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    EU telcos: international connectivity can be a booster for Europe’s digital leadership

    Brussels, 10 December 2020 – ETNO, the Association representing Europe’s leading telecom operators, welcomes the renewed focus on international connectivity, as per today’s announcement by Minister Pedro Nuno Santos at the Telecommunications Council, in the context of the upcoming Portuguese Presidency of the EU.

    8 December, 2020 Read more
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    The Telecom Social Dialogue Committee Joint Declaration on Artificial Intelligence

    Artificial Intelligence: a blueprint for unions and telecom companies

    Technology and digital innovation have drastically transformed work and employment in unprecedented ways. Though they are not new as such, AI technologies have gained new momentum and, together with big data and robotics, they have rapidly evolved and changed the way we work. These technologies are expected to significantly impact the labour market of the future, particularly as traditional jobs and tasks transform or disappear, and new ones emerge.

    7 December, 2020 Read more
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    In defence of the multistakeholder model

    By Ross Creelman, Public Policy Officer, ETNO

    Seventy-five years of the United Nations, fifteen years of the Internet Governance Forum… plenty of reason to celebrate, but this year, it all had to happen virtually. In the shadow of a global pandemic, we all retreated to our homes, leaving offices, conference centres, airports empty. But perhaps this, bizarrely, is the strongest case for an open internet, powered by global standards and protocols and – crucially – with everyone around the table.

    20 November, 2020 Read more
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    Delivering A Green And Digital Recovery Through Connectivity

    Summary & main takeaways

    Lise Fuhr, ETNO Director General pointed that there can be no green transition without digitalisation, while digitalisation cannot happen unless it is green. She also highlighted that companies are striving to eliminate their own carbon footprint, but also working to enable their clients to do the same. This is why telcos ecological challenge is so important: it is not just about their green transition, but about making wider ecosystems more sustainable.

    19 November, 2020 Read more
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    ETNO joins GAIA-X Association, calls for EU leadership in the data economy

    ETNO joins GAIA-X Association, calls for EU leadership in the data economy

    Brussels, 18 November 2020 – ETNO, the Association representing Europe’s leading telecom companies, is proud to announce that it has become a member of GAIA-X, the project to foster open and transparent European data infrastructure.

    18 November, 2020 Read more
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    Overcoming Europe’s data inferiority complex: why ePrivacy must be reformed

    By Lise Fuhr and Daniel Pataki

    The European Union has a data inferiority complex. This risks undermining the bloc’s digital sovereignty goals and could hamper the long-term strategic interests of Europe’s citizens and businesses. The new ePrivacy Regulation proposal from the German presidency of the European Council would further aggravate the situation. Let us explain why.

    10 November, 2020 Read more
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    Joint Telecoms Industry Statement on the ePrivacy Regulation

    The following Joint Statement by ETNO and the GSMA has been sent to EU national ministries and to the Member States’ Permanent Representations to the EU.

    6 November, 2020 Read more
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    ETNO holds virtual General Assembly, approves Strategy and Governance for 2021

    Brussels, 28 October 2020 – ETNO, the Association representing Europe’s leading telecom operators, has successfully completed its General Assembly, which took place virtually during the month of October 2020. This is the first time, since ETNO was founded in 1992, that a General Assembly takes place only online, due to the current health situation.

    28 October, 2020 Read more
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    5G: a new world, not a new word

    By Gabriel Daia, Digital Marketing Manager, ETNO

    The year of 2020 has seen 5G roll-out and uptake on the rise in Europe, being deployed commercially in different corners of the continent. 5G should not be a new word to you by now. Wherever you are reading this from, 5G related information is very likely to have been delivered to you across a diverse range of channels: according to our latest survey on 5G sentiment across Europe, 96% of Europeans are aware of 5G. But what is 5G in concrete terms and what can it do for you and society? 

    22 October, 2020 Read more
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