ETNODigital: Statement by the telecom sector's social partners on Covid-19, #ThinkDigital interview with Amazon's Eirini Zafeiratou and more!
9 April 2020 - Edition no.192
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CONNECTING PEOPLE in the time of COVID-19

Telefonica prolongs promotional periods during lockdown

TELECOMPAPER – 8 APRIL 2020

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Telcos have a huge role to play in navigating the COVID-19 pandemic

TELECOMS.COM – 8 APRIL 2020

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BT - standing by the country; standing by our people

BT – 6 APRIL 2020

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BT, Verizon and Virgin Media raise pay for frontline workers’

FT– 6 APRIL 2020

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It’s Time To Thank All Global Telecom Companies

forbes – 3 APRIL 2020

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COVID-19 Relief Support

AT&T – 26 MARCH 2020

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POLICY

EU to Adopt Unified Policy on Coronavirus Mobile Apps

REUTERS – 8 April 2020

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Use of smartphone data to manage COVID-19 must respect EU data protection rules

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT – 7 April 2020

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LEAK: EU in push for digital transformation after COVID-19 crisis

EURACTIV – 6 APRIL 2020

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Press release - Updated BEREC report on the status of internet capacity in light of Covid-19 crisis

BEREC – 6 APRIL 2020

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5G coronavirus conspiracy theory is dangerous fake nonsense, UK says

EURACTIV – 5 APRIL 2020

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How our Europe will regain its strength: op-ed by Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission

EUROPEAN COMMISSION – 4 APRIL 2020

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Focus on

Statement of the Social Partners in the European Telecom Sector on the COVID-19 Emergency

 
The European social partners for the telecommunications sector – UNI Europa ICTS and ETNO are fully committed to sustaining and supporting the European society and economy during this global pandemic. Many European telecommunications sector workers are on the frontline of the COVID-19 health emergency. We provide the vital national infrastructure that is the backbone of our communities and an essential part of the social and economic fabric of our countries. Our employees and our companies embraced the key role that the sector plays especially in the crisis, e.g. due to the increasing number of employees that are working remotely, education institutions focusing on online tools or the increased need for connectivity for leisure and entertainment to make isolation bearable.

Discover what it takes to keep telecom workers safe, support employees and their families in COVID19 times and the criticality of the telecom sector.
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#ThinkDigital interview with Eirini Zafeiratou, Amazon

Technology has an important role to play in delivering Europe’s new political goals. In the words of Eirini Zafeiratou, Amazon, getting SMEs online and allowing them to expand, grow and export and will be key for the years to come. Moreover, focusing on developing the right skills for the jobs of the future will be one important actor in leading the way to digital transformation.

Discover the rest in the latest #ThinkDigital interview.  

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Reports

Understanding Value in Media: Perspectives from Consumers and Industry

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM – April 2020

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Cybersecurity Skills Development in the EU

ENISA – MARCH 2020

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Facts & Figures

Countries Targeted Most by Malicious Coronavirus Spam

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@LiseFuhr

How can telco data help doctors and experts? One example would be that insights gained about the likely spread of the virus help authorities make decisions about the necessary increase in the number of hospital and intensive care unit beds.
More FAQs here: etno.eu/news/all-news...

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@EU_GROWTH

The EU #IntelligentCitiesChallenge aims to promote sustainable growth and technological innovation in cities.
Is your city ready to be a leader in intelligent innovation? Register today! ➡ intelligentcitieschallenge.eu
#COSME_EU

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@DSMEU

In 2014 @BlueOceanRobot created a self-driving #disinfection robot 🤖. Today these robots are ready to work non-stop in many hospitals around the world 🌐 to combat the #COVID19. Preventing the spread of bacteria & viruses.

The story ➡️ bit.ly/2yELxEN

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@GABRIELMARIYA

Financial support for up to 100,000 #SMEs impacted by #coronavirus – we have mobilised €1 billion loan guarantees to provide up to €8 billion in working capital. Financial intermediaries can benefit from the #InnovFin SME Guarantee under #H2020 
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TECH

WhatsApp introduces new limit on message forwards to fight spread of misinformation

TECHCRUNCH – 7 APRIL 2020

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APPLE HAS SOURCED OVER 20 MILLION PROTECTIVE MASKS, NOW BUILDING AND SHIPPING FACE MASKS

TECHCRUNCH – 6 APRIL 2020

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IBM shares AI tools to better understand and treat COVID-19

ENGADGET – 6 APRIL 2020

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Tesla previews ventilator powered by Model 3 tech

THE VERGE – 6 APRIL 2020

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5G technology: Why Not to Worry and What to Do if You are Still Afraid of It

MEDIUM – 5 APRIL 2020

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How T-Mobile's John Legere changed the mobile world for the better

CNET – 5 APRIL 2020

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Events
APRIL
EUROPEAN IP HELPDESK
15 APRIL 2020, WEBINAR

The Importance of IP for SMEs

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Academy of European Law
15 – 16 April 2020, LIVESTREAM

Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights

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BRITISH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
22 April 2020, webinar

REGULATING AI: HAS THE FUTURE BECOME THE PRESENT?

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PUBAFFAIRS BRUXELLES
29 APRIL 2020, WEBINAR

Building synergies and optimising cooperation: how far can EU cyber capacity go?

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