Digital Single Market


Vice-President Ansip (with Oettinger’s preparatory work) has to steer and coordinate “within the first 6 months of his mandate” ambitious legislative steps towards a connected Digital Single Market. This is one of the top priorities of President Juncker. His wish is to break down national silos in telecoms regulation, copyright and data protection legislation, in the management of spectrum and in the application of competition law. Music, movies and sport should be available to consumers on their electronic devices wherever they are in Europe and regardless of borders.As part of its working programme 2015, the Commission is expected to release on 6 May 2015 a Digital Single Market Strategy. In this context the Commission will notably complement the regulatory telecommunications environment, modernise EU legislation on copyright and on audiovisual media services, simplify the rules for consumers making online and digital purchases, facilitate e-commerce, enhance cyber-security and mainstream digitisation across policy areas.Cable Europe is supporting the European Commission in its efforts to create a Digital Single Market and will be closely following the Strategy as it will cover very important issues for the industry.