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    European telcos welcome Joint EU Member States Declaration on Cloud

    Brussels, 15 October 2020 – ETNO, the association representing Europe’s leading telecom operators, welcomes today’s Joint Member States Declaration on Cloud. This is an important milestone towards a stronger European commitment for deploying next generation cloud infrastructure and services.

    15 October, 2020 Read more
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    New 5G Survey: Europeans are positive, but disinformation looms and citizens call for action

    Brussels, 2 October 2020 – Europeans are positive about 5G, they believe it will improve their user experience and intend to deploy it to empower their own business. However, there is evidence that disinformation is having some traction and that citizens are eager to see more, and better, communication on 5G from their governments. ETNO, Europe’s leading telecoms association, has unveiled today a new pan-European 5G sentiment survey by leading global market research consultant IPSOS. The survey is based on interviews with over 7.000 citizens across 23 European countries, including major markets such as Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the UK.

    2 October, 2020 Read more
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    Building Next Generation Connectivity for Europe The Future Is Now

    By Maarit Palovirta, Director of Regulatory Affairs, ETNO

    Following a lively couple of weeks in tech policy with headlines full of promise, it is an opportune moment to take stock of where we are in terms of delivering faster and better digital communication services to European users.

    1 October, 2020 Read more
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    ETNO - GSMA Position Paper on a New Competition Tool

    ETNO and GSMA associations, which represent the vast majority of telecom operators in the European Union, welcome the opportunity to provide input to DG Competition on the possibility to introduce a New Competition Tool (NCT). In summary, GSMA & ETNO European mobile and fixed telecom operator’s position on the matter and response to the Commission’s Inception Impact Assessment and questionnaire is as follows:

    9 September, 2020 Read more
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    DSA: ETNO and GSMA unveil joint telecom sector position

    Telcos support the creation of a Digital Services Act for fairer tech markets

    The DSA has the potential “to inspire a new global approach to digital markets”, ETNO and the GSMA wrote today in a joint paper. “The future of our democracies, societies and economies depends on digital ecosystems that are open, fair, competitive, and respectful of the rule of law”, they added.

    7 September, 2020 Read more
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    Joint statement on the role of the telecoms sector in accelerating the European recovery

    2 July 2020, Brussels – The European telecommunications industry stands ready to work with EU institutions, national governments and the broader stakeholders’ community to lift the Continent out of this recession. As the German Presidency of the EU takes over, we welcome the prioritisation of digital technology as a major lever for a strong and sustainable recovery. 

    2 July, 2020 Read more
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    5G and us: A European story

    What do you want from your 5G? What will be the benefits to you and society? When will you meet 5G?  Much has been said about the transformative potential of 5G over the past few years, but few of us can name any concrete examples of applications that can make use of the capabilities 5G has to offer.

    29 June, 2020 Read more
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    ETNO unveils European telecoms contribution to EU Green Deal debate

    ETNO has today published its contribution to one of the key policy initiatives of President von der Leyen’s European Commission: the EU Green Deal. The key message of ETNO’s Policy Paper is that high-quality telecom networks and services are not only the basis for digitalising Europe, but also a key catalyst for reaching ambitious climate targets. Europe’s green and digital objectives are not only compatible, but intimately connected: only by scaling up Europe’s action in the field of digitalisation, can we achieve the climate targets.

    24 June, 2020 Read more
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    ETNO policy position on the European strategy for data

    Executive Summary

    This paper outlines ETNO’s views on the European Data Strategy, released by the Commission on 19 February 2020.  The document focuses on the Strategy’s approach to data access and sharing in the business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-government (B2G) contexts, also including B2B competition issues linked to exclusive data access. Furthermore, we elaborate on investment in data infrastructures, with emphasis on a European cloud ecosystem.

    2 June, 2020 Read more
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