ETNODigital: Slovenian Presidency, digital networks, 5G & sustainability, and much more!
1 July 2021 - Edition no.248
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POLICY

How Washington and Big Tech won the global tax fight

Politico - 30 JUNE 2021

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Slovenia hosts College of European Commissioners for working visit

Euractiv - 30 june 2021

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EU digital agenda to foster trust in digital technologies, Vestager says

EURACTIV - 29 JUNE 2021

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The Portuguese presidency’s policy efforts, marked

Politico - 29 June 2021

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EU approves UK data flows deal

Politico - 29 June 2021

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Telecoms execs call for overhaul of European regulation

REUTERS - 28 JUNE 2021

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Focus on

Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union starts today


ETNO wishes a warm welcome to the Slovenian Presidency, kicking off today! We look forward to advancing the progress on digital files, building on the achievements of the German and Portuguese Presidencies, as part of the current trio.

Slovenia's six-month programme is based on four priorities. Under the slogan "Together. Resilient. Europe.", the Presidency will strive to facilitate the EU's recovery and reinforce its resilience, reflect on the future of Europe, strengthen the rule of law and European values, and increase security and stability in the European neighbourhood.
 
More details on the programme here.
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Video

Building digital networks to boost roll-out,
uptake, and inclusion


European telecom operators are busy speeding up the transition to 5G and fibre networks. Estimates show that €300bn investment is still needed to achieve full gigabit connectivity, with significant socio-economic and environmental gains from such investment. The EU has presented ambitious targets in its 2021 Digital Compass and it is working on policies ranging from the Broadband cost reduction directive to the connectivity toolbox. How do we make sure Europe’s connectivity policies speed up inclusive roll-out across the EU?

Rita Wezenbeek (Director Connectivity, EU Commission) underlined the need for 5G business demand, but also the importance of having spectrum policies that prioritise investment, in her intervention at last week’s #DigitalPolicyDay with MLex. The full speech and panel discussions on digital networks are now available for replay at the link below:
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Reports

Cisco Broadband Index Workforce Insights on Access to Internet Services

CISCO - JUNE 2021

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Digital Culture: The Driving Force of Digital Transformation

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM - June 2021

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Facts & Figures

Global 5G Adoption to Hit One Billion in 2022  

Twitterati

@ETNOAssociation

“The telecom industry, with its massive investment in new 21st century networks & cutting-edge tech, will be a crucial partner in the EU-U.S. digital policy dialogue. ETNO & @USTelecom members look forward to supporting the transatlantic policy dialogue: bit.ly/3iUJZvk
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@ThierryBreton

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. bit.ly/JointCyberUnit
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@LiseFuhr

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: bit.ly/3pZv1Wp
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@GeSIConnect

GeSI is searching for a full-time Programme Assistant! Click here for more information: bit.ly/3hnk3WQ
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@DIGITALEU

The latest #Eurobarometer revealed that Europeans are happily using electronic communications across the EU! Find out what Europeans think of their internet connections, communication services & more: bit.ly/366I9zL
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@LiseFuhr

Cybersecurity is close to my heart, so it is a great honor to have been re-elected to the @ecso_eu board. I would like to thank the members for their confidence, together we will support initiatives that strengthen cybersecurity in Europe and benefit the industry and citizens 🇪🇺
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TECH

Orange to launch experimental 5G network amid telecom rush to the cloud

Reuters - 30 June 2021

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EU watchdog takes deep dive into banks' use of tech

Reuters - 29 June 2021

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TIM building Italian 5G cloud network

TotalTelecom - 28 June 2021

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Deutsche Telekom touts progress on software-based mobile networks

Reuters - 28 JUNE 2021

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Qualcomm to work with more than 40 companies on faster 5G variant

Reuters - 28 June 2021

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

Horizon Europe Info Days 2021

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JULY
International Telecommunications Union,
1 July 2021, Virtual Event

Accelerating innovation, entrepreneurship and digital transformation — Europe

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MIT Technology Review,
1-2 July 2021, Virtual Event

EmTech Europe

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Euractiv
8 July 2021, Virtual Event

THE FUTURE OF WORK IN THE EU - CHALLENGES IN A FAST-CHANGING WORLD

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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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