ETNODigital: Telcos on SOTEU, 5G users guide, EU's strategic autonomy, and much more!
16 SEPTEMBER 2021 - Edition no.255
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POLICY

EU telecoms welcome 2030 Policy Programme, call for strong focus on 5G and innovation

ETNO - 15 September 2021

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EU Commission wants to know when spectrum is available in digital push

Reuters - 15 September 2021

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State of the Union: Commission proposes a Path to the Digital Decade to deliver the EU's digital transformation by 2030

European Commission - 15 September 2021

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EU proposes new law to speed up in global chips race

POLITICO - 15 September 2021

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Big Tech's little mergers draw more U.S. antitrust scrutiny

Reuters - 15 September 2021

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OECD boss: Digital tax deal can inspire global deal on carbon pricing

Politico - 14 September 2021

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Ireland’s privacy watchdog accused of paralysing GDPR enforcement

Euractiv - 13 September 2021

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U.S. and EU Advance Talks to Preserve Data Transfers

Wall Street Journal - 10 September 2021

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Focus on
 
5G for local communities: a guide for users
Webinar, 21 September 2021, 10.30-11.30 CEST

Leading telecom associations ETNO and GSMA organize an online webinar for the launch of Europe’s first “5G guide for local communities”. Taking place on 21 September, from 10.30 to 11.30 CEST, the webinar will address opportunities, safety limits and myths related to the latest generation of mobile technology.

Which socio-economic opportunities for European cities and regions? What is the science on 5G and its safety? How can local authorities facilitate a safe and speedy roll-out? What are the myths surrounding mobile technology?

Confirmed speakers include:
  • Maarit Palovirta, Director of Regulation, ETNO
  • Jack Rowley, Senior Director, Research & Sustainability, GSMA
  • Franco Accordino, Head of Unit "Investment in High-Capacity Networks", European Commission
  • José Ribau Esteves, Mayor of Aveiro, Portugal
Join us for a discussion with international experts and institutional representatives. The event takes place online in English and is free to attend. Register here to attend.
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Video

State of the European union 2021


Yesterday, Ursula Von Der Leyen delivered The State of the European Union address to the Parliament in Strasbourg. From unprecedented investments in 5G and fibre, to digital, strategic autonomy and trade, President Von Der Leyen outlined the future direction of the European Union. Watch her full address below!
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Reports

Measuring consumer well-being from using free of-charge digital services. The case of navigation apps.

EUROPEAN COMMISSION - SEPTEMBER 2021

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Shaping and securing the EU's Open Strategic Autonomy by 2040 and beyond

EUROPEAN COMMISSION - SEPTEMBER 2021

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Facts & Figures

EU sold production of high-tech down to €311 billion  

Twitterati

@ETNOAssociation

"In an unprecedented effort, we will invest in #5G and #fibre. Equally important is the investment in #DigitalSkills", @EU_Commission President @vonderleyen said in the #SOTEU2021 speech. The telco industry looks forward to playing a key role in making it happen #SOTEU #digital
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@vonderleyen

From smartphones to trains or entire smart factories, semi-conductors make everything work. But we depend on state-of-the-art chips manufactured in Asia. We will present a new European Chips Act. This is a matter of tech sovereignty. #SOTEU
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@LiseFuhr

Talking climate, what is European industry’s role - part of the problem or part of the solution? Read @ETNOAssociation and @GeSIConnect ’s latest reflection on the incentives that drive companies today: bit.ly/3jEmV3T @agropelli @luisfpneves
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@DIGITALEU

#EUBudget for Digital Europe Programme will shape the digital transformation of Europe’s society and economy. The programme will support computing, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, advanced digital skills, digital economy & society. For more details bit.ly/3Cj5UD3
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@vonderleyen

We will soon present our new connectivity strategy called Global Gateway – to invest in quality infrastructure, connecting goods and people around the world. We will take a values-based approach. We want to create links - and not dependencies! #SOTEU
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@ETNOAssociation

Commission President @vonderleyen introduced the #GlobalGateway: we want investment in quality infrastructure, creating links and not dependencies #SOTEU2021 #DigitalEU
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TECH

EU plans 'Chips Act' to promote semiconductor self-sufficiency

Reuters - 15 September 2021

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Big Tech cloud services could face resilience test, says Bank of England

Reuters - 13 september 2021

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Apple patches security flaw that leaves users vulnerable to spyware

Financial Times - 13 September 2021

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Spain preps mmWave 5G auction

TotalTelecom - 10 September 2021

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Powering a low carbon, zero emissions future for all

Cisco - 9 september 2021

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Events
September
5G World,
20 – 24 September 2021, Hybrid Event

Empowering the digital recovery with 5G

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ETNO,
21 September 2021, Virtual Event

5G users guide webinar

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IESE Business School,
22 September 2021, Virtual Event

IV CONFERENCE ON COMPETITION AND REGULATION IN THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS MARKET

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EIPA,
27-28 September 2021, Virtual Event

The EU Data Governance Framework in The Making: Taking Stock of The Ongoing Initiatives

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Pubaffairs bruxelles,
28 September 2021, Virtual Event

The digital decade and the telcom sector value creation

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ENISA
28 SEPTEMBER - 1 October 2021, Virtual Event

European Cybersecurity Challenge 2021

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Politico,
30 September 2021, Virtual Event

Can the US and Europe find common ground on regulating big tech?

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OCTOBER
Cullen International ,
12-20 October 2021, Virtual Event

EU proposals to regulate online platforms: DMA & DSA

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November
Telco AI World Summit,
3 – 4 November 2021, Berlin

ADVANCING NETWORKS AND CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT

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ETNO and the Financial TImes,
29 November 2021, hybrid Event

TECH & POLITICS FORUM 2021

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