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 ThinkDigital Interview: Aiming for the highest standard of 5G in Europe
Pierre-Yves Danet, Head of European collaborative Research at Orange Labs and Chair of ETNO's Research and Innovation Working Group shares advice on what Europe can do to remain a global leader in the race for 5G and how start-ups and telcos can collaborate.