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16 April 2020 - Edition no.193
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CONNECTING PEOPLE in the time of COVID-19

Statement of the Social Partners in the European Telecom Sector on the COVID-19 Emergency

ETNO – 9 April 2020

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Cisco starts new financing programme to support customers, partners

TELECOMPAPER – 14 APRIL 2020

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AT&T is giving three months of FirstNet service to nurses and physicians for free

The Verge – 13 April 2020

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Broadband & COVID-19: #TogetherApart

Morning Consult – 9 April 2020

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Safe service during the coronavirus pandemic

Deutsche Telekom – 3 April 2020

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POLICY

Global Telemetric Devices Industry, Forecast to 2025: Anticipating a CAGR of 16.2%

PR NEWSWIRE – 15 APRIL 2020

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COVID-19 should not become a security crisis, NATO chief warns

EURACTIV – 15 APRIL 2020

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Regulation against fake news ‘very important,’ Reynders says

EURACTIV – 15 April 2020

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Commission COVID-19 data sharing aims to be operational ‘as soon as possible’

EURACTIV – 14 APRIL 2020

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Brussels: Uncoordinated exit from coronavirus lockdowns risks ‘political friction’

POLITICO – 14 APRIL 2020

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French Regulator Says Google Must Pay to Link to News Sites

wired – 12 APRIL 2020

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Focus on

Going the Extra Mile to Strengthen Europe’s Digital Foundations

 
Our latest blogpost by Maarit Palovirta puts the spotlight on why and how the digital communications ecosystem needs a boost through a set of new European policies by working together to:

📶 Promote private investment in mobile and fibre networks.
📶Facilitate cost reductions related to network deployment. Governments’ support is crucial to harmonise conditions for spectrum awards and local permits.
📶Set aspirational demand side targets. Policy initiatives that encourage traditional European industries, public sector and consumers to embrace the digital economy and society will help accelerate further development of digital infrastructure.
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#EUvsVirus Pan-European Hackathon

Building upon already conducted national hackathons, the European Commission, in close collaboration with the EU member states, will host a pan-European hackathon from 24 - 26 April. This will connect civil society, innovators, partners and investors across Europe in order to develop innovative solutions for coronavirus-related challenges.

Registrations close on 19 April. 

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Reports

An interdisciplinary framework to operationalise AI ethics

BERTELSMANNSTIFTUNG AND VDE – APRIL 2020

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Types, Sources, and Claims of COVID-19 Misinformation

OXFORD UNIVERSITY AND REUTERS INSTITUTE – APRIL 2020

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Facts & Figures

the world health organisation says that 5g does not cause covid-19

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@ETNOASSOCIATION

#5G & #COVID19: a #FakeNews tango – here are 10 clarifications on common misunderstandings, hopefully serving as a wakeup call for people working with wireless communications during the #lockdown: bit.ly/2VmzPpS #KnowTheFacts
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@EU_COMMISSION

We will host on 24-26 April a pan-European Hackathon to connect civil society, innovators, partners and buyers across Europe to develop innovative solutions to #coronavirus.

Register now and be part of the solution! ➡ euvsvirus.org #EUvsVirus

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@DSMEU

The #DLT4EU call for applicants is open.

Leading innovators, entrepreneurs & developers: be involved in an impact-driven accelerator programme & find practical solutions to 13 urgent challenges in the domain of Circular Economy & Digital Citizenship ➡ dlt4.eu/open-call

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@VIOLAROBERTO

An emergency call from #DIH_HERO for projects with robotic tech solutions able to serve medical needs in #COVID19 pandemic.

€1 Million available with maximum €100.000 per project.

Get more info & apply here: bit.ly/2xkTTAX, deadline 17 April 2020.

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TECH

The European Green Deal: a digital perspective

European Files – 15 April 2020

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Mobile World Congress to be held in Barcelona until 2024: organiser

Reuters – 15 April 2020

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One-third of people have seen misleading info on COVID-19 on social media: report

POLITICO – 15 APRIL 2020

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Exclusive: Stay off Zoom and Google Hangouts, Standard Chartered chief tells staff

REUTERS – 14 APRIL 2020

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Wear OS smartwatches are now sending reminders to wash your hands

The Verge – 14 April 2020

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How Apple and Google are tackling their covid privacy problem

MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW – 14 APRIL 2020

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Apple launches site to show how coronavirus lockdowns affect movement

REUTERS – 14 APRIL 2020

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MIT developed a wireless box that can detect COVID-19 patients’ movement and breathing at home

TECHCRUNCH – 14 APRIL 2020

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Amazon has a new plan for drone home delivery: Radar landing pads

PROTOCOL – 11 APRIL 2020

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Events
APRIL
BRITISH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
22 April 2020, webinar

REGULATING AI: HAS THE FUTURE BECOME THE PRESENT?

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BRUEGEL
23 APRIL 2020, LIVESTREAM

TACKLING THE RISE OF CYBERCRIME AMID COVID-19 WITH YLVA JOHANSSON

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FORUM EUROPE
28 – 30 April 2020, LIVESTREAM

SPECTRUM, CONNECTIVITY & COVID-19

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PUBAFFAIRS BRUXELLES
29 APRIL 2020, WEBINAR

Building synergies and optimising cooperation: how far can EU cyber capacity go?

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