Towards a European single market for telecoms

25-11-2013

The telecommunications sector is crucial to the entire economy of the EU. Since 2009, despite constant growth in demand for data services, its revenues have been declining. In September 2013, the European Commission proposed the Connected Continent package which aims to remove the obstacles to a genuine single market for telecoms. The proposal provoked mixed reactions from stakeholders, who supported only some of its elements and criticised the lack of official consultation process and the rushed attempt to have it adopted in the current legislature.

The telecommunications sector is crucial to the entire economy of the EU. Since 2009, despite constant growth in demand for data services, its revenues have been declining. In September 2013, the European Commission proposed the Connected Continent package which aims to remove the obstacles to a genuine single market for telecoms. The proposal provoked mixed reactions from stakeholders, who supported only some of its elements and criticised the lack of official consultation process and the rushed attempt to have it adopted in the current legislature.