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November 5

European Policies

EC opens consultation on eGovernment plans
Telecom Paper (Nov 2, 2015) The European Commission announced the start a public consultation on the new eGovernment Action Plan 2016-2020, one of the actions for completing the Digital Single Market.     read more...
ETNO ThinkDigital interview: CEO of VIVACOM talks customers, innovative products and EU regulation ahead of ETNO’s General Assembly in Sofia
ETNO ThinkDigital (Nov 3, 2015) 'Our basic credo is around ubiquitous, fast broadband and convergence.' Atanas Dobrev - Member of the Managing Board and CEO, VIVACOM     read more...
'L'uberisation peut aussi toucher les télécoms', prévient le PDG d'Orange
L'Usine Digitale (Oct 30, 2015) Quelques mois après l'annonce de sa stratégie Essentiels 2020, le PDG d'Orange, Stéphane Richard évoque la transformation numérique de l'opérateur.     read more...
ETNO Response to BEREC Consultation on the 2016 Draft Work Programme (BoR (15) 140)
ETNO (Oct 30, 2015) ETNO and its members support all initiatives aimed at fostering the dialogue between BEREC and stakeholders, such as the Stakeholders’ Forums that BEREC has organized in the past three years.     read more...
Günther Oettinger 'Europa kann eigene IT-Wirtschaft schaffen'
Stuttgarter Nachrichten (Nov 2, 2015) Die USA haben die Basistechnologien des Internets geschaffen. Doch EU-Digitalkommissar Oettinger sieht gute Chancen, dass die Europäer ihre digitale Unterlegenheit überwinden.     read more...
Deutsche Telekom et Huawei, une alliance dans l'IoT ?
Objet Connecte (Nov 4, 2015) Deutsche Telekom annonce qu’il vient de tester le premier réseau commercial en Europe équipé pour communiquer avec des capteurs.     read more...
UK unveils plan to spy on Internet use, raising privacy fears
Euractiv (Nov 5, 2015) Britain unveiled plans on Wednesday (4 November) for sweeping new surveillance powers, including the right to find out which websites people visit, measures which critics denounce as an assault on freedoms.     read more...
Bruselas pregunta a ciudadanos y empresas cómo mejorar servicios públicos en la red y qué les frena
Europa Press (Oct 30, 2015) La Comisión Europa ha lanzado este viernes una consulta pública para recabar de aquí hasta el 22 de enero ideas de los ciudadanos, empresas y las administraciones de los Veintiocho sobre cómo mejorar los servicios públicos electrónicos y qué frena su utilización.     read more...
European Parliament Adopts Resolution In Support Of Satellite-based Global Flight Tracking Primary Spectrum Allocation
PR Newswire (Nov 2, 2015) Aireon LLC applauds the European Parliament for adopting a resolution for the assignment of primary radio spectrum allocation for satellite-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B).     read more...

US & Global Policies

UN countries back roadmap toward 5G networks
Euractiv (Oct 30, 2015) Countries have approved a roadmap for developing a new generation of 5G mobile networks, the United Nations said Thursday (30 October), in what could pave the way for lightning-quick downloads and driverless cars.     read more...
‘Safe Harbour 2’ doesn’t need change on surveillance, top US official insists
Euractiv (Nov 4, 2015) A top US State Department official has rebuffed critics who argue that Europe can only seal a new data sharing deal if US laws enabling electronic surveillance are changed.     read more...
World's biggest tech companies get failing grade on data-privacy rights
The Guardian (Nov 3, 2015) The world’s top tech companies are failing when it comes to privacy and freedom of expression, according to the most comprehensive assessment to date of their user agreement policies.     read more...
Special report: Confusion reigns in wake of safe harbor ruling
Politico (Nov 1, 2015) The European Court of Justice ruled the so-called safe harbor agreement between the United States and the European Union was invalid, forcing more than 4,400 companies, including Facebook and Adobe, to find alternative ways to transfer personal data across the Atlantic.     read more...
Businesses braced for bout of regulation on cyber security
The Financial TImes (Oct 30, 2015) Companies around the world are bracing themselves for an avalanche of cyber security regulation, as governments scramble to introduce rules forcing corporate groups to build stronger defences against catastrophic hacks.     read more...

Blogs & Opinions

Peut-on encore reprendre le contrôle de nos données ?
La Tribune (Oct 30, 2015) Concilier le développement de l'économie numérique, fondée sur l'exploitation des données, et la protection de la vie privée des citoyens, est un casse-tête pour les entreprises et pour les États.     read more...
Europe’s Single-Market Block
Wall Street Journal (2 Nov, 2015) The more Brussels tries to deepen Europe’s single market, the easier it is to see why a single market doesn’t exist. Witness, well, all of last week.     read more...
Le numérique, une priorité nationale pour l'Italie de Renzi
Les Echos (4 Nov, 2015) Si l'Italie peut s'enorgueillir d'un réseau de téléphonie mobile moderne et performant, elle affiche un retard flagrant dans l'Internet à haut débit. Le gouvernement entend y remédier en lançant un ambitieux plan d'investissement en ce domaine.     read more...
It’s time for us to ditch the devices and enjoy a digital detox
Evening Standard (Oct 26, 2015) Thanks for your email. I’m currently on a digital detox, and won’t be checking my inbox this week.” I kid you not, this was the automatic reply I received from a Tech City entrepreneur recently     read more...

