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03 May 2016
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Today is Tomorrow’s Yesterday: Innovation in the Digital Single Market
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Dear #ETNODigital readers, 

Innovation is increasingly becoming part of the discussion surrounding digital policies. 

We have prepared a wrap-up of recent events and speeches at a moment in which the EU is working full steam on policies and reforms that have the potential to boost Europe’s ability to innovate: 5G, Internet of Things, Broadband Investment, Open Platforms, Standards and much more. 

We hope you enjoy the reading.


The ETNO Team
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POLICYMAKING AND INNOVATION
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Aiming for the highest innovative standards in Europe
ETNO #ThinkDigital, April 2016
Altice Labs showcasing innovation at the Net Futures 2016 event
Helder Biscaia, April 2016 
Making 5G a reality for the connected consumer
Andreas Geiss, April 2016
5G empowering vertical industries
Werner Mohr, April 2016 
Digital industrial leadership: telcos welcome new strategic approach
ETNO, April 2016
Helping Europe to master digital
John Higgins, April 2016
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VIDEOS
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Gunther Oettinger, Commissioner for Digital Economy & Society
“We are at the dawn of a new era of the Internet technologies: an era that will be characterised by the digitisation and connection of everything and everyone.”

 

Andrus Ansip, Vice-President & Commissioner for Digital Single Market
5G, Cloud, IoT, data and Cybersecurity: this will be a year of delivery. The European VP for the DSM outlines the legislative actions that are in the pipeline for 2016. 
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Lise Fuhr, ETNO Director General
“The Digital Single Market Strategy is the opportunity to ask ourselves: How can we help deployment of broadband, improve the investment environment and make new, innovative services for citizens?”

 

The Highlights 
Super-broadband, smarter transports and ubiquitous high-quality media: this is how we see the future.

 
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ETNO AT NET FUTURES 2016
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ETNO’s Director General on driving growth in the Digital Single Market

Lise Fuhr, ETNO, April 2016

ETNO’s task, ambition and focus are clear: we need to build the digital spine of the Continent and provide new, innovative and exciting communication services.


Continue reading the speech. 
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From left to right: Helder Biscaia, Altice Labs; Glenn Festraets, Proximus; Steven Tas, ETNO
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Visitors find out what superfast broadband networks will mean for them.
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TELCOS INNOVATING FOR THE FUTURE
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Telia Company and Ericsson go 5G
The partnership will bring 5G services to customers in 2018 by combining the TeliaSonera network with Ericsson technology. Potential 5G applications could include e-health, connected cars, better network performance…

 

Orange boosting European Industry through IoT
This paper outlines some policy issues behind the IoT and ways policy makers can increase the benefit Europeans will derive from these new technologies.

 

5G vision and roadmap to key standards
5G vision and roadmap to key standards: Telefonica welcomes the European Commission Communication on ICT Standardisation Priorities as part of its set of initiatives regarding its first industry-related package 5G is one of the priorities domains.

 

The city as a platform for Digital Transformation
The digital revolution is leading us to a hyper-connected world and a sharing society. Hence, the Smart City concept, at the confluence of these two mega-trends is especially relevant.    

 

Swisscom and Ericsson reach unprecedented speeds
A first for Europe: Swisscom achieves 1 Gbps speeds on the mobile broadband network. The new capabilities meet customer requirements as the volume of data that is transferred over Swisscom’s mobile broadband network each year continues to double. 
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COMMISSIONERS' SPEECHES ON INNOVATION 
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Commissioner Moedas on supporting Europe's innovators
European Commission, 26 April 2016
Commissioner Oettinger's speech at Net Futures 2016
European Commission, 22 April 2016
Vice-President Ansip's speech at Net Futures 2016
European Commission, 20 April 2016
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Commission sets out path to digitise European industry

Delivering on its Strategy to create a Digital Single Market, the Commission has unveiled its plans to help European industry, SMEs, researchers and public authorities make the most of new technologies. The set of measures will support and link up national initiatives for the digitisation of industry and related services across all sectors and boost investment through strategic partnerships and networks.

Find out more in the Press Release
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Save the date: ETNO-MLex Regulatory Summit 2016 on 24 May
 

As the European Commission is about to present a new set of rules for the European telecom sectors, ETNO and MLex are partnering up to discuss how best to regulate for the user of the future.
 
Participants and experts at the Regulatory Summit 2016 will take a closer look at the Internet of Things, how the mobile and app economy is transforming industries and empowering new services and at the way in which 5G is promising a whole new digital ecosystem, based on powerful and ubiquitous access to broadband networks. 

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