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23 November 2017 - Edition n. 83
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POLICY - FOCUS ON - VIDEO REPORT - FACTS & FIGURES - TWITTERATI - TECH - EVENTS
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POLICY
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Vestager: EU will act if OECD fails on taxing internet giants
EurActiv – 21 November 2017
MEP Michał Boni: ‘We have to win the war against fake news’
EurActiv – 21 November 2017
Austrian operators want cheaper auction for 5G than for LTE
Telecom Paper – 20 November 2017
Companies face high cost to meet new EU data protection rules
FT – 19 November 2017
The battle for control of data could be just starting
Tech Crunch – 19 November 2017
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FOCUS ON
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Why Spain is a case study for super-fast broadband

Europe needs more high speed broadband networks. Spain is indeed different when it comes to the deployment of ultra-fast broadband networks. In a relatively short period, the country’s telecom operators have laid out fibre-optic cables reaching 31 million premises. 

By September 2017, Telefónica had passed 18.6 million premises with fibre in Spain, making it the biggest FTTH network in Europe. It has been the fastest country to develop a fibre-to-the-home technology (FTTH) network in Europe, thanks to the right competitive and regulatory conditions. By 2016, about 63% of Spanish households had access to ultra-fast broadband.

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VIDEO
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Smart telecom insights from the Digital Unconference 1.0  in Sofia
Learn about the role of smart telecoms as a “Platform for the Future” from Atanas Dobrev, CEO of Vivacom, Boris Maurer, Managing Director and Leader of Digital Transformation in TMT, Accenture, and Marta Capelo, Director of Public Policy, ETNO.
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REPORT
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Standardisation to support digitisation
European Commission – October 2017
Technology Vision 2017
Accenture – 2017
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FACTS & FIGURES
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Innovation and digital in education

By European Commission
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@ETNOAssociation
“Automated and connected driving (#CAD) is a very good example of what [#digital] is, what we can do with this nice #technology” states @LiseFuhr in a Q&A interview w/ @Politicoeurope’s @laurenscerulus, featuring @afke1 and @BonefeldCecilia: https://goo.gl/Lirhkt  #WomeninTech Link to tweet

 

@DSMeu
We work together with ICT companies, NGOs, media & @UNICEF to create a #saferinternet for kids. Learn about the "Alliance to better protect minors online" http://bit.ly/2jRtG5W  #sif2017 Link to tweet

 

@agropelli
"#EU countries are putting their #prosperity at risk by spending too little on #digital & transport #infrastructure after years of chronic under-investment" https://www.ft.com/cont… via @FT Link to tweet

 

@ETNOAssociation
The @GSMAPolicy - ETNO response to @BERECeuropaeu Consultation on Monitoring Mobile Coverage is now available online at this link: https://goo.gl/NU8Rjf  📱📶 Link to tweet

 

@BTGroup
Our CEO Gavin Patterson “It’s clear that we must take concerted action to ensure young people can thrive in this new digital world.” #TechLiteracy Link to tweet

 

@Gonzalo_LB
Regulation & Policies can foster development and innovation. When right framework in place ultra high broadband becomes a reality. Check Spanish success case in deployment of Fibre To The Home #FTTH https://goo.gl/D5ijuR  @TefPublicPolicy @ETNOAssociation @POLITICOEurope Link to tweet
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TECH
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Telecoms versus carmakers in race to get connected
FT – 13 November 2017
Swisscom to become a member of a new joint venture for e-ID
Telecom Paper - 22 November 2017
South Africa: GovChat brings government closer the people
allAfrica - 22 November 2017
Are we there yet? Current state of the smart home market
EurActiv – 21 November 2017
Volvo Cars to supply Uber with up to 24,000 self-driving cars
Reuters – 20 November 2017
Toronto begins sharing traffic data with Waze, and vice versa
Tech Crunch - 20 November 2017
Cutting-edge communication network vital for digitalisation
EurActiv – 20 November 2017
Airlines have your personal data, and they’re using it
Bloomberg - 16 November 2017
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EVENTS
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NCP, 24 November 2017, Brussels
Knowledge4Innovation, 27 November – 1 December 2017, Brussels
9th European Innovation Summit
Think Digital Summit, 28 November 2017, Brussels 
Think Digital - How can we shape the digital future of Europe? 
The Economist - 28 November 2017, Brussels
Digital Openness in Europe
Bruegel, 29 November 2017, Brussels
Antitrust concerns in digital markets
Lexxion, 30 November 2017, Brussels
Does Competition Law Need an Update for Online Markets?
ETNO - 07 December 2017, Brussels
#ThinkDigital Debate: Telecoms, an ever-evolving industry - ETNO-IDATE Annual Economic Report 2017
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