The EU telecommunications industry has seen spectacular growth and development. That has taken place within an EU policy framework that promotes competition, investment and innovation; coupled with strategic investments in research and development.
EU action on telecoms and the internet is a full part of the Digital Agenda, including:
Telecoms: setting the framework to regulate the industry while protecting consumer rights, promoting advances in wireless technology, and bringing broadband to everyone;
encouraging the development of cloud computing, one of the major trends in telecommunications and computing in the years ahead;