Leading European players from the telecommunications, electronics, audiovisual and media industries have joined forces in an initiative to foster the development of new audiovisual and multimedia broadband services. This initiative, chaired by Thomson, is called NEM - Networked and Electronic Media. The NEM initiative was launched on 29 June in Brussels as an EU Technology Platform.
The founding members of this initiative are Alcatel, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), France Telecom, Intel, Nokia, Philips, Telefónica and Thomson. Frank Dangeard, Chairman & CEO of Thomson, the founding member chairing the NEM Platform, opened the launching conference, and Viviane Reding, Commissioner for Information Society and Media, gave the keynote address.
"Thomson is very pleased to be leading this strategic initiative with other European partners, under the sponsorship of Commissioner Viviane Reding. The NEM Platform will play a key role in boosting this fundamental sector for European growth, associating world-leading European telecommunications, electronics, audiovisual and media industries", stated Mr Dangeard.
European organisations involved in this initiative are content producers (television, gaming, etc.), broadcasters, telecom equipment manufacturers, network operators, consumer electronics manufacturers, service providers, academic institutions, standardisation bodies, industry associations, technology centres and SMEs. This initiative is open to all organisations wishing to participate in the work of NEM.
Supporting European Growth
NEM addresses a market estimated at 600 billion euros in 2005 and provides more than 1.5 million jobs. Implementing the NEM vision could increase the number of jobs in this area to 3 million by 2015. According to estimates by NEM, Europe would have to invest about 3.5 billion euros during the period 2007-2013 in order to make a significant contribution to fostering Europe’s growth, competitiveness, and sustainable development.
The NEM Technology Platform supports the renewed Lisbon Strategy for a competitive, knowledge-based society, confirming the key role of scientific research and technological development for economic growth and it aims at performing as significant contributor to the success of the new i2010 initiative. The NEM Technology Platform will provide input to the European Framework Programme 7, which will run from 2007 onwards.
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