The ETNO Research and Innovation (RESI) Working Group (WG) aims to ensure that the maximum benefit (business and regulatory impact, driving standardisation, aligning and leveraging research effort) is gained for ETNO from participation in the various European funded research programmes and related collaborative activities.
- Analysis of the outcomes of Horizon 2020 ICT call for projects
- Development of inputs to feed in to the Digital Single Market strategy
Working Group structure
ETNO WGs are the engine of the Association. The bottom-up approach when formulating ETNO position papers ensures that all ETNO member interests are captured. The RESI WG Chair is Pierre-Yves Danet of Orange.
Latest Position Papers
RD356 - ETNO Reflection Document replying to the public consultation on Cloud Computing
ETNO belives there is no need for specific regulatory or legislative action on cloud computing. In particular, there should be no new consumer rights introduced. General rules of data protection and consumer protection should be applied to all actors. The main barriers include divergent implementation of the Data Protection and Data Retention Directives. Interoperability, standardisation and data portability are key issues.
CP083 - ETNO Common Position on the use of creosote for impregnation of telephone poles
Under the revision of the Biocide Directive 98/8/EC, creosote which is widely used to impregnate telephone poles, may be banned, being considered as hazardous. ETNO considers that a controlled, continued use of creosote for the impregnation of telephone poles should be permitted. A ban would result in very high costs and radically increased carbon dioxide emissions as currently there is no sustainable alternative. ETNO therefore asks the European Commission to perform a socio-economical analysis of the consequences of the proposed creosote ban, as well as to take such action that continued use of creosote as a wood preservative is permitted.
EC088 - ETNO Expert Contribution on Community Framework for State aid for Research and Development and Innovation
ETNO thinks the framework requires some important adjustments. Focusing on smaller players may lead to the exclusion of whole sectors of the European economy. In particular ICT major actors could a priori not be allowed to benefit from state aid. Given the application of stringent ex ante rules for dominant players, we consider that the existence of a general interest and a market failure are necessary and sufficient conditions for granting state aid.
ETNO Press Release: Note of Europe’s leading CEOs on the Electronic Communications Code
The European Electronic Communications Code is no ordinary legislation. This is a once-in-a-decade opportunity to unlock investment in world-class infrastructure, which is the core of a successful society and economy. However, key parts of the debate so far risk leading to the opposite.
ETNO Press Release: EU telcos issue warning on innovation, call for aligning the ePrivacy with the GDPR
Brussels, 19 October 2017 – ETNO, the Association representing Europe’s leading providers of digital networks and services, believes that trust is the cornerstone of a thriving digital economy and society. Ensuring consumer trust and confidentiality of communications is critical, but also fully compatible with the ability to use data responsibly to innovate and offer services with a high societal and economic value. This is also at the heart of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
ETNO Press Release - Lead or Lose: Europe is at digital crossroads, telcos can make the difference
Brussels, 27 September 2017 – Europe has lost as much as €100m in telco EBIT each day to digital disruptors and telcos in other regions for the past 10 years, which has impoverished the bloc’s digital economy. However, if industry and regulators embrace transformation, Europe can gain up to €4bn/day by being at the centre of the digital ecosystem, according to Accenture Strategy research conducted for ETNO.