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LSE and ETNO launch telecoms research project

LSE and ETNO, the European Telecommunications Network Operators Association, agreed today to engage on a research project on telecoms and IT related business strategy and policy development.

Dr. Jonathan Liebenau from LSE's Department of Management said:"We are delighted by the opportunity that this research arrangement with ETNO provides.  It will give us unprecedented access to commercial and policy material, business cases and extensive information exchange with industry leaders. We will also be able to connect our research with the latest trends in the industry and apply new ideas from the social studies of information and communication technologies. We are excited that our research will make a direct contribution to the European Union policy-making community."

"The new agreement signed today with the London School of Economics and Political Science will enable ETNO to benefit from world class independent academic research on key issues for the future of the sector, such as network investments and the sustainability of the internet model. We are confident that this work will directly contribute to the policy making process and hence, the Digital Agenda for Europe", said Luigi Gambardella, ETNO Executive Board Chairman.

Broadband investment, network management and the future of the internet in the face of rapidly increasing data traffic will be among the main topics of research conducted by LSE.

As part of this cooperation agreement, ETNO and LSE will organise regular briefings and workshops on telecoms regulation and publish a white paper on telecoms regulation.

Posted 3 February 2011

More information for the media is available from:

Sue Windebank,  Senior Press Officer T: 020 7955 7060 E: s.windebank@lse.ac.uk