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21 April 2016 - Edition n.15
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POLICY - FOCUS ON - REPORTS - VIDEO - FACTS & FIGURES - TWITTERATI - VIEWS - TECH - EVENTS
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POLICY
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Commission sets out path to digitise European industry
European Commission - 19 April 2016
Google warns red tape threatens European tech sector
Financial Times - 17 April 2016
Antitrust: Commission opens formal investigation against Google in relation to Android mobile operating system
European Commission - 15 April 2016
EU wants more transparency in web search results
Reuters - 15 April 2016
Ansip fires back against member states’ push to limit digital content portability
EurActiv - 15 April 2016
Parliament approves privacy rules after record number of amendments
EurActiv - 14 April 2016
Europe’s Privacy Watchdogs Call for Changes to U.S. Data-Transfer Deal
New York Times - 13 April 2016
Copyright fight club 
Politico - 13 April 2016
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FOCUS ON
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Digital industrial leadership: telcos welcome new strategic approach

ETNO welcomes the European Commission plans on “A European strategy for digital industrial leadership within a Digital Single Market”. These comprehensive, future-oriented plans on cloud, ICT standards, IoT and digital government recognise that digital is re-shaping the approach to industrial policies as a whole.

Steven Tas, Chairman of ETNO, said: “In just a few years, digitalisation can add fresh job and growth opportunities for Europeans. Getting broadband investment and service innovation right is the pre-requisite”.

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REPORTS
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5G vision and roadmap to key standards
Telefonica - April 2016
Report on the public consultation and other consultation activities of the European Commission for the preparation of the EU eGovernment Action Plan 2016-2020
European Commission - April 2016
How Does It All Fit Together? A Look Into Basic VoIP Implementation 
The VoIP Report - April 2016
The digital pressures weighing on telecoms 
McKinsey - April 2016
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VIDEOS
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ETNO Director General Lise Fuhr at Net Futures 2016
Innovation and the delivery of new exciting services to European citizens require the right regulatory framework to facilitate the roll out of high-speed broadband across Europe.
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FACTS & FIGURES
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Smartphone Ownership and Internet Usage Continues to Climb in Emerging Economies

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@NK_OCT_2015
A packed auditorium of innovators, academics, companies, policy makers listened to Lise Fuhr DG @ETNOAssociation http://netfutures201  Link to tweet

 

@Ansip_EU
#DigitalSingleMarket rules should deal with fragmentation to protect our consumers and to help companies. DSM is not about protectionism Link to tweet

 

@StartupsBe
'Tapping into #5G &IoT opportunities'@LiseFuhr #DigitalSingleMarket strategy has the right focus! #netfutures16  Link to tweet

 

@DSMeu
"Governments have a crucial role to ensure that innovators are not blocked by barriers" @LiseFuhr #netfutures16   Link to tweet

 

@CableEurope
Telco reform should enable and not hinder innovation in Europe says @MatthiasKurth #digitalregulationforum Link to tweet
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VIEWS
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EU and the 700 MHz: Open up that band now
The Digital Post - 20 April 2016
Connections, not armies, make countries powerful
Financial Times - 18 April 2016
Brexit would pinch UK tech spend but the EU wouldn't care – survey
The Register - 17 April 2016 
New data protection rules fit for our digital age
EurActiv - 14 April 2016
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TECH
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Swedish mobile giant starts free social media surfing
The Local - 18 April 2016
Nokia, Turk Telekom to develop 5G, IoT
RCR wireless - 18 April 2016
Swisscom launches Health Connect platform in Liechtenstein
Telecom Paper - 15 April 2016
The difference between virtual and augmented reality 
The Economist - 14 April 2016
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EVENTS
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SMARTGREENS, 23 – 25 April 2016, Rome
5th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems
Women in Computing, 25 - 26 April 2016, Brussels
1st European Celebration of Women in Computing
CEPS, 26 April 2016, Brussels
Digital Ecosystem and Economy in Latin America: Challenges, opportunities and comparison with the EU
Bruegel, 26 April 2016, Brussels
Competing with Big Data
M2M World Congress, 26 – 27 April 2016, London
M2M World Congress
Wireless World Research Forum, 26 – 27 April 2016, London
3rd Annual 5G Huddle
European Reform, 27 April 2016, Brussels
New direction launch: next generation telecom policy and the digital single market 
Forum Europe, 17 May 2016, Brussels
Connected Cars Europe conference
ETNO - MLex, 24 May 2016, Brussels
ETNO-MLex Regulatory Summit 2016
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