The European Association of Telecom Network Operators (ETNO) has issued a statement signed by the CEOs of its members to emphasize that widespread use of next-generation digital infrastructure as well as the development of new digital services will be essential if Europe is to achieve its ambitious socio-economic goals.

ETNO outlined a number of areas where it should focus on achieving the position of digital leader, including an EU-wide industrial policy that enables European businesses to collaborate and compete in the global digital value chain, through "an environment sustainable regulators among them, but also through balanced fair play rules for competition with global players. ”Companies operating in EU countries are given the space to further innovate, especially in data, IoT (internet) of things) and AI (artificial intelligence), ETNO said. "Europe must act in a spirit of partnership between all public and private actors," the statement said.

Other key objectives include lowering barriers to gigabit infrastructure proliferation and robust investment incentives, as well as the need to actively address the fragmented European telecom market, encouraging investors to build more nationally and cross-border infrastructure. , the association added.

This statement was also signed by the General Director of ALBtelecom, Mr. Tahsin Yılmaz, among other CEOs of leading European companies such as Deutsche Telecom, Swisscom, Telenor, TIM, Telefonica and other telecommunication companies in Europe.