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3 December 2020 - Edition no.221
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EU proposes data sharing to break Big Tech’s iron grip

Mobile Europe - 26 November 2020

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EU-US ‘tech alliance’ faces major obstacles on tax, digital rules

Politico - 2 December 2020

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Market investigation tool at risk in Commission’s digital clampdown

Euractiv - 2 December 2020

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The von der Leyen Commission end-of-year report card

Politico - 1 December 2020

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A digital decade


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New EU data brokers won’t have to be European, Commission says

EURACTIV - 26 November 2020

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5G Users Forum: Empowering EU Smart Cities
A dialogue series by ETNO
Webinar, 7 December 2020, 14h - 15h30 CET

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. More and more Europeans are becoming aware of 5G and some of its benefits, but what can 5G do in concrete terms for local communities?

On 7 December, from 14h - 15h30 CET, we continue the digital tour around Europe, this time landing in Portugal and Bulgaria, with the aim of allowing speakers and attendees to learn more and exchange on what 5G can do for Europeans in a Smart City environment. Leading policymakers will give an overview of the state of play in key policy files that will shape the Smart Cities of tomorrow.

Speakers include: 
  • Franco Accordino, Head of Unit, Investment in High-Capacity Networks, European Commission
  • Henna Virkkunen, Member of the European Parliament
  • Marc Pérez-Batlle, Innovation Manager, Municipal Institute of Information Technology, Barcelona City Council
  • Francisco Fontes, Senior Technology Consultant, Altice Labs
  • Teodor Bobochikov, Entra Energy, partner of VIVACOM
  • Lise Fuhr, Director General, ETNO

Discover the full agenda on our website and register below to attend!


The Transatlantic Relationship: Harnessing Europe's digital ambitions for tech, policy and trade

The final FT-ETNO Tech & Politics Forum of the year was held on 1 December on The Global Digital Race: Regional sovereignty, Global partnerships. European Commissioner Margrethe Vestager opened the discussion with FT’s Javier Espinoza on harnessing Europe’s digital ambitions for tech, policy and trade.

If you missed their exciting interview you can find the recording below.


New technologies and digitisation


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Closing the Skills Gap: Key Insights and Success Metrics  


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Facts & Figures

Research and Development expenditures across the EU 

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@LiseFuhr 's main points at #CEPSSummit: #5G & #fibre are critical; let's not ignore #DataEconomy #Europe has a stronger voice in #digital markets #Security & #trust are linked, communication helps #5GSecurity, evolution from previous networks #NISDirective is welcomed by #telcos
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That’s what #data is about. With the Data Governance Act, we are organizing our digital space and our European way of sharing data 🌐 To benefit our citizens and our economy 👇
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We want to contribute to the 🇪🇺🇺🇸transatlantic partnership from a European perspective with: 📶Strong connectivity, secure #5G networks ☁️Open federated cloud technology 📱New Edge and microelectronics Clear outline by @ViolaRoberto at #FTETNO
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Today tabling the #DataGovernanceAct. We want to create the right conditions for people, companies and authorities to share data in a secure, trust creating manner. If they want to share!
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We cannot have a European #digital sovereignty without a true level-playing field with hyper-scalers. We need strong EU companies to invest in #AI, #cloud and innovate for #5G verticals. Operators will do more than #connectivity, @srichard continued #FTETNO
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With a total funding of € 55.2M, 13 selected projects using #digital tools & #AI, will deliver new solutions to protect, detect & prevent the spread of #coronavirus. ✅ #Digital technologies keep proving their crucial role in fighting the pandemic ➡️
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#Democracy must catch up with #digitalisation on the following pillars: 🔢 #DataGovernanceAct & #trust 📱 #DigitalMarketsAct & #gatekeepers 🔏 Resilience on #Cyberattacks @Vestager is now live at Tech & Politics Forum by #FTETNO
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Facebook-backed digital coin Libra renamed Diem in quest for approval


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Connected cars can help curb emissions, says study

Euractiv - 1 December 2020

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Sweden's Ericsson sees 220 million 5G subscriptions by year end

Reuters - 30 November 2020

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Top 10 chosen for the Swisscom StartUp Challenge

SWISSCOM - 27 november 2020

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Tesla could widen release of 'self-driving' software in two weeks

Reuters - 27 November 2020

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Telecom’s role in the recovery: Infrastructure, innovation and sustainability

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