– Europe must take the lead in the development of Internet and broadband services. There is no other way than to create the best capacities and highest speeds in EU. The Radio Spectrum programme of the Union foresees that we shall have 1200 Mhz for wireless broadband. Now is the time to take a step forward and start the process of opening up the 700 Mhz band, Gunnar Hökmark said at the ECTA Conference today in Brussels.
– That will pave the way for a lead and competitiveness regarding IT, telecom and new services, connecting the whole of the European economy into one dynamic market.
– If we wait too long, others will take the lead. If we delay the growth and new jobs, we will be delayed, Gunnar Hökmark said.