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Information society

Information society

Information technologies, and especially the Internet and mobile telephony, have enabled the development of the Information Society. This sector represents nearly 4 % of employment in the European Union (EU). The EU intends to promote the development and dissemination of new information and communication technologies (ICT), in accordance with Articles 179 to 180 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU). The EU completed the liberalisation of the European telecommunications market in 1998. This framework has since been reformed twice: in 2003 and 2009.
The 2009 “Telecoms Package” aims to ensure fair competition between the telecommunications operators.

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