Commission invites study on broadband access in Europe

July 25, 2002

Brussels, 24 July 2002

The European Commission's Information Society DG has published an open call for tenders for a survey on 'development of broadband access in Europe'.

The eEurope 2002 Action plan was launched at the Feira European Council in June 2000. It sets out a detailed program covering 64 actions to accelerate development of the information society in Europe. To monitor these developments, the Commission, in cooperation with the Council, has agreed a list of indicators to benchmark eEurope.

The study aims at measuring the performance of broadband access.

The indicator percentage of households with Internet access at home and in particular its supplementary indicator, the percentage of households with high speed access at home, are the relevant ones for this purpose.

This call for tenders invites tenders from companies that are able to provide data on subscribers from all operators.

For further information, please contact:

European Commission
Directorate-General Information Society
Ms L. Sioli, Office: BU 24, 01/19 / Mr M. Ulbrich, Office: BU 24, 01/22
B-1049 Brussels

Tel: +32 2 295 1262 / +32 2 299 1930
Fax +32 2 296 1780
E-mail: Lucilla.Sioli@cec.eu.int
or Martin.Ulbrich@cec.eu.int

To see the call text, please consult the following web address: http://ted.eur-op.eu.int/udl?REQUEST=Se ek-Deliver&LANGUAGE=en&DOCID=111544-2002

Remarks: The deadline for requesting tender documents is .08.2002. The deadline for submitting tender documents is 05.09.2002.

Before contacting the Commission, tenderers are strongly advised to consult the original call text in the Official Journal of the European Communities at the reference below.

Document Reference: OJ No S 142-111544 of 24.07.2002

CORDIS RTD-NEWS/© European Communities, 2001

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