Committed to Europe, Orange is an active contributor to ongoing debates for the elaboration process of digital policies towards European objectives such as the completion of the DSM, the roll out of infrastructures and the consolidation of trust in the digital economy.
May 6, 2015: Orange welcomes the Commission’s approach in its digital single market strategy for Europe. Restoring growth, competitiveness and employment is possible only if digital becomes a priority, at the heart of the EU agenda.
Orange’s vision regarding the DSM strategy is being developed through the material on this site but is also voicedthrough the ETNO and GSMA associations.
20 March 2015: Orange shares the general conclusion of the consultation conducted by the Swedish government: common rules can help restore growth in Europe. Orange is convinced that a European framework is needed to ensure growth and a better economic balance for the benefits of both consumers and businesses.
24 February 2015: Contribution to the #Digital4EU initiative
In this forum set up by the European Commission, stakeholders were asked to provide inputs through posts published on a dedicated platform.
Orange provided inputs on 5 topics: what to expect from the DSM strategy; which framework for digital services; how to foster investment in infrastructures; which ecosystem for innovation; and which demand stimulus plans for the adoption of services and the roll out of networks. In the section on available data sets, Orange formulates 4 proposals: demand evaluation for converged fixed-mobile offers and the cost of change, financial grants for NGA networks: supply or demand-oriented? ; digital services regulation and proposals for a reform.
The industry’s viewpoints
As a telecom operator, Orange feeds the public debate with insights as a fixed line incumbent operator within ETNO, and as a mobile operator within the GSMA. These associations take an active part to the European debate, either by responding to consultations or providing inputs during the legislative process.