Cable Europe wants fresh policy framework

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Cable Europe has launched a White Paper with specific policy recommendations to develop and deliver the broadband infrastructure of the future.

The paper is designed to inform and support EU policy through the election cycle of 2019 and the five-year mandate to come.  It places in social, economic and technological context the challenges of framing the EU legislative agenda for the digitally connected future.

Policy recommendations cover:

  • Developing a network infrastructure which customers can trust to deliver security in the internet ecosystem
  • How to achieve the ubiquitous connectivity and network reliability which will deliver e-health, e-transport, e-governance and the endless possibilities of augmented reality
  • The role of private investment in infrastructure and innovation to reduce pressure on the public purse
  • The pan-European framework which will facilitate progress towards the gigabit society which is our common goal
  • How the convergence of fixed and mobile networks is key to delivering coverage, reliability and affordability fit for purpose today and tomorrow

Cable Europe Executive Chairman Matthias Kurth said: “Europe’s gigabit future will depend upon very high capacity connectivity.  Cable’s fibre-powered broadband is already bringing state-of-the-art technology to European homes, and we are set to play our part in investing and innovating for the unprecedented possibilities to come.

In partnership with our policy makers, we are ready to realise the 10G vision.  Our White Paper contains our recommendations to bring this about.  We look forward to realising our joint aspirations for a digitally connected society.”


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