The European Commissioner for Digital Society, Neelie Kroes recently clarified at a meeting of several business leaders that it intended to set up a genuine European mobile market by 2015.
During the European Business Summit, she had specified that she would not leave without having removed all the barriers of this fragmented market, before specifying that it was “her major priority” for the rest of her mandate. .
The objective is therefore in particular to eliminate the high roaming tariffs facing the various European citizens.
This announcement follows the speech of the European Commissioner at the Global Mobile Congress in Barcelona, last February. Neelie Kroes had already underlined the extent to which the 27 EU Member States need to harmonize their approach to mobile spectrum with a view to a single market.
As a reminder, the European market has several dozen mobile phone operators, compared to a few in the United States and China.