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?
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
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:
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.
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!
16 May, 10:15 - 12:00pm CET, Sofitel Brussels Europe & online
21 March 2022, 9h45am – 12h00pm CET
Hybrid event, Online and Square de Meeûs 5, Brussels
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.
Webinar on 23 February, 10:00 - 11:15am CET
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 .
November 4, 2021 ∫ 16.00-17.30 CET
In cooperation with Vodafone and Nokia
The International Chamber of Commerce Forum is organizing two weeks of conferences for the COP26, “Make Climate Action Everyone’s Business”, between 1–13 November 2021. This will bring together a diverse network of over 10,000 participants from the public and private sectors to align their climate ambitions and actions for the next decade. Featuring partner-hosted sessions from more than 60 leading businesses, industry associations and non-governmental organisations, the forum will also help to catalyze coherent policy dialogue on critical climate, energy and environment related issues. Discussion themes include enabling sustainable supply chains, scaling climate finance, leveraging sustainable innovation and developing effective carbon pricing mechanisms.
In this context, ETNO is leading a session entitled “Digital Solutions to Environmental Problems: Use cases, Policy approaches” which will take place the 4th of November from 16.00 to 17.00. This event will focus on explaining why digital solutions will help to address sustainability issues. During the first part of the event, we will present leading use cases on the use of ICT to address environmental issues.
The second part of the event will include a discussion on policy approaches to green connectivity.
- Lise Fuhr, Director General, ETNO
- Carlota Reyners Fontana, Head of Unit of the Electronic Communications, European Commission
- Jacques de Vos, Mezzanine, CEO
- Liana Ault, Energy Innovation CTO, Nokia
- Sara Nordbrand, Head of Group Sustainability, Telia Company
- Thijs Elling, Industry Innovation Lead - New Business & Industry Strategy, SAP
You can register to this event by following this link.
A conversation with telecom stakeholders
Brussels, 22.10.2021, 9.30-12.00 CEST, hybrid event