European Policies for Future Networks


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European Policies for Future Networks

  1. 1. ETSI's Business Innovation Summit 5 October 2011, London The Digital Agenda European Policies for Future Networks Carl-Christian Buhr European Commission , @ccbuhr (All expressed views are those of the speaker.)
  2. 2. The European Commission as... <ul><li>...Convener </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. CEO Roundtable </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>...Policy Maker </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. Telecom regulation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. Standardisation Framework </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>...Funding Agency </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. European Infrastructures </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. Research & Innovation </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. 2011 is important Multi-Annual EU budget 2014-2020 (Proposal June 2011: >EUR 80bn for Research & Innovation) Standardisation Reform Package (Legislative proposal adopted in June 2011) Telecom regulation (Legislative proposal on Roaming adopted in July 2011, Costing Methodologies Public Consultation launched in October 2011) Post-2013 research funding: Horizon 2020 (Legislative proposal foreseen 2011) Connecting Europe Facility (> EUR 9bn for Broadband and digital service infrastructures; legislative proposal foreseen 2011)
  4. 4. Neelie Kroes Digital Agenda 27 Commissioners propose...
  5. 5. ...2 Legislators need to agree European Parliament Council of the European Union
  6. 6. , @NeelieKroesEU DAE 101 Actions
  7. 7. , @NeelieKroesEU 101 Actions Advising on... ICT Standardisation Research Policy Cloud Computing etc. , @ccbuhr
  8. 8. DAE: ICT Standardisation A Digital Agenda for Europe (COM(2010)245, 19.05.2010), “ Europe's standard-setting framework must catch up with fast-moving technology markets because standards are vital for interoperability .”
  9. 9. Standardisation Reform Proposal for a Regulation adopted by the Commission on 1 June 2011 . “ a light and fast way to recognise the increasingly important ICT standards developed by global ICT standards development organisations, such as those underpinning the internet, to be used in public procurement, EU policies and legislation. ” (COM(2011) 315 final, 01.06.2011),
  10. 10. DAE: Broadband for All A Digital Agenda for Europe (COM(2010)245, 19.05.2010), “ by 2020 , (i) all Europeans have access to much higher internet speeds of above 30 Mbps and (ii) 50% or more of European households subscribe to internet connections above 100 Mbps ”
  11. 11. CEO Roundtable <ul><li>On 3 March 2011 Neelie Kroes asked CEOs and senior board-level company representatives (telcos, internet, devices, media) to come forward with concrete proposals on how to address the broadband investment challenge. </li></ul><ul><li>3 Working Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Second Meeting on 13 July 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Resulting documents : more work to do </li></ul>Second CEO Roundtable on broadband investment to sustain internet growth ,
  12. 12. Connecting Europe Facility <ul><li>As part of the Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020 for the EU the Commission proposed the CEF in June 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>EUR 9.2bn for ICT/Digital </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative Financial Instruments (Project Bonds), Grants </li></ul><ul><li>Could leverage up to EUR 100bn private investment </li></ul>A Budget For Europe 2020 Part II Policy Fiches (COM(2011)500, 29.06.2011), pp. 55-74,
  13. 13. DAE: Policies for Wireless A Digital Agenda for Europe (COM(2010)245, 19.05.2010), “ Implement the European Spectrum Policy Programme , so as to ensure the coordinated allocation of the spectrum needed to meet the target of 100% coverage of 30mbps internet by 2020”
  14. 14. Spectrum Policy <ul><li>Wireless broadband is essential to deliver broadband for all by 2013: Radio Spectrum Policy Programme Proposal adopted in September 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>More flexibility for efficient use </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid internal market fragmentation </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance competition </li></ul><ul><li>More spectrum for broadband </li></ul><ul><li>Spectrum inventory </li></ul><ul><li>International coordination (WRC) </li></ul>Proposal for the first radio spectrum policy programme (COM(2010)471, 20.09.2010),
  15. 15. Roaming Regulation <ul><li>DAE Target: Difference between roaming and national prices should approach zero by 2015 </li></ul><ul><li>Measures proposed on 6 July 2011: </li></ul><ul><li>separate purchase of roaming services </li></ul><ul><li>MVNO access at regulated wholesale price </li></ul><ul><li>Safeguard caps for transitory period </li></ul>Proposal for a regulation on roaming (COM(2011)402, 06.07.2011),
  16. 16. Some pointers The Digital Agenda for Europe Neelie Kroes Speeches Standards: Spectrum: Roaming: Broadband: Post-2013 Research Green Paper & Public Consultation Contacts <web>{ NeelieKroesEU , cc_buhr }</web> <twitter> @NeelieKroesEU , @ccbuhr </twitter> <facebook> </facebook>