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    What the World Cup meant for broadband networks

    By Alessandro Gropelli, ETNO

    It was November 2022 when Qatar suddenly topped the list of the world’s fastest mobile internet speeds. Last year’s FIFA tournament was about sports as well as a necessary democratic debate on human rights in the host country.

    However, on a less controversial level, internet geeks might wonder how it impacted broadband networks. Per Ookla, “Qatar rocketed to first place on the Speedtest Global Index with a median download speed of 176.18 Mbps in November 2022”. The country had a good reason for heavily investing in networks: last year’s World Cup has eventually turned into a massive testbed for the future of streaming and network resilience.

    13 March, 2023 Read more
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    KTOA and ETNO sign Memorandum of Understanding

    Barcelona, 28 February 2023 – Today, the Korea Telecommunications Operators Association (KTOA) signed a「Memorandum of Understanding between Korea and Europe」with ETNO (the European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association) at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, ​​Spain. 

    28 February, 2023 Read more
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    ETNO welcomes the EU Consultation and the Connectivity Package

    Brussels, 23 February 2023 – ETNO, the Association representing Europe’s leading telecom operators, welcomes the European Commission’s work to speed up roll-out of 5G and fibre networks.

    23 February, 2023 Read more
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    9 questions and answers on the “fair contribution’’ debate

    In the past months, lobbying groups linked to major tech companies promoted a campaign against the “fair contribution” debate. Some of their sponsored content and targeted advertising on the issue included misrepresentations of the issue and false claims on our position. Here is our viewpoint.

    21 February, 2023 Read more
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    Roaming for Ukraine: European operators renew support to keep Ukrainian refugees connected

    Brussels, 3 February 2023 - ETNO, the Association representing Europe’s leading telecom operators, signed a new statement to prolong the voluntary measures that have been supporting Ukrainian refugees to have affordable access to connectivity, use roaming at discounted prices or free of charge, and make international calls at lower rates.

    3 February, 2023 Read more
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    New Study: Despite record investment, Europe stays behind on gigabit connectivity objectives

    Brussels, 1 February 2023 – Europe has reached record levels of telecom investment, while progressing on both 5G and FTTH coverage. Despite this, new estimates show that the EU risks falling short of its “gigabit for all by 2030” target by 10%. These are some highlights from the State of Digital Communications 2023 report presented today by ETNO, Europe’s leading telecoms association, based on research by leading research firm Analysys Mason. It comes as the European Commission is expected to launch a public consultation on the future of the telecom sector and its ability to invest in new networks.

    1 February, 2023 Read more
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    ETNO holds General Assembly, approves strategic orientation and governance for 2023

    Skopje (North Macedonia), 27 October 2022 – ETNO, the Association representing Europe’s leading providers of digital networks and services, met today in Skopje for its annual General Assembly. Members and observers approved ETNO’s annual strategy for 2023 as well as a series of governance decisions. As per ETNO statutes, the event was hosted on a rotating basis by leading North Macedonian telecom operator Makedonski Telekom.

    27 October, 2022 Read more
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    ETNO presents new study on effects of the EU Data Act on the telecom sector

    Brussels, 25 October 2022 – As European legislators make progress on the landmark EU Data Act, a new study commissioned by ETNO and authored by LE Europe brings a fresh perspective on the impact of the draft regulation on European telecom operators and their business models.

    25 October, 2022 Read more
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    ETNO note on BEREC’s preliminary assessment

    Brussels, 11 October 2022 – ETNO and its members are working to provide additional fact-based evidence for the upcoming European Commission consultation. The debate has moved beyond industry proposals and beyond Europe, as US and Asian regulators are already considering the contribution of tech giants to network costs.

    11 October, 2022 Read more
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