ETNODigital: The European Commission on 5G & health, shopping robots, mask diplomacy and more!
30 April 2020 - Edition no.195
View webversion
Subscribe to our newsletters
Policy Focus on Video Reports Facts & figures
Twitterati Instagram Tech Events

CONNECTING PEOPLE in the time of COVID-19

US wireless carriers are delivering phone chargers to hospitals for COVID-19 patients

THE VERGE – 29 April 2020

Read more

best practices and success stories in times of covid19

eu40 – 29 April 2020

Read more

Telecom Italia offers another 100GB bonus to FWA subscribers

TELECOMPAPER – 29 April 2020

Read more

U.S. wireless firms extend concessions for coronavirus-hit till June 30

REUTERS – 27 April 2020

Read more

Cisco Continues Commitment to Customers and Partners with $2.5B in Financing to Support Business Resiliency

CISCO – 14 April 2020

Read more
POLICY

Telecom masts in continental Europe attacked in wake of bizarre 5G coronavirus conspiracy theory

Fox News – 29 APRIL 2020

Read more

US patent office rules that artificial intelligence cannot be a legal inventor

The Verge – 29 APRIL 2020

Read more

Draft Council Conclusions on Shaping Europe's Digital Future

POLITICO – 28 APRIL 2020

Read more

EU stands by its data privacy rules in response to COVID-19

EURACTIV – 28 APRIL 2020

Read more

Green Deal will be ‘our motor for the recovery’, von der Leyen says

EURACTIV – 28 April 2020

Read more
Focus on

The european commission on
5G and health

 
There have been sad developments for some of our members’ local markets over the past few weeks: "just fake news" has moved from social media gatherings to anti-network actions in several markets and featured attacks to 5G towers and telecom workers. International bodies and European institutions are stepping up to tackle this dangerous trend. The European Commission is clear on its messaging on 5G and health:

"The existing scientific evidence on electromagnetic field exposure confirms that 5G networks will not cause more electromagnetic emissions than it is allowed. This means that 5G will not have a negative effect on people’s health," states the official website of the European Commission on this matter. 
 READ MORE
Video

how do Contact tracing apps work?

Digital solutions can protect and save human lives. The European Commission says that apps, like contact tracing apps, can assist us in gradually returning back to normal lives. They can trace chains of coronavirus infections, facilitate rapid prevention against further spread by using the phone's bluetooth signal to identify other devices close by. These apps will be anonymous - user and location are not identified. However, app usage will remain voluntary, user consent will be required.  

WATCH VIDEO 
Reports

7 Innovation Frameworks To Navigate Disruption: Apple, Netflix, Amazon, & More

CB INSIGHTS – APRIL 2020

Read more

How chipmakers can navigate the COVID-19 crisis to position themselves for growth

PWC – APRIL 2020

Read more
Facts & Figures

65+ STARTUPS ENABLING REMOTE WORK

Twitterati
Twitterati image

@ETNOASSOCIATION

“We have seen worrying spikes in #misinformation around #5G: ETNO & @GSMAEurope data shows that there were > 80 cases of arson attacks against telecom towers which led to our existing 4G towers being attacked. What is worse, some of our engineers have been attacked” @TasSteven
Link to tweet

Twitterati image

@DSMeu

Following scientific recommendations on the rollout of #5G networks as well as the @infoicnirp guidelines, the #EU puts EMF exposure limits for the general public up to 50 times lower than what evidence suggests as having any effect on health →ec.europa.eu/digital-single...
Link to tweet

Twitterati image

@ETNOASSOCIATION

“My main learning from the past weeks is:
🧱 Build something solid before to cope with emergency later;
💪Have a cohesive and motivated team which will be resilient in difficult times”
@LiseFuhr closed her speech at the @PACouncil on #COVID19 comms & #PublicAffairs

Link to tweet

Twitterati image

@EU_opendata

Use #opendata to help tackle the impacts of #COVID19! Check out #EUdatathon and propose an app using data from sources like @ECDC_EU , @ECDC_EU and @EUEnvironment

See op.europa.eu/eudatathon
#ideas4eu  #EUvsVirus #WirvsVirus #COVID 

Link to tweet

Twitterati image

@ETNOASSOCIