New EU telecoms rules – Council ready to launch talks with Parliament

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  • 11/10/2017 14:05


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Today, the Council granted the Estonian presidency a general mandate to begin negotiations with the European Parliament on new rules for the electronic communications sector that will prepare Europe for the era of 5G by promoting investment, competition, consumer protection and the development of new services.

Boosting investment is necessary to ensure that the EU is able to meet the ever-growing demand for gigabit connectivity, which is a vital part of the digital revolution.

"Our future is digital, and these rules are key to creating a gigabit society throughout the EU," said Urve Palo, Estonia's Minister for Entrepreneurship and Information Technology.

Read more on the website of the Council of the European Union.


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