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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).

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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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    Joint EU and National telecom sector statement on “fair contribution”

    Brussels, 18 July 2022 – EU and national associations AOMR (RO), APMS (CZ), AssoTelecomunicazioni (IT), ATI (BG), DigitalES (SP), ETNO (EU), Fédération Française des Télécoms (FR), the GSMA Europe (EU), and *Internetoffensive Österreich (Austria) released the following Joint Statement at the start of the Czech Presidency of the EU:

    18 July, 2022 Read more
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    Telecom Industry Applauds EU Institutions for New Platform Rulebooks

    The European telecommunications industry welcomes the European Parliament’s adoption of the Digital Services Act (DSA) and the Digital Markets Act (DMA), resulting from the co-legislators’ provisional agreements earlier this year. Today’s vote confirms Europe’s political commitment and vision to shape the societal and economic dynamics of digital platform ecosystems in line with its value system.

    5 July, 2022 Read more
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    8 common questions on the “fair contribution” debate

    By Maarit Palovirta, Senior Director Regulatory Affairs, ETNO

    Since the publication of the EU Digital Decade principles in January, a lively debate has been developing on whether tech giants are contributing enough to the network costs they generate. This is very relevant to the achievement of the EU Digital Decade targets, which foresee full 5G and gigabit coverage by 2030.

    In this context, policymakers and stakeholders have spoken up in the media, public debates and ETNO has published a report by Axon Partners on the EU Internet Ecosystem. As the debate continues, I would like to address what we see at the top eight questions being raised in the exchanges with stakeholders. This is our contribution, from a telecoms standpoint, to clarify what the “fair contribution” concept is and is not about.

    8 June, 2022 Read more
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    Surge in inflation requires adjustments in WACC estimates for telco regulation

    The weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is a key parameter in regulatory cost control procedures and thus for setting prices for legacy services (copper). With surging inflation operators will be faced with increasing interest rates leading to increased cost of capital. However, due to backward looking provisions of the European Commission “WACC-Notice” of 2019, National Regulatory Authorities (NRA) would be forced to decrease their regulatory WACC. We would like to stress that this paper only concerns WACC, but in addition, inflation has an impact on other underlying wholesale costs which are not captured by WACC (e.g. OPEX related costs).

    30 May, 2022 Read more
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    Europe’s Digital Decade plans, gigabit networks roll-out and the fair contribution debate

    Brussels, 19 May 2022 –Europe has set very ambitious connectivity targets and aims at connecting all Europeans to 5G and fibre networks by 2030. In order to achieve such targets, the EU must accelerate the pace of roll-out and ensure that enough financial resources are available for to the telecom sector to do so.

    19 May, 2022 Read more
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