Community Research and Development Information Service - CORDIS


Access to information has become the key to prosperity and growth. The emerging service economy depends increasingly on telecommunications as its basic infrastructure, providing the means to transport and trade the range of other services. The economic benefits for Europe of 1992 will thus depend in large measure on completing the internal market for the telecommunications sector. By the early 1980s Europe was lagging in information technology and in particular in highly integrated circuit components. There was also a lag with regard to the updating of regulations to open up the telecommunications sector. The Commission's June 1987 Green Paper on telecommunications set out to overcome these lags by proposing a programme for the Community, in the light of national developments - a programme of regulatory change to meet the twin challenges of 1992 and technological development. This summary report of the Green Paper briefly describes that programme and also reports on progress in its implementation.

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Authors: CEC, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12337 EN (1989) FS, 15 pp., free of charge
Availability: Available from the RTD-Helpdesk, European Commission, DG XIII/D-2, EUFO 2286, rue Alcide de Gasperi, L-2920 Luxembourg (LU)
ISBN: CD-NA-12337-EN-C
Record Number: 198911204 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en