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Organization: ECTA(Association / NGO)
The European Competitive Telecommunications Association was founded in 1998, and supports the regulatory and commercial interests of new entrant telecoms operators, ISPs and suppliers of products and services to the communications industry. We work for a fair regulatory environment which allows all electronic communications providers to compete on level terms in order to multiply investment and innovation throughout an effective European internal market. The association represents the telecommunications industry to key government and regulatory bodies and maintains a forum for networking and business development.
So far, in the context of the achievement of the Digital Agenda targets much attention has been given to residential markets, leaving aside the pan-European business market segment that is not only important for the DAE broadband targets on but is primarily key to the achievement of the Digital Single Market.
While many large EU Telco providers are still claiming important investments on incremental upgrades such as VDSL2 deployed from street cabinets (FTTN), important questions remain about whether favouring this technology over the more expensive fibre to the home (FTTH) is worth the loss that could be incurred in operational efficiency and in global competitiveness.