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26 October 2017 - Edition n.79
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POLICY - FOCUS ON - VIDEO MEMBERS SPOTLIGHT - REPORTS - FACTS & FIGURES - TWITTERATI - TECH - EVENTS
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POLICY
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European telco chiefs protest over proposed new rule
FT - 19 October 2017
EU members aim for end-2018 completion of Digital Single Market legislation
Telecom Paper – 25 October 2017
EU plans aid to prosecute hackers and support member states
EurActiv – 24 October 2017
Commission nudges countries on spectrum
Politico - 23 October 2017
Switzerland expected to adopt e-Gov strategy update sooner than planned
Telecom Paper – 23 October 2017
EU cybersecurity chief: Now is the time to discuss liability
EurActiv – 23 October 2017
Largest Parliament group wants to repeal e-privacy mandate
Politico - 23 October 2017
Taxing the digital economy could slow progress on tax harmonisation
EurActiv – 20 October 2017
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FOCUS ON
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ETNO elects new Chair, launches digital leadership plans for 2018

The Members and Observers of ETNO met on 26 of October in Dubrovnik for the 54th General Assembly. The gathering – chaired by Croatia’s leading telecom operator Hrvatski Telekom – launched ETNO’s vision for 2018 and elected Telia Company’s Phillip Malloch as the new Chairman of the ETNO Executive Board.

Incoming Chair Phillip Malloch said: “I am proud and honoured to chair ETNO, which has been the leading voice of the EU industry for the past 25 years. I thank all the members and observers for their trust. I also express all my gratitude to the outgoing Chairman Steven Tas, from whom I inherit a stronger Association as well as positive and reliable partnerships with all of ETNO’s key stakeholders”.

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#ThinkDigital interview: Phillip Malloch, new ETNO Chair
ETNO Association has just elected Phillip Malloch, Vice-President - Head of Group Public Affairs, Telia Company, as the new ETNO Chairman for 2018. In this #ThinkDigital video interview, Mr. Malloch speaks about the “telco of the future” and has a message for the European regulators and policy-makers.
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MEMBERS SPOTLIGHT
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VIVACOM
Integrated Report for 2016

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ETNO's member in Bulgaria, VIVACOM, published its first Integrated Annual Report in 2016 with all the secrets to become the national number one telecoms reference.
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REPORTS
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Study on spectrum assignment in the European Union
European Commission – October 2017
Analytical report 8: The future of open data portals
European Data Portal – October 2017
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FACTS & FIGURES
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58 % of women and 60 % of men use internet banking

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By European Commission
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@Ansip_EU
Wide debate on #eprivacy right now. I see a lot of misunderstandings, let me clarify a few things (& further info: http://bit.ly/2i99Kd5)  Link to tweet

 

@ETNOAssociation
We spend a large part of our time in buildings. By 2030, many will be #SmartBuildings. Discover more in the report: https://goo.gl/XJTyVV Link to tweet

 

@GabrielMariya
#5G is crucial 4 citizens & businesses. MS must commit on effective coordinated spectrum policy. We can’t repeat same mistakes of 2G 3G 4G Link to tweet

 

@Orange_Brussels
To achieve a Gigabit Society, bold decisions are needed at #EU level to deliver & support network investment #EECC @DSMeu Link to tweet
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TECH
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Amazon to sell smart locks so it can slip packages into your home
Reuters – 25 October 2017
This map shows how few self-driving cars are actually on the road today
The Verge - 23 October 2017
‘Pay with Google’ arrives to speed up checkout
The Verge – 23 October 2017
Companies must use AI—or else
WSJ – 23 October 2017
What can Leonardo da Vinci teach us about tech?
Recode – 23 October 2017
Facial recognition gains grounds in Europe, among big-brother fears
EurActiv – 20 October 2017
Alphabet’s Project Loon deploys LTE balloons in Puerto Rico
The Verge - 20 October 2017
Ericsson and Magyar Telekom demonstrate first 5G link in Hungary
Ericsson - 19 October 2017
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EVENTS
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EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation, 27 October 2017, Brussels
Total Telecom, 31 October – 01 November 2017, London
Strategy & opportunity for global telecoms
CEPS, 07 November 2017, Brussels
Regional Internet Development Dialogue: Will the internet benefit all Europeans?
IAPP, 08 – 09 November 2017, Brussels
IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2017
Think Digital Summit, 28 November 2017, Egmont Palace, Brussels 
Think Digital - How can we shape the digital future of Europe? 
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  • BH Telecom
  • BT
  • CYTA (Cyprus Telecommunications Authority)
  • Deutsche Telekom AG
  • Eir
  • Elisa Communications Corporation
  • GO Plc (Malta)
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  • Koninklijke KPN
  • Magyar Telekom
  • Makedonski Telekom
  • Orange
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  • POST Group
  • Proximus
  • Síminn (Iceland Telecom Ltd.)
  • Slovak Telekom
  • Swisscom
  • TDC
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  • Telecom Italia
  • Telefónica
  • TELEKOM ROMANIA COMMUNICATIONS S.A.
  • Telekom Slovenije
  • Telenor
  • Telia Company
  • Turk Telekom
  • Vivacom
  • AT&T
  • Cisco
  • Ericsson
  • Huawei
  • Nokia
  • Qualcomm Europe Inc.
  • Verizon

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