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November 12

European Policies

DG Connect hosts telecoms hearing
European Commission (Nov 11, 2015) DG Connect of the European Commission hosted yesterday their public hearing on the Review of the Telecoms Framework. Speeches highlighted how incentives to investment, innovation and competition will be at the heart of the review.     read more...
ETNO elects new DG, BT joins board
Telecom Paper (Nov 6, 2015) Industry group ETNO's members have elected Lise Fuhr as their new director-general, from 01 January 2016.     read more...
ETNO Contribution to the Public Consultation on the draft BEREC Report on enabling the Internet of Things BoR (15) 141
ETNO (Nov 12, 2015) Machine-to-Machine (M2M) / Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the fastest growing technological phenomenon with new solutions introduced on all walks of life from the automotive to utilities and health services     read more...
BT hits back at Vodafone monopoly claims, Sky re-enters fray
Computer Business Review (Nov 11, 2015) BT has hit back at claims by Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao that it is trying to "remonopolise" the telecoms sector."The UK is one of the most competitive telecoms markets in the world and it is highly misleading to suggest otherwise. Independent [European Commission] data shows that BT has a 33 per cent market share, one of the lowest in Europe.     read more...
Telekom im Gewinnrausch - Höttges treibt Netzausbau voran
Die Welt (Nov 5, 2015) Die eingeschlagene Strategie der Telekom mit hohen Investitionen in schnelle Netze zahlt sich für den Konzern zunehmend aus.     read more...
Storify – Public Hearing on the 360° review of telecoms rules
Storify (Nov 11, 2015) All the most important tweets regarding yesterday's public hearing on the 360° review of telecoms rules     read more...
eGov Plan, Commission consults
European Commission (Oct 30, 2015) The European Commission is consulting on the 2016-2020 eGovernment Action Plan, considered as a milestone of the Digital Single Market Strategy. Andrus Ansip said: “There is no reason why people have to queue, fill in countless paper forms     read more...
Oettinger: Deal on cybersecurity directive close
Euractiv (Nov 10, 2015) EU Digital Commissioner Günther Oettinger said yesterday (9 November) that an agreement on new, long-awaited cybersecurity legislation is only “days or weeks” away.     read more...
Belgian court orders Facebook to stop tracking non-members
The Guardian (Nov 10, 2015) A Belgian court on Monday gave Facebook 48 hours to stop tracking internet users who do not have accounts with the social network or risk fines of up to €250,000 a day.     read more...

US & Global Policies

Commission wants new Safe Harbour deal within three months
Euractiv (Nov 6, 2015) The European Commission wants to have a new data sharing arrangement with the US within the next three months.     read more...
T-Mobile Video Plan Could Test F.C.C.’s New Net Neutrality Rules
The New York Times (Nov 11, 2015) A new plan from T-Mobile USA to allow unlimited streaming of some video services may become the first test of the federal government’s rules to prevent favoritism on the Internet.     read more...
U.S. regulators reject push for 'Do Not Track' Internet rules
Reuters (Nov 7, 2015) U.S. regulators rejected an effort on Friday to force Google, Facebook and other popular web sites to honor "Do Not Track" requests from users, in a setback for digital privacy advocates.     read more...
F.C.C. Sides With Hot Spots, and Hospitality Industry Feels a Chill
The New York Times (Nov 10, 2015) Fed up with Internet charges that can range into six figures, more meeting planners are instead using mobile hot spots to connect at conferences and conventions. But their efforts have at times been stymied, when the venues have electronically blocked the transmissions.     read more...
Judge calls for NSA to halt phone records program
The Hill (Nov 11, 2015) A federal judge on Monday called for the Obama administration to immediately halt its controversial collection of Americans’ phone records, mere days before the contested program is set to end.     read more...
Governments have gone to war on Internet freedom
Tech Policy Daily (Nov 9, 2015) The Internet has been doing too good of a job promoting freedom, international cooperation, and the exchange of ideas. So much so that governments around the world are fighting back.     read more...

Blogs & Opinions

The digital revolution demands a politics update
Politico (Nov 9, 2015) The EU safe harbor ruling is a wake-up call for digital economy governance.     read more...
Impact du nombre d’opérateurs mobiles sur l’investissement
Orange (Nov 6, 2015) Le fait de savoir si des marchés mobiles plus concentrés peuvent accroitre l’investissement dans les réseaux et le bien-être du consommateur est actuellement l’objet d’une controverse publique.     read more...
The Cyberthreat Under the Street
The New York Times (Nov 7, 2015) Within the last year there have been 16 so-called fiber cuts in the San Francisco Bay Area. According to the F.B.I., someone or some group has been going through manholes to sever fiber optic cables that supply telecommunications to large sections of the region     read more...
Astro Teller : « Pour innover, il ne faut pas avoir peur d'échouer »
Les Echos (Nov 9, 2015) Google X s'est spécialisé dans les défis technologiques, que vous appelez « moonshots » (tirs vers la Lune). Comment les choisissez-vous ?     read more...
Personal data — your digital life in their hands
The Financial Times (Nov 6, 2015) The issue of who controls our personal data has never been more critical. Hacking attacks on businesses such as UK telecoms groups TalkTalk and Vodafone, US bank JPMorgan Chase and the US retailers Target and Home Depot demonstrate we can never be entirely sure that the details we offer companies will remain within their grasp.     read more...

