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Competition Policy

Information Communication Technologies (ICT)


Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are one of the key drivers for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, according to Europe 2020’s economic strategy.

ICTs and the internet permeate the European economy, thanks to the increased use of broadband applications and services, together with the spread of wireless devices including smartphones, other smart devices and their applications. They are transforming the structures and dynamics of European society, by enabling people to:

  • organise their lives and businesses in new ways
  • build worldwide networks
  • manage information and learn throughout their lives
  • socialise and stay in touch with friends
  • contribute to the pool of online knowledge
  • create content for the new media [ more details below ... ]