The European Commission is active in supporting the hotline. In April 2012, the Commission launched a new 116 website to boost awareness of 116 000 and 116 services. In 2011, the Commission also forged a strong coalition with telecommunications operators (via GSM Association) to increase and streamline publicity for 116 000 services in 14 Member States (over 250 million citizens). 2012 actions will include web publicity, text messages and informing subscribers through their bills. Many Europe-wide operators, such as Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telenor and Vodafone, agreed to raise awareness through their local affiliates in more than one Member State, while Mobistar, TDC Denmark, Telekom Austria, Telefonica, Telecom Italia, Telia Sonera and Wind Hellas will promote 116 000 in their domestic markets through a diverse range of actions.
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