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    New Study: Despite record investment, Europe stays behind on gigabit connectivity objectives

    Brussels, 1 February 2023 – Europe has reached record levels of telecom investment, while progressing on both 5G and FTTH coverage. Despite this, new estimates show that the EU risks falling short of its “gigabit for all by 2030” target by 10%. These are some highlights from the State of Digital Communications 2023 report presented today by ETNO, Europe’s leading telecoms association, based on research by leading research firm Analysys Mason. It comes as the European Commission is expected to launch a public consultation on the future of the telecom sector and its ability to invest in new networks.

    1 February, 2023 Read more
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    ETNO holds General Assembly, approves strategic orientation and governance for 2023

    Skopje (North Macedonia), 27 October 2022 – ETNO, the Association representing Europe’s leading providers of digital networks and services, met today in Skopje for its annual General Assembly. Members and observers approved ETNO’s annual strategy for 2023 as well as a series of governance decisions. As per ETNO statutes, the event was hosted on a rotating basis by leading North Macedonian telecom operator Makedonski Telekom.

    27 October, 2022 Read more
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    ETNO presents new study on effects of the EU Data Act on the telecom sector

    Brussels, 25 October 2022 – As European legislators make progress on the landmark EU Data Act, a new study commissioned by ETNO and authored by LE Europe brings a fresh perspective on the impact of the draft regulation on European telecom operators and their business models.

    25 October, 2022 Read more
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    ETNO note on BEREC’s preliminary assessment

    Brussels, 11 October 2022 – ETNO and its members are working to provide additional fact-based evidence for the upcoming European Commission consultation. The debate has moved beyond industry proposals and beyond Europe, as US and Asian regulators are already considering the contribution of tech giants to network costs.

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    CEO statement on the role of connectivity in addressing current EU challenges

    Click here to read a statement signed by 17 telecom CEOs from a diverse group of European telecom operators.

    26 September, 2022 Read more
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    Samsung joins ETNO

    Brussels, 26 July 2022 – ETNO, the Association representing Europe’s leading telecom operators, is proud to announce that Samsung Electronics is joining as an Observer Member, effective July 2022.

    Observer Members are market leaders in digital products, services and solutions that support the growth of Europe’s connectivity ecosystem. Observers contribute to ETNO mainly through knowledge-exchange and policy discussions within our thematic Working Groups.

    As an innovation driver in the mobile broadband technologies, Samsung Electronics Networks stands for open, interoperable and secure mobile broadband infrastructure. We are committed to contribute with our expertise in 5G especially in regards to virtualisation of RAN/ORAN as well concepts to drive mobile broadband coverage in Europe via strategic spectrum management. Furthermore we are keen to serve with pragmatic contribution to resilient and supply chain management.

    Click here to learn more about the ETNO’s Members and Observers.

    26 July, 2022 Read more
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    ETNO visits Washington DC, supports EU-US dialogue

    Brussels, 25 July 2022 - A delegation from the ETNO Secretariat and Executive Board has attended the Transatlantic Policy Network week in Washington DC (18-21 July).

    25 July, 2022 Read more
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    Czech Presidency of the EU: a view from telecom operators

    20 July, 2022

    By Lise Fuhr, Director General, ETNO

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    ETNO and UNI Europa ICTS consolidate the findings of the 2-year social dialogue project on Digital Upskilling for All

    Brussels, 19 July 2022 - The European social partners for the telecommunications sector – UNI Europa ICTS, the European trade union federation for service workers, and ETNO, the European Telecommunication Network Operators’ Association, have concluded the two-year social dialogue project called “Digital Upskilling for All!” (DUFA!).

    19 July, 2022 Read more
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