Past events

  • 21

    Telecom companies and the future of digital ecosystems

    ETNO, the Association representing Europe’s leading telecom operators, and GSMA, the organisation representing mobile network operators worldwide, host global and European telecom representatives at a seminar on 21 March dedicated to policy professionals in the sector.

    This initiative brings together the global telecom community to discuss policy topics that are relevant to telecom organisations based in Europe and beyond. The topics include: global and European perspectives on the future of the electronic communications sector and its infrastructure as well as the evolving role of the telecoms in the Internet ecosystem.

    In total, 23 organisations from 14 countries/territories are expected to attend the seminar on 21 March.

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  • 02

    The State of Digital Communications Report 2023

    Europe’s digital infrastructure is high on the political agenda since the first days of the new year. At the same time, other regions of the world have made significant progress on digital connectivity. How does Europe score on achieving the 2030 Digital Decade targets on connectivity? On which metrics does Europe have a lead over other continents? Where does Europe lag behind?

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  • 26

    30 years of Telcos in Brussels

    Why was 1992 a crucial year for our digital future? Well.. it is when the first hand-size mobile phone was launched and dial-up internet commercialized. Also, 1992 was the year ETNO, Europe’s leading telecom association, was founded.

    On September 26, join us for an exclusive reception in Brussels, from 6 PM onwards at Mont des Arts 28. Upon registration, guests will be welcomed with live piano music played by Gabriel Daia - check out his YouTube channel at this link.

    Let's go green: bring us all your old mobile phone devices to be recycled! And do not miss our special 360° video booth, and get an interactive picture of yourself with friends and colleagues.

    The deadline to apply to attend our exclusive Brussels reception through this form expires on 23/9 at 4pm CET

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  • 23

    Digital Upskilling for All! Final Conference

    After two successful virtual events, ETNO and UNI Europa are pleased to invite you to join on-line our final conference of the project Digital Upskilling For All! (DUFA) in Lisbon, Portugal, on 23-24 May 2022.

    This event intends at consolidating the results from the project research and the previous round table discussions as well as to expand the debate on digital upskilling pathways for other diversities in the telecom/ICT sector. It will include panel discussions, workshops, brainstorming and networking to foster the understanding of our experts on Digital upskilling, diversity, and inclusion. Its programme is available here.

    Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English, Spanish, French, Polish, Portuguese. Registration is completely for free and will remain open until Wednesday 18 May.

    The Agenda of the conference is available at this link

    Practical details on how to follow the conference

    • Remote attendance via Zoom:
      ID webinar: 829 0429 9664

    • Interpretation (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian) via the mobile application by scanning the QR codes below:

    DUFA QR app

    Once downloaded, enter event code DUFA and enter PIN code 2022
    Press PLAY on the channel that you wish to listen to. If necessary, press PLAY
    While you listen to interpretation, you are still able to use your smartphone.

    • In-person attendance:

    The venue is Lisbon Marriott Hotel, located 10 min walk from the closest Metro station 
    The event is hybrid. Interpretations via the mobile application will be provided in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian.
    If you plan to follow interpretations, bring your own headsets and phone chargers / spare batteries. Participants will use their own devices.

    Here is a link to the relevant milestones of the DUFA Project!


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  • 16

    Europe’s Internet Ecosystem: Is Everybody Contributing Their Fair Share?

    16 May, 10:15 - 12:00pm CET, Sofitel Brussels Europe & online

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  • 21

    EU Digital Decade: From Targets to Enforcement

    21 March 2022, 9h45am – 12h00pm CET

    Hybrid event, Online and Square de Meeûs 5, Brussels

    Video recording:

    One year after the launch of the EU Digital Decade Targets in March 2021, ETNO invites you to join an event organized under the high patronage of the French Presidency of the Council of the EU.

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  • 23

    State of Digital Communications: Members’ Webinar with Analysys Mason

    Webinar on 23 February, 10:00 - 11:15am CET

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  • 27

    Setting the WACC in Low Interest Environments: Bridging Theory and Practice

    27 January, webinar

    10:00am - 3:00pm CET 

    ETNO and The Florence School of Regulation Communications and Media organise a joint seminar to explore concrete theoretical and empirical questions related to WACC setting in regulated environments and to gather views from a diverse set of stakeholders.

    The Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) is commonly used to assess the profitability of an investment or to value assets or companies. It is a key financial parameter in corporate decision-making. In regulated environments, such as the telco or the energy sectors, sectoral regulators set the WACC, mostly for cost-oriented products, and it is an important component of the pricing of such products. It is hence of utmost importance that WACC values used by the regulators are set at an appropriate level to provide the right incentives for regulated entities and their competitors, and more broadly for the consumers.

    The Seminar will be divided into two parts: the first explores the methodological issues concerning the setting of WACC in the telecoms sector, while the second focuses on potential challenges to its application in the future.


    10.00 - 10.30 Stephen Howard | Partner, Communications Chambers

    10.30 - 12.00 Panel I: Setting WACC in the Telecoms Sector: Methodology

    Moderator: Anna Pisarkiewicz | Research Fellow, EUI


    • Annegret Groebel | Chair of the working group ‘remedies’, BEREC/ Director of International Relations, BNetzA
    • Daniel Kapp | Senior Team Lead, Capital markets, Directorate General Monetary Policy, ECB
    • Silas Norbjerg | Case Handler, Unit B3, Markets, DG CNECT European Commission
    • Richard Stehle | Professor, Humboldt University
    • Fadhel Lakhoua | Director, EU and Economics, Regulatory Affairs, Orange

    12.00 - 13.00 Lunch break

    13.00 - 15.00 Roundtable

    The future of WACC

    Moderator: Philippe Defraigne | Director, Cullen International


    • Kamila Kloc | Deputy Director, Head of Unit B.3 | Markets, DG CNECT, European Commission 
    • Erzsébet Fitori | Group Head of EU Affairs and Relations,  Vodafone
    • Ulrich Hege | Professor, Toulouse School of Economics (TSE)
    • Brian Williamson | Partner, Communications Chambers
    • Fernando Cordero | Equity Research Analyst, Executive Director, Grupo Santander

    You can register at this link .

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  • 12

    Transatlantic Tech Partnerships: Competitiveness and Collaboration in Global Digital Markets

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