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19 November 2020 - Edition no.219
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ETNO joins GAIA-X Association, calls for EU leadership in the data economy

ETNO - 18 November 2020

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Biden Will Need to Talk Tech and Tax to Fix Ties With Europe

Bloomberg - 13 November 2020

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Commission ‘disappointed’ with 5G delays in Europe; reminds nations of ‘legal obligation’

Euractiv - 18 November 2020

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MEP: Connectivity is vital for an EU single market for data

Euractiv - 16 November 2020

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Towards a more dynamic, resilient and competitive European industry: Council adopts conclusions

European Council - 16 November 2020

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Delivering A Green And Digital Recovery Through Connectivity: Summary & Main Takeaways

ETNO hosted a workshop last week for policymakers to take a closer look at the role played by connectivity in delivering a green and digital recovery. We are sharing with you the main takeaways from the event below – the video recording in full is available on our website, at this link

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.

Ms. Felicia Stanescu (European Commission) insisted that both climate (37%) and digital (20%) spending targets are conditions for member states to receive Recovery and Resilience Facility (RFF) funding. Ms. Stanescu echoed that digital technology can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in other sectors – while at the same time, technology needs to make its own transition.

MEP Pislaru (Renew Europe) and MEP Casares (S&D) provided the political angle on the matter. Parliament is pushing for a 40% minimum allocation for green projects in the RRF (rather than the 37% proposed by the Commission).

Discover the full summary and points presented during the event at this link.


Internet Governance Forum 2020: Global Digital Cooperation

Inclusion is not just about getting everyone round the table: it is about making sure every voice is heard! 

ETNO Director General, Lise Fuhr, spoke recently at the Internet Governance Forum's annual event on the topic of Global Digital Cooperation. This high level panel on Global Digital Cooperation was an opportunity to advocate for an open and secure Internet for everyone.

Watch her panel below.


Top 10 Emerging Technologies 2020


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Fighting COVID-19 Disinformation Monitoring Programme  


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Facts & Figures

How important Europeans think 5G will be 

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@ThierryBreton has a vision “to make Europe a global #data hub, both personal and industrial, benefiting all European economic players — SMEs, start-ups, large groups — and, of course, all European citizens”. We agree with him. Read more here:
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NorwAI's mission is to accelerate the innovation of sustainable and trustworthy #ArtificialIntelligence solutions across industries and drive implementation of Norway’s new AI strategy. Excited and proud to be on this journey with @NTNU @NorwegianOpenAl
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#FTETNO: we are delighted to announce that EVP @vestager will join us for an opening keynote interview on “The Transatlantic Relationship: Harnessing Europe's digital ambitions for tech, policy and trade”! Register to join us on Dec. 1st:
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#Digital #Upskilling4all: “There is a huge #DigitalGap and 1,26 million jobs will be impacted. Moreover, half of the European citizens do not have the #DigitalSkills for the jobs of today”, @LiseFuhr said in #ThinkDigital:
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🔎 Is there any link between #5G & #coronavirus? ✅ We asked this question to Eric Van Rongen & Antonella Viola. Discover what the science says & learn more about this new technology ➡️ #DigitalEU #thinkbeforesharing
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Nokia, Elisa and Qualcomm achieve 5G speed record in Finland

Nokia - 17 november 2020

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Tiktok expands parental controls to include search, commenting and account privacy

Tech Crunch - 17 November 2020

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Telia Company - 12 NOVEMBER 2020

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Djoliba: Orange launches fibre backbone for West Africa

Total Telecom - 12 november 2020

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Women in Tech Festival Global,
30 November - 1 December 2020, VIRTUAL EVENT

Shaping the global future

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European Commission,
25-26 November 2020, VIRTUAL EVENT

Horizon Cloud Summit 2020– Shaping the new strategy for cloud computing in Europe

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1 December, virtual event

The Global Digital Race: Regional sovereignty, Global partnershipss

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FTTH Council Europe,
2 – 3 December 2020, Brussels

FTTH VIrtual conference 2020

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Web Summit,
2 – 4 December 2020, Virtual Event

web summit 2020

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Center for European Policy Studies,

Cybersecurity@CEPS SUMMIT 2020 – Policy Challenges for the EU Cybersecurity

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7 December 2020, Virtual event

5G Users Forum: Empowering EU Smart Cities

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