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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

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Breton considers that €200 billion is needed for the EU to equip itself with a new global digital network

The Commissioner for Internal Market of the European Commission, Thierry Breton, also called for public-private participation in driving regulation adapted to the present-day context. He recalled that current regulations were passed 25 years ago, so it is necessary to "review what is working well and what is not."

Breton sees it as "absolutely essential to work now on the right digital infrastructure" for all services. That is why a consultation has been launched for all entrepreneurs. His presence at the MWC comes after presenting the European Commission's White Paper, which lays the groundwork for a future Digital Networks Law.

In the conference "Changing the DNA of our connectivity infrastructure," the Commissioner based the development of digital networks on three pillars. The first of these refers to investment in research and deployment with the ambition to increase the EU's technological leadership. On the other hand, he advocated for a Digital Single Market. "We need a true digital single market to facilitate the emergence of pan-European operators with the same scale and business opportunities as their colleagues," he noted. Lastly, he advocated for protecting digital network infrastructure to make it resilient and secure.

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