ETNODigital: The EU's new cybersecurity team, Digital Policy Day video replay, digital safety, and much more!
24 June 2021 - Edition no.247
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Google in EU crosshairs again with advertising antitrust inquiry

Reuters - 22 JUNE 2021

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EU, US launch initiative against ransomware

Politico - 22 june 2021

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Leading MEP’s bid to ‘take back control of Big Tech’

Euractiv - 21 JUNE 2021

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EU to launch rapid response cybersecurity team

Politico - 21 JUNE 2021

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EU privacy watchdogs call for ban on facial recognition in public spaces

Reuters - 21 June 2021

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Transatlantic Tech Relations:
Joint Statement of the Telecom Industry

ETNO and USTelecom – The Broadband Association, the leading trade associations for telecom operators and broadband providers in the EU and the U.S. respectively, welcome the strengthening of the transatlantic dialogue on industrial and policy approaches to technology.

The launch of a new EU-U.S. “Trade and Technology Council (TTC)” is an important milestone in the longstanding tradition of dialogue and constructive coordination between Washington D.C. and Brussels. This comes at an especially opportune moment when both sides of the Atlantic are reflecting on how to modernize digital policies and regulations for the years to come.

ETNO and USTelecom along with our member companies are resolute in our support of a continued and results focused transatlantic policy dialogue and stand ready to contribute in concrete and practical ways along with institutional partners in Washington D.C., in Brussels and across European capitals to realize a shared, confident and equitable vision for the digital future of all our citizens.
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Video recording of our Digital Policy Day webinar, with MLex

The webinar welcomed 20+ speakers, 4 moderators and featured 4 digital topics that are relevant to all of us, today: digital networks, sustainability, digital services, and digital competition. The video replay is now avaiable!
Lise Fuhr, ETNO Director General, welcomed all participants and shared 4 stats on the opportunities and challenges in the digital ecosystem of today:
  • Sustainability, 15%.This is the reduction of CO2 emissions if we fully deploy #digital solutions, like 5G and the digital services that go with it, according to ETNO-BCG report. The ICT industry works to reduce its impact, policies can enable the potential further
  • Networks, 300 bn eur. A number that represents the additional investment needed in Europe to achieve a full 5G & a full fibre vision. The work of the European Commission and BEREC is fundamental, while capital investment by telcos is going up
  • Digital Services, 10k.This is the number of all micro and small online platforms in Europe. However, as the DSA impact assessment of the European Commission noted, the European public space is de facto reduced to only a handful of very large platforms
  • Competition, 70%.This is the share of the platform economy held by the world’s top 7 tech companies, according to European Commissions’s DMA impact assessment. Addressing the unbalances of power is particularly important for our economies and societies
Lise’s keynote introduction as well as all 4 panels are now available for replay, below!  

Ericsson Mobility Report June 2021


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The Race For AI: Which Tech Giants Are Snapping Up Artificial Intelligence Startups

CB INSIGTHS - June 2021

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Facts & Figures

Estimated ETNO CapEx needed for full 5G deployment  



“The #DMA is going to complement #CompetitionLaw rather than replace it. Competition Law will still remain relevant, and both will have to live in harmony and coordinated”, Thomas Kramler of @EU_Competition said at #DigitalPolicyDay
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As our continent faces a sharp increase of #cyberattacks, it’s crucial to protect ourselves We’re setting up a #JointCyberUnit - together w/ Member states - to concretely improve crisis management cooperation in Europe, detect threats & react faster.
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ETNO is committed to actively contributing to the public discussion around the revision of #BCRD. Read our latest paper to find out how to facilitate and incentivise the roll-out of high-speed electronic communications networks, in our view:
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"With #5G, we don’t extend the #DigitalDivide, but close it. We need to invest in #skills, modernize education and training systems, and move to a life-long learning approach, but also promote women in #STEM", MEP @susanasolisp added @ #DigitalPolicyDay #Upskilling4All
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New European Partnerships launched at the #RiDaysEU to deliver on the EU's ambitions for the #DigitalEU EU Partnership for: #AI, Data & Robotics Photonics European Open Science Cloud Made in Europe Learn more:
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Let us celebrate the European #Research and #Innovation Days. With top ETNO members working on #6G in the project, we know how crucial #EU initiatives are in supporting cutting-edge R&I. #RiDaysEU
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Self-driving startup WeRide deepens ties with Nissan, raises $310 mln

Reuters - 23 June 2021

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Addressing the cybersecurity skills gap through neurodiversity

Techcrunch - 22 June 2021

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Bitcoin sinks below $30,000 for first time since January

Financial times - 22 JUNE 2021

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Building new IoT revenue streams in the 5G era

TotalTelecom - 17 June 2021

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Spectrum Management,
23 – 25 June 2021, Virtual Event

16th European Spectrum management Conference

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Capacity Europe,
22 – 24 June 2021, Virtual Event

Digital Infra Leaders Europe

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28 – 30 June 2021, Virtual Event

Into Europe's Digital Decade

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European Commission,
28 June - 9 July 2021, Virtual Event

Horizon Europe Info Days 2021

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29 June 2021, Virtual Event

High Performance COmputing: The Engine of the EU data economy

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British Chamber of Commerce | EU and Belgium,
30 June 2021, Virtual Event

Business Implications of the Data Governance Act

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8 July 2021, Virtual Event


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PubAffairs BRuxelles,
12 July 2021, Virtual Event

Smart and Sustainable: how can Digitial help the green transition?

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Infosecurity Europe,
13 – 15 July 2021, London and virtual

Infosecurity Europe Conference

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14-26 July 2021, Virtual Event

Microsoft Inspire

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