Presented by ETNO
21 March, 4 - 5:20 PM CET
In-person and online
Rapid technological change and increasing consumer demand is putting pressure on Europe’s network infrastructure. In the age of 6G and ultra-fast fibre as well as the development of the so-called metaverse, what is the future of connectivity and who will drive it?
ETNO, the Association representing Europe’s leading telecom operators, and GSMA, the organisation representing mobile network operators worldwide, host global and European telecom representatives at a seminar on 21 March dedicated to policy professionals in the sector.
This initiative brings together the global telecom community to discuss policy topics that are relevant to telecom organisations based in Europe and beyond. The topics include: global and European perspectives on the future of the electronic communications sector and its infrastructure as well as the evolving role of the telecoms in the Internet ecosystem.
In total, 23 organisations from 14 countries/territories are expected to attend the seminar on 21 March.
Europe’s digital infrastructure is high on the political agenda since the first days of the new year. At the same time, other regions of the world have made significant progress on digital connectivity. How does Europe score on achieving the 2030 Digital Decade targets on connectivity? On which metrics does Europe have a lead over other continents? Where does Europe lag behind?
Why was 1992 a crucial year for our digital future? Well.. it is when the first hand-size mobile phone was launched and dial-up internet commercialized. Also, 1992 was the year ETNO, Europe’s leading telecom association, was founded.
On September 26, join us for an exclusive reception in Brussels, from 6 PM onwards at Mont des Arts 28. Upon registration, guests will be welcomed with live piano music played by Gabriel Daia - check out his YouTube channel at this link.
Let's go green: bring us all your old mobile phone devices to be recycled! And do not miss our special 360° video booth, and get an interactive picture of yourself with friends and colleagues.
The deadline to apply to attend our exclusive Brussels reception through this form expires on 23/9 at 4pm CET
After two successful virtual events, ETNO and UNI Europa are pleased to invite you to join on-line our final conference of the project Digital Upskilling For All! (DUFA) in Lisbon, Portugal, on 23-24 May 2022.
This event intends at consolidating the results from the project research and the previous round table discussions as well as to expand the debate on digital upskilling pathways for other diversities in the telecom/ICT sector. It will include panel discussions, workshops, brainstorming and networking to foster the understanding of our experts on Digital upskilling, diversity, and inclusion. Its programme is available here.
Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English, Spanish, French, Polish, Portuguese. Registration is completely for free and will remain open until Wednesday 18 May.
The Agenda of the conference is available at this link.
Practical details on how to follow the conference
- Remote attendance via Zoom:
ID webinar: 829 0429 9664
- Interpretation (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian) via the mobile application by scanning the QR codes below:
Once downloaded, enter event code DUFA and enter PIN code 2022
Press PLAY on the channel that you wish to listen to. If necessary, press PLAY
While you listen to interpretation, you are still able to use your smartphone.
The venue is Lisbon Marriott Hotel, located 10 min walk from the closest Metro station
The event is hybrid. Interpretations via the mobile application will be provided in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian.
If you plan to follow interpretations, bring your own headsets and phone chargers / spare batteries. Participants will use their own devices.
Here is a link to the relevant milestones of the DUFA Project!
16 May, 10:15 - 12:00pm CET, Sofitel Brussels Europe & online
21 March 2022, 9h45am – 12h00pm CET
Hybrid event, Online and Square de Meeûs 5, Brussels
One year after the launch of the EU Digital Decade Targets in March 2021, ETNO invites you to join an event organized under the high patronage of the French Presidency of the Council of the EU.
Webinar on 23 February, 10:00 - 11:15am CET
27 January, webinar
10:00am - 3:00pm CET
ETNO and The Florence School of Regulation Communications and Media organise a joint seminar to explore concrete theoretical and empirical questions related to WACC setting in regulated environments and to gather views from a diverse set of stakeholders.
The Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) is commonly used to assess the profitability of an investment or to value assets or companies. It is a key financial parameter in corporate decision-making. In regulated environments, such as the telco or the energy sectors, sectoral regulators set the WACC, mostly for cost-oriented products, and it is an important component of the pricing of such products. It is hence of utmost importance that WACC values used by the regulators are set at an appropriate level to provide the right incentives for regulated entities and their competitors, and more broadly for the consumers.
The Seminar will be divided into two parts: the first explores the methodological issues concerning the setting of WACC in the telecoms sector, while the second focuses on potential challenges to its application in the future.
10.00 - 10.30 Stephen Howard | Partner, Communications Chambers
10.30 - 12.00 Panel I: Setting WACC in the Telecoms Sector: Methodology
Moderator: Anna Pisarkiewicz | Research Fellow, EUI
- Annegret Groebel | Chair of the working group ‘remedies’, BEREC/ Director of International Relations, BNetzA
- Daniel Kapp | Senior Team Lead, Capital markets, Directorate General Monetary Policy, ECB
- Silas Norbjerg | Case Handler, Unit B3, Markets, DG CNECT European Commission
- Richard Stehle | Professor, Humboldt University
- Fadhel Lakhoua | Director, EU and Economics, Regulatory Affairs, Orange
12.00 - 13.00 Lunch break
13.00 - 15.00 Roundtable
The future of WACC
Moderator: Philippe Defraigne | Director, Cullen International
- Kamila Kloc | Deputy Director, Head of Unit B.3 | Markets, DG CNECT, European Commission
- Erzsébet Fitori | Group Head of EU Affairs and Relations, Vodafone
- Ulrich Hege | Professor, Toulouse School of Economics (TSE)
- Brian Williamson | Partner, Communications Chambers
- Fernando Cordero | Equity Research Analyst, Executive Director, Grupo Santander
You can register at this link .