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Report from the Commission to the European Parliament on the results of the 1998 Ten-Telecom calls for proposals. COM (99) 153 final, 8 April 1999

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untitled COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES Brussels, 08.04.1999 COM(1999)153 final REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT ON THE RESULTS OF THE 1998 TEN-TELECOM CALLS FOR PROPOSALS Barbara Rectangle Barbara Sticky Note Completed set by Barbara User Rectangle 'I ; :1; ' L \ ' l ; j' 1 ! ! 1 l ' l l I I I l I I l CONTENTS 1. Introduction. 2. Recent trends in telecommunications networks. 3. Organisation of the calls and evaluation. 4. Main results of the calls: 4.1 Development and interoperation of networks (fixed, mobile and satellite). 4.2 Generic services and applications of collective interest. 4.3 Support actions. 5. Overall analysis: 5.1 The satellite component. 5.2 The Internet component. 5.3 The area coverage. 5.4 The market validation. 6. Funding. 7. Conclusions and lessons for the future. Annexes: Official Journal notices ofthe 1998 TEN-Telecom calls for proposals Table 1 of the selected projects of call 98/1 Table 2 of the selected projects of call 98/2 Table 3 of the selected projects of call 98/3 Table 4: 98 budget allocation 2 1. INTRODUCTION The Council and Parliament decision on a series of guidelines for trans-European telecommunications networks was adopted on June 17, 19971• These (TEN-Telecom) guidelines complete those previously adopted concerning the development of Euro- ISDN and extend the scope of the Community action, up until now focusing on ISDN network technologies, to the new requirements and needs of the information society based on Internet type services and new generation satellite and mobile communication systems. The TEN-Telecom guidelines define projects of common interest at three levels: the level of applications offering to users, in areas of public interest, innovative information and communication solutions; the level of generic services providing, increasingly over the Internet, common tools for interoperability, quality and se

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