Digital Economy

Deutsche Telekom grows Q3 net profit 60%
Telecom Paper (Nov 5, 2015) Deutsche Telekom reported third-quarter revenue up 9.3 percent to EUR 17.1 billion. Growth slowed slightly from previous quarters due     read more...
KPN launches OTT TV service Play for EUR 12 per month
Telecom Paper (Nov 2, 2015) KPN has officially launched its OTT video and TV service Play. Customers can sign up on a dedicated website for a free one-month trial of the service.     read more...
Vivacom revenues up 4% in 9 months to BGN 625 mln
Telecom Paper (Nov 4, 2015) Vivacom reported revenues for the first nine months up 4 percent to BGN 625 million. The company said this is the highest growth in total revenues recorded on a year-on-year basis.     read more...
Nokia Networks clinches billion dollar infrastructure deal with China Mobile
Telecoms (Oct 31, 2015) Nokia Networks is to provide China Mobile with its TD-LTE-Advanced technology and 2G, 3G and 4G core networks, including Voice over LTE (VoLTE), a deal worth €930 million (or 1 billion dollars).     read more...
Green IT is moving beyond environmental characteristics of IT equipment
Computer Business Review (Nov 3, 2015) Organisations are integrating green and sustainability-related initiatives into their core business operations due to the increasing demand from customers, partners and consumers.     read more...
TDC says Danish competition pressure hurts earnings
Reuters (Nov 3, 2015) Telecoms operator TDC confirmed its 2015 outlook but said competitive pressure in its main Danish market is constricting earnings.     read more...

Technology Trends

BlackBerry Unveils an Android-Powered Phone With Security Features
The New York Times (Nov 2, 2015) While Apple’s iPhone first undermined BlackBerry’s position as the leading maker of smartphones, phones using Google’s Android operating system finally relegated it to also-ran status.     read more...
Apple to launch iPhone with 4-inch screen next year, analyst predicts
CNET (Nov 4, 2015) Consumers who find the latest iPhone displays a tad too large for their tastes may get a small victory in 2016.     read more...
Buckle up: Nokia greenlights intelligent transportation system that uses drivers' smartphones
ZDNet (Oct 28, 2015) In what it says is a first, Nokia is about to trial a smart system offering two-way comms between road users and traffic-management hubs using existing commercial mobile networks.     read more...
Robot revolution: rise of 'thinking' machines could exacerbate inequality
The Guardian (Nov 5, 2015) A “robot revolution” will transform the global economy over the next 20 years, cutting the costs of doing business but exacerbating social inequality, as machines take over everything from caring for the elderly to flipping burgers, according to a new study.     read more...
Smart new Gmail Inbox feature replies to your emails automatically
FOX (Nov 3, 2015) Google is introducing a brand-new smart feature to make email even more efficient. Called Smart Replies and available on Inbox by Gmail, the new feature will help you issue fast, personalized responses to emails as they come in.     read more...

Focus on

The Industrial Internet Era, a Politico event presented by ETNO
Brussels (November 26, 2015)
focus on
The Internet has transformed service industries, from taxis to take-out. Now it’s about to hit the heavyweights: manufacturing, energy, transportation… Welcome to the Industrial Internet era.Don't miss the Industrial Internet Era event. Register now.     read more...


FT-ETNO 2015: CEOs from DT, Huawei, Telecom Italia, Nokia & Proximus discuss broadband deployment
(Oct 13, 2015)

Press Releases

Deploiement de la fibre optique dans le cadre du project bretagne tres haut debit (30 Oct, 2015)
Mégalis Bretagne, accompagné par l’ARCEP, expérimente l’hébergement de ses nœuds de raccordement optique (NRO) dans les centraux téléphoniques d’Orange.

Telecom Italia: agreement with trade unions for the management of 2,600 surplus employees without redundancies (27 Oct, 2015)
Today’s agreements which pick up the guidelines already signed at the Ministry of Economic Development also regulate workers leaving on voluntary early retirement agreements.

Telefónica and IMDEA Networks announce opening of 5TONIC: Spain’s first laboratory of 5G excellence (29 Oct, 2015)
The 5TONIC laboratory: developed by experts from Telefónica and IMDEA Networks with the purpose of creating an open ecosystem for innovation and investigation

Deutsche Telekom offers wiretapping protection for companies (2 Nov, 2015)
No chance for bugs: Deutsche Telekom is helping companies defend themselves against eavesdroppers and so protect sensitive information. Specialist technicians screen offices and conference rooms for eavesdropping technology and weak spots.

Twenty-five global innovators picked for Telenor Youth Forum (3 Nov, 2015)
What do Fatima from Pakistan, Imon from Norway, and Greta from Bulgaria have in common? They’re all young, passionate about increasing access to knowledge through digital and mobile technology, and will all gather in Oslo, Norway in December.


Ranking Digital Rights
New America Foundation (November 2015)

#SMARTer2030- ICT Solutions for 21st Century Challenges
GeSI (October 2015)

Mobile Threat Intelligence Report
Skycure (October 2015)

Global technology M&A 3Q15: Digital disruption keeps dealmaking strong
Ernst & Young (November 2015)

Exposure and Use of Mobile Media Devices by Young Children
American Academy of Pediatrics (October 2015)


The Internet of Things 2015

Source: BI Intelligence

Next Week

Internet Governance Forum 2015 (Nov 9- 13, 2015)
Joao Pessoa

World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15), (Nov 2 - 27, 2015)

Data protection vs. Digital Single Market – Can the Juncker Commission square the circle? (Nov 9, 2015)

Mobile Meetings Series: Data driven innovation: Practical applications for big data in the mobile economy (Nov 10, 2015)

FIF Asia (Nov 12, 2015)
Hong Kong


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

Mobile Convention Brussels
Brussels (Nov 24, 2015)

The Industrial Internet Era
Brussels (Nov 26, 2015)

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

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

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