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  • FAQs on COVID-19, telecoms and network data

    By Alessandro Gropelli and Paolo Grassia

    Brussels, 30 March 2020 – Europe is in the midst of an unprecedented health crisis. Epidemiologists, virologists and policymakers in the healthcare sector have called for the help of industry and civil society to slow the spread, fight the disease and save lives. The European telecoms sector, like many others, has given a strong and swift response. Here some Frequently Asked Questions on what telecom companies are doing and what it means for citizens.

    30 March, 2020 Read more
  • EU telcos support new Industrial Strategy, call for Member States to step up budgetary ambition

    Brussels, 10 March 2020 – ETNO, the Association representing Europe’s leading telecom operators, welcomes the European Commission’s “Industrial Strategy” presented today. The Strategy recognises that a change of gear is needed in order to achieve global leadership through widespread digitisation of our rich and diverse industrial base. 5G, fibre networks and data-based services are firmly recognised as a major enabler of Europe’s industrial value-chains, including those of strategic importance.

    10 March, 2020 Read more
  • Europe’s unapologetic data ambition: a note from EU telcos

    By Paolo Grassia, ETNO Director of Public Policy

    Digital transformation has led to data becoming a key asset, but also a production factor in its own right. Consumers enjoy a wealth of new data-based services and Europe’s industrial base is trying to catch the wave and increase its global competitiveness. The European Commission has recognised this trend and, this week, it presented an ambitious “Communication on a European Data Strategy”, which was welcomed by ETNO. Telecom companies will have a major role in delivering on Europe’s data ambitions, but also in promoting a trust-based model for the data economy. Here are our views.

    20 February, 2020 Read more

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    "To renew and digitise Europe, you need technology", opens Bjørn Taale Sandberg. "It will be fundamental to Europe’s ability to deliver on its own ambitions. 5G will be a fundamental driv...

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