Digital Economy

Estonia, Italy, Germany are Europioneers
European Commission (Nov 12, 2015) Three web entrepreneurs have been named “Europioneers” by Vice-Presiden Katainen, who stressed that ‘The digital economy has a huge growth potential     read more...
Ericsson, Cisco Partner to 'Digitize Entire Countries'
eWeek (Nov 9, 2015) Realistically, the agreement appears to boost both companies to a new, even larger-picture-level in the world of IoT networking.     read more...
Telekom wird Daten-Treuhänder für Microsoft Cloud in Deutschland
Deutsche Telekom (Nov 11, 2015) Microsoft macht die Deutsche Telekom zum Treuhänder für ihr Cloud-Angebot in Deutschland.     read more...
Orange to sell its stake in Telkom Kenya to Helios Investment Partners
Telecoms (Nov 10, 2015) The Orange Group is to sell its entire 70% stake in Telkom Kenya, the nation’s third biggest mobile operator and Kenya’s incumbent fixed line operator, to Helios Investment Partners.     read more...
UK govt plans 10 Mbps broadband USO
Telecom Paper (Nov 8, 2015) The UK government plans to introduce a 10 Mbps broadband universal service obligation (USO), giving everyone a legal right to request a 10 Mbps connection by the end of the current Parliament.     read more...
Euro consortium to develop cloud-based 5G
Telecoms (Nov 9, 2015) A new consortium of technology vendors and academics is collaborating on a project to build future 5G mobile networks on superfluid (AKA cloud) principles     read more...
Jean-Marie Messier : «Nous allons vers un monde prodigue»
Le Figaro (Nov 8, 2015) L'ex-patron de Vivendi juge que la révolution technologique s'accélère et appelle l'Europe et la France à se réformer d'urgence. Il salue ces sociétés françaises qui bougent.     read more...
Portugal Telecom to bring fibre to 3 million more homes
Telecom Paper (Nov 6, 2015) Portugal Telecom has presented its strategic goal of expanding its fibre-optic network to an additional 3 million homes and businesses. A total of 30,000 km of fibre-optic cable will be built in five years,     read more...

Technology Trends

Innovation at the edge depends on innovation at the core
Tech Policy Daily (Nov 12, 2015) America’s high-tech industries are delivering some amazing innovations, but how long can they keep this up if networks are running 20th-century technology?     read more...
2016 Predictions: Key Trends Will Transform Mobile Engagement
Huffington Post (Nov 11, 2015) 2016 will be the most consequential year for companies on the path to customer obsession, and that includes adapting to empowered customers who expect to get anything they want immediately, in context on their mobile devices.     read more...
Self-driving cars will rule the roads in 2030, says Internet of Things visionary
CNET (Nov 11, 2015) Self-driving cars nicely embody the vision of the Internet of Things, as they're expected to pack multiple sensors that will communicate their presence and observe their immediate environment.     read more...
Happy? Sad? Forget age, Microsoft can now guess your emotions
The Guardian (Nov 11, 2015) Microsoft unveils beta tool on its website that guesses people’s emotions through facial recognition software. But how does that make you feel?     read more...
Uber partners with TomTom after failing to acquire Nokia’s maps
The Verge (Nov 12, 2015) Uber will begin using mapping data from the navigation company TomTom, under a partnership announced Thursday. Under the multi-year deal, the San Francisco-based ride-hailing service will license TomTom's maps and traffic data for use in its smartphone app. Financial terms were not disclosed.     read more...

Focus on

The Industrial Internet Era, a Politico event presented by ETNO
Brussels (November 26, 2015)
focus on
Can the Industrial Internet deliver on its promise to turn Europe’s traditional industries around? Last chance to register for the conference next week! Discover the full programme.     read more...


FT-ETNO Summit 2015: Wolfgang Bock from BCG on how to build a Digital Single Market
(October 13, 2015)

Press Releases

Swisscom increases revenue and adjusted operating income (EBITDA) (Nov 5, 2015)
“Price reductions for roaming fees, currency effects and more intense competition characterised our business in the third quarter,” said CEO Urs Schaeppi.

Orange increases its FTTH coverage ambition in Spain to reach 14 million households by 2020 (Nov 4, 2015)
The total accumulated investment for the full deployment of Orange’s fiber network in Spain will reach between 1.5 and 1.7 billion euros.

Telefónica global technology centres yield first tangible offering with a new generation of fibre connected devices (Nov 10, 2015)
Telefónica has announced today that the first phase of a new working model has been completed with the creation of Global Centres aimed at delivering operational excellence.

Deutsche Telekom launches its Instagram account (Nov 11, 2015)
Deutsche Telekom strengthens its presence on Social Media and takes first steps on Instagram with its new corporate account.

Olivetti: From the P101 to the 3D-S2 printer, 50 years of Italian innovation on show in New York (Nov 11, 2015)
Olivetti is participating in a special edition of “Make in Italy - The Exhibition” on the other side of the Atlantic, to be held from 13 to 25 November at the Italian Institute of Culture in New York.


Digital Business Means Platform Business
Gartner (November 9, 2015)

Survey of more than 100,000 Americans: 52% want the Internet to be more trustworthy
National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) (November 5, 2015)

Eir Connected Living Survey 2015
Connected Living Survey (November 2015)

IAB Internet Advertising Revenue Report
PricewaterhouseCoopers for IAB (October 2015)

Emerging Cyber Threats Report 2016
Georgia Institute of Technology (November 2015)


Top threats to mobile security and what you can do to prevent them


Next Week

IoT World Forum 2015 (Nov 18 - 19, 2015)

UBS Global Technology Conference 2015 (Nov 16 - 18, 2015)
San Francisco

LTE North America 2015 (Nov 17 - 19, 2015)

LTE Africa 2015 (Nov 17 - 19, 2015)
Cape Town

MVNOs Industry Summit USA (Nov 18, 2015)


Mobile Convention Brussels
Brussels (Nov 24, 2015)

The Industrial Internet Era
Brussels (Brussels )

FTTH Conference 2016
Luxembourg (Feb 16 - 18, 2016)

Mobile World Congress
Barcelona (Feb 22 - 25, 2016)

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