The coming years will be crucial for the Internet and telecom sector in Europe, according to Innocenzo Genna of the European Internet Service Providers Association (EuroISPA). In an address to the 11th Telecommunications Arena in Istanbul on Friday 13 February, Mr Genna stressed the urgent need for the European institutions to find a future-proof framework to support economic growth and the rights of citizens.
Addressing stakeholders in the Turkish Internet and telecoms community, Mr Genna updated participants on the most important industry issues currently under discussion by policymakers in Brussels. The shape of the Digital Single Market strategy, a policy discussion to which EuroISPA is actively contributing to, defined the content of Mr Genna’s speech.
As part of a wide-ranging analysis of European-level policy, Mr Genna said “industry and technology are developing rapidly, and institutions and policymakers are searching to find a future-proof framework able to support economic growth while respecting interests and fundamental rights of citizens. The European Commission has begun this challenging task and EuroISPA, as representative of the main stakeholders of the sector, is committed to advise and represent the interests of the Internet industry in these policy discussions”