ETNODigital: #ETNOBCG report, telcos join Green Deal coalition, EU cybersecurity strategy, and more!
25 March 2021 - Edition no.234
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POLICY

Europe needs $355 billion for 5G rollout, industrial study says

Reuters - 25 March 2021

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Europe’s €300B 5G gap

Politico PRO - 25 march 2021

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Telcos and vendors join the European Green Digital Coalition

TotalTelecom - 22 March 2021

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European Fund established to build resilience against online disinformation

European University Institute - 24 March 2021

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Portuguese Presidency rebuts Vestager’s concerns about ePrivacy proposal

Euractiv - 23 March 2021

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Cybersecurity: Council adopts conclusions on the EU's cybersecurity strategy

European Council - 22 March 2021

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A Global Green Deal: op-ed article by Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, and Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank

European Commission - 22 March 2021

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Europe can create 2.4 million new jobs by leveraging a €300bn digital network investment 

Brussels, 25 March 2021 – Europe can create 2.4 million new jobs within the next four years through digital transformation, while boosting economic growth and accelerating green transformation. This will require a €300bn effort in terms of telecoms network investment, with additional action required to stimulate demand and digital upskilling. These are the key findings of the new report “Connectivity and Beyond: How Telcos Can Accelerate a Digital Future For All”, which was released today by Europe’s leading telecoms association ETNO and prepared by global management consulting firm BCG. The release comes as EU Heads of State and Government gather for the European Council to discuss, among others, the future of Europe’s industrial and digital policy.

Topics covered in the report include:

  • Europe’s digital opportunity: new jobs, a GDP boost and green transformation
  • A need for more investment: €300bn still missing for networks, €40bn/year for schools and SMEs
  • Telecom solutions: collaboration for intelligent networks, cloud and innovative services
  • European policies: executing on an ambitious industrial vision

Lise Fuhr, ETNO Director General, said: “This Report shows that Europe’s gigabit opportunity is extremely relevant to today’s top challenges, including recovery and the green transition. We call on European leaders to support the telecoms sector and help us deliver a stronger digital economy for all citizens.

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Video

How Bad Data keeps us from good AI

The future economy won't be built by people and factories, but by algorithms and artificial intelligence, says data scientist Mainak Mazumdar. But what happens when these algorithms get trained on biased data? Drawing on examples from Shanghai to New York City, Mazumdar shows how less-than-quality data leads to AI that makes wrong decisions and predictions -- and reveals three infrastructural resets needed to make ethical AI possible.

 

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Reports

Principles for Board Governance of Cyber Risk

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM - MARCH 2021

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Enterprise AI Trends To Watch In 2021

CB INSIGHTS - MARCH 2021

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Facts & Figures

Intel and Samsung Lead Global Semiconductor Production  

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@ETNOAssociation

#Digital leadership: where are we in the #Transatlantic relationship? On 19/4, we discuss with two tech thought leaders from the (EVP @vestager) and (Senator @MarkWarner) on the hottest issues in digital policy. Interested to join? Here’s the link: politi.co/3w5SLuO 
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@VeraJourova

We need all-hands-on-board approach including a collaboration of private & public entities to address the threat of #disinformation. I welcome the creation of the innovative European Media and Information Fund. #EUvsDisinfo #FactsMatter bit.ly/3cjSdtr 
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@LiseFuhr

What’s the impact of #5G on security? The 2 form a powerful duo thanks to: Extra encryption Additional defense at the edge of the network Mobile edge computer Network slicing
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@ETNOAssociation

Europe can create 2.4 million new jobs by leveraging a €300bn digital network investment. Read the new #ETNOBCG report “Connectivity and Beyond: How Telcos Can Accelerate a Digital Future For All”: bit.ly/3deOKf1 #DigitalEU
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@DSMeu

Delivery of the #EU Vega Supercomputer in Slovenia With a performance of over 6.8 Petaflops this #HPC will help with: Machine learning #ArtificialIntelligence #Data analytics Discover more: bit.ly/316nFEY #EuroHPC #EuroHPC_JU
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@ETNOAssociation

Committed to transform the green and digital future of Europe: 13 European telecom CEOs became founding members of the European Green Digital Coalition last week. With a long standing commitment to green targets, telcos are ready to step up the work: bit.ly/3ltPfW9
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TECH

Apple’s privacy problem

Politico - 24 March 2021

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Broadband rollout accelerates in the Netherlands

Total Telecom - 23 March 2021

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Intel invests $20 billion into new factories, will produce chips for other companies

The Verge - 23 march 2021

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Lockheed Martin, Omnispace to develop space-based 5G network

Reuters - 23 march 2021

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Bitcoin mining boom adds to chip price inflation

Financial Times - 22 March 2021

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Events
MARCH
Cullen international,
29 March - 2 April 2021, Virtual Event

EU proposals to regulate online platforms: DMA & DSA

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APRIL
Portuguese Presidency,
12-13 April 2021, Virtual Event

High Level Conference "Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Journalism - Will AI take hold of the 4th estate?"

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European Commission,
13 April 2021, Brussels

Collaboration between European Digital Innovation Hubs in the network, including trans-national cross-border hubs and corridors

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Politico & ETNO,
19 April 2021, Virtual Event

Rewriting the Transatlantic Tech Playbook

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Politico,
27 April 2021, Virtual event

What to make of the EU’s ‘third way’ artificial intelligence regulation

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