We bring together private investors in gigabit communications networks
We stimulate investment and innovation in a digital, green and resilient Europe
We support policies which allow for sustainable investment in gigabit infrastructure
Joint Telecom Industry Statement on the Gigabit Infrastructure Act
Our Associations ECTA, ETNO, GSMA Europe, and GIGAEurope represent the European telecommunications industry, which plays a crucial role in connecting people and businesses while facilitating Europe’s green and digital transition. We welcome the EU’s Gigabit Infrastructure Act proposal, which aims to reduce the time and cost of rolling out ultra high-speed internet service across the European Union. With the adoption of some modifications the GIA can:
- Accelerate the process of granting permits
- Avoid unnecessary intra-EU call regulation
- Eliminate extra costs by leverage all Gigabit-ready technologies
- Keep the focus on GIA’s core objectives as we collectively work to achieve the Digital Decade targets by 2030
We support a strong and harmonised European Digital Single Market, with a clear focus on enabling regulatory and market conditions that allow for sustainable investment and innovation in gigabit infrastructure and IoT.
GIGAEurope aims to highlight the importance of EU policies, supporting sustainable investment and competition. We believe that European policies should be based on long-term objectives, with regulatory intervention where the market fails to provide efficient outcomes.
Working with vertical players and policy makers, we aim to reduce market fragmentation and establish a level playing field across the whole digital ecosystem.
TRUST IN CONNECTIVITY
Trust is key for Europeans to participate in a fast-changing digital world and embrace new technologies. Gigabit network providers need to convey this trust by providing secure & reliable access to the digital world.
No one can be left behind. All Europeans need to have access to next generation digital services enabled by gigabit networks. That is why we need investments in upgrading and rolling-out gigabit networks.
DIGITAL AND GREEN TRANSFORMATION
Gigabit connectivity accelerates the digital and green transformation of economies and society. Gigabit networks enable new advanced digital services in fields like e-health, e-mobility and smart cities.
Gigabit access is key to the digital & green transition and to make Europe carbon neutral by 2050. Innovations with an energy efficiency focus make gigabit networks consume less energy.
Highlights From EURACTIV-GIGAEurope Digital Debate Series Event
Gigabit Infrastructure Act: A Global Leadership Opportunity for the EU?
20 September 2023
The recent package of EU connectivity initiatives, notably the GIA, can give European connectivity policies the makeover that they need and usher in the quality of services that people deserve. This virtual gathering on 20 September explored ways to surmount barriers to Europe’s successful digital transition.