ETNODigital: 5G users’ guide in 4 languages, TTC updates, new cybersecurity laws, and digital events!
23 SEPTEMBER 2021 - Edition no.256
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5G disinformation: EU associations go local to spotlight opportunities, debunk myths

ETNO - 21 September 2021

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“The regulatory treatment of backhaul is particularly relevant in 5G deployment, “ says Annemarie Sipkes, the incoming BEREC Chair for 2022

BEREC - 21 September 2021

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LEAK: Trade and Technology Council draft statement reveals top priorities for transatlantic talks

EURACTIV - 22 september 2021

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Biden tries to calm waters with Macron in submarine scrap

Politico - 22 September 2021

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Italy launches national hub to fight disinformation

Euractiv - 21 September 2021

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Varadkar signals Irish openness to OECD tax deal

POLITICO - 21 September 2021

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UK seeks to break down digital trade barriers, says minister

Reuters - 20 September 2021

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UK sets out plans to replace and repeal regulations copied from EU

reuters - 16 September 2021

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EU chief announces cybersecurity law for connected devices

Euractiv - 16 September 2021

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Report: 5G Guide for Local Communities

Since the coronavirus hit Europe in early 2020, 5G disinformation spreading online has provoked more than 288 arson attacks against antennas as well as several episodes of violence against telecom workers across 13 European countries, including 30 attacks in the first three months of this year.

Telecom associations ETNO and GSMA have released a new guide on 5G aimed at helping local communities across Europe see the economic and social benefits of the next generation of mobile technology. The guide also debunks myths related to 5G safety and environmental impact. In addition, it provides concrete inspiration and examples on the use of 5G technology in nine European countries, ranging from precision ship construction in Spain to smart universities in Estonia.

The guide comes as 5G is already commercially available in 30 European countries, from almost 84 operators. The guide has been made available already in 4 languages (EN, FR, IT, ES,) and will be soon released in several other European languages.
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5G for local communities: a guide for users

Leading telecom associations ETNO and GSMA organized an online webinar for the launch of Europe’s first “5G guide for local communities”. It took place on 21 September 2021 and addressed opportunities, safety limits and myths related to the latest generation of mobile technology.

Experts answered questions such as: Which socio-economic opportunities for European cities and regions are there? 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? Watch the recording below!

AI Watch: AI Uptake in Smart Mobility


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Fintech Funding Trends In Europe


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Facts & Figures

Estimated ETNO CapEx needed for full 5G deployment 



#5GUsersGuide was launched today in English, Spanish, French and Italian. Here is the video recording of the webinar featuring @francoaccordino , @BERECeuropaeu incoming Chairwoman, Maarit Palovirta and @rowleyjt : Link to the guide:
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Important meeting with Senator @MarkWarner , Chair of the US Senate Intelligence Committee & sponsor of the US Chips Act. Exchange of views on semiconductors #autonomy on the EU & US Chip Acts. Convergence on #cyber threats and intelligence. #EUChipsAct #EUCyberResilienceAct
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European telcos welcome the new 2030 Policy Programme that highlights more coordination and accountability at national level, which will help a better harmonization in the EU. Here is how we believe it could be improved moving forward:
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#Backhaul is vital in the context of enabling #5G & facilitating the development of very-high-speed networks, stresses incoming @BERECeuropaeu Chair 2022 Annemarie Sipkes ( @AutoriteitCM ) at @ETNOAssociation webinar “5G guide for local communities
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From smartphones & electronic scooters to trains: semi-conductors make everything work. During this year #SOTEU President @vonderleyen announced the new European Chips Act, to create a European chip ecosystem from design to production . #DigitalEU
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"When the hospital can come to our digital place and provide #digital remote healthcare, this is where #5G can really make a difference," @francoaccordino told today's webinar on the launch of Europe's first #5GGuide for local communities.
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UK Superfast and Fibre Coverage

Thinkbroadband - 22 September 2021

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EU plans to legislate for common phone charger despite Apple grumbles

Reuters - 21 September 2021

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Regulators not up to speed on banks' digital marketplaces, EU watchdog says

Reuters - 21 September 2021

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UK tech sector raised record-breaking £13.5bn in first half of 2021

Evening Standard - 20 september 2021

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

Empowering the digital recovery with 5G

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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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28 SEPTEMBER - 1 October 2021, Virtual Event

European Cybersecurity Challenge 2021

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30 September 2021, Virtual Event

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

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Financial Times,
5 October 2021, Virtual Event


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CSR Europe,
11 – 14 October 2021, Virtual Event

The European SDG Summit For climate action & a just transition

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Broadband World Forum,
11 – 15 October 2021, Hybrid Event


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Cullen International ,
12-20 October 2021, Virtual Event

EU proposals to regulate online platforms: DMA & DSA

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European Cybersecurity organisation,
13 October 2021, Virtual Event

Interreg Europe CYBER: Paving Europe’s Digital Future

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


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


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