ETNODigital: National and EU associations issue industry statement, ETNO DG’s OpEd on the Czech Presidency, and more!
20 July 2022 - Edition no. 296
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This week’s edition hits your inbox one day in advance, ahead of the public holiday in Belgium tomorrow.
As from next week, the #ETNODigital team will pause for holidays. We will resume on 25th of August to simplify your “rentrée” with a selection of news, events, reports and more!
 
We would like to thank you for your loyalty, and we wish you restful summer holidays!
 
The #ETNODigital team
POLICY

Czech Presidency of the EU: a view from telecom operators

ETNO – 20 JULY 2022

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ETNO and UNI Europa ICTS consolidate the findings of the 2-year social dialogue projecton Digital Upskilling for All

ETNO – 19 JULY 2022

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Skills partnership launched in effort to meet Digital Decade targets

EURACTIV – 19 JULY 2022

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GSMA, ETNO keep heat on EU over network costs

MOBILE WORLD LIVE – 18 JULY 2022

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Breko press statement on large tech companies' contribution to the roll-out costs of digital infrastructures in Europe

BREKO – 18 JULY 2022

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AI Act: Czech Presidency pushes narrower AI definition, shorter high-risk list

EURACTIV – 18 JULY 2022

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UK government to set out AI regulation plans

TECH MONITOR – 18 JULY 2022

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EU institutions agree on governance framework for the digital transition

EURACTIV – 14 JULY 2022

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Focus on

Joint EU and national telecom sector
statement on “fair contribution”

 

To inaugurate the Czech Presidency of the Council, EU and national associations AOMR (RO), APMS (CZ), AssoTelecomunicazioni (IT), ATI (BG), DigitalES (SP), ETNO (EU), Fédération Française des Télécoms (FR), and the GSMA Europe (EU) released a joint statement emphasising committment to achieve the ambitious EU Digital Decade Targets, which include the roll-out of “gigabit connectivity for everyone and 5G everywhere by 2030”.

The statement called on European policymakers to promote swift policy intervention and to help ensure that big tech companies contribute their fair share to growing the EU Internet ecosystem, especially in the context of continuous data traffic increases. All European network operators investing in gigabit networks – no matter whether alternative or traditional, small or big – should be able to rely on a fair and proportionate contribution by big tech companies to the network costs they generate with their traffic.

Such action can – and should – be achieved in full respect of Europe’s EU Open Internet principles, as this is expected to strongly benefit users via network upgrades, to reinforce internet infrastructure and to be fully compatible with unrestricted access to all lawful content and applications on the internet.

The signatories called on Ministers as well as EU policymakers to stand firm in supporting and advancing the principle of “fair and proportionate contribution”, which will be instrumental in sustaining and growing the EU internet ecosystem.

  Find the full statement at the link below!

 

MORE HERE
Video

Key takeaways from Digital Assembly 2022


 The Digital Assembly 2022 is an event co-organised by the European Commission and the French Presidency, focusing primarily on issues related to EU sovereignty and autonomy. See the main takeaways as relayed by DG CONNECT’s Thibaut Kleiner – including Tech4Ukraine, the metaverse, microelectronics and cloud services.

Watch the full video at the link below!
WATCH HERE
Reports

Lessons from the DSA and DMA for the next phase of the EU's tech agenda

GLOBAL COUNSEL – JULY 2022

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ECSO Technical Paper on Distributed Ledger Technologies

ECSO – JUNE 2022

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Facts & Figures

Electronic Industry Drives Robotics Revenue

Twitterati

@ETNOAssociation

Tomorrow at 15.45 (UTC -4 🇺🇸) @LiseFuhr will participate in the debate "How to make progress with Transatlantic collaboration for emerging technologies: #AI, #Quantum, #5G & R&D cooperation?", held in the framework of @TPNOnline's #TransatlanticWeek2022 in Washington DC.
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@LiseFuhr

It was a pleasure to join the #DigitalSummit by @AsocDigitales! EU needs to learn from the successful Spanish case on rolling out #VHCN and fast fixed broadband networks, almost at double speed compared to the EU average. Watch the video in #ETNODigital: https://bit.ly/3OTFRsK
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@ThierryBreton

We have a deal on the 2030 #DigitalPolicy Programme! Congrats to EU Parliament & Council. This deal means:
- EU’s digital decade targets embedded in the law
- Monitoring & cooperation mechanism to reach targets
- A new tool to support multi country projects
#EU2022CZ

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@GDCoalition

Are you an #SME with an innovative solution that could help foster energy independence & sustainability? @EU_Growth with @EUdigitalsme & @EU_EISMEA will launch workshops on innovative solutions to help industry become energy independent. https://bit.ly/38Q2lee #GetDigitalEU
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@SamuelStolton

Digital Markets Act (DMA) just passed the final hurdle in the legislative process after EU Agriculture ministers issued their approval of the text. Next up - it'll appear freshly printed in the EU official journal. https://t.co/1FPgNBtR2h
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TECH

Netflix loses almost a million subscribers

BBC – 20 JULY 2022

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Google Cloud data center in London faces outage on UK's hottest day

REUTERS – 19 JULY 2022

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Telefonica and Ericsson demo 5G network slicing for diverse use cases

TOTAL TELECOM – 18 JULY 2022

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TikTok's global security chief to step down

REUTERS – 15 JULY 2022

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MTN in talks to buy Telkom as South Africa’s telecoms market consolidates

FINANCIAL TIMES – 15 JULY 2022

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Events
AUGUST
PFOE,
25 – 28 AUGUST 2022, Mariager

Political Festival of Europe

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SEPTEMBER
EUROPEAN INTERNET FORUM,
6 SEPTEMBER 2022, BRUSSELS

The EU Artificial Intelligence Act: potential impact beyond high-risk applications

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WIK,
6 – 7 SEPTEMBER 2022, BRUSSELS

WIK Conference 2022: New Rules for the Digital Decade

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CENTER FOR DATA INNOVATION,
13 SEPTEMBER 2022, ONLINE

Should the EU Regulate General-Purpose AI Systems?

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EURACTIV,
20 SEPTEMBER 2022, HYBRID

EU CYBERSECURITY AND RESILIENCE – WHAT CHALLENGES TO CREATE A COMMON FRAMEWORK?

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FORUM GLOBAL,
21 – 22 SEPTEMBER, ONLINE

6G Global Summit

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FINANCIAL TIMES,
26 SEPTEMBER 2022, HYBRID

TECH & POLITICS FORUM

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Informa Tech,
27 – 28 SEPTEMBER 2022, Berlin

GLOBAL CARRIER BILLING SUMMIT 2022

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