on the Electronic Communications Code and on the ePrivacy Regulation. The initial strategic focus on investment and innovation appears lost and current developments risk hampering the ability of companies to deliver for European citizens and businesses. We believe that growth, employment, investment and contribution to taxation are at stake.