The automotive industry is now free to choose the best technology to protect road users and drivers," ETNO
director general Lise Fuhr said.
and WWF also extol the advantages of audio-conferences, online payment of phone bills, virtual answering machines and online tax returns.
director Michael Bartholomew said of the proposals: "We think it's a rather unsophisticated approach to a complex problem.
This will, according to ETNO
, safeguard competition-based development and avoid market distortions.
voices concerns in its letter that the debate is not ambitious enough given the level of challenges ahead.
The new document, aimed at replacing ETNO
's present Environmental Charter, launched in 1996, will commit signatories to implement sustainability across their business relations and activities, said an ETNO
, the European association representing incumbent telecoms operators, is equally disappointed.
Ahead of the European Council of 7-8 February that will strive to strike a deal on the multiannual financing framework (MFF) for 2014-2020, the European association representing the incumbent telecommunications operators, ETNO
, has urged Europe's leaders not to make any substantial cuts to the budget for the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF).
The meeting of 28 November 2012 between the commissioner and representatives of the European Telecommunications Network Operators (ETNO
) did not address this question, said Almunia's spokesman, Antoine Colombani.
, the association representing Europe's incumbent telecoms operators, welcomed the initiative.
The alternative operators represented by ECTA back the proposed initiative, but the incumbents belonging to ETNO
are opposed (see Insight in Europolitics 4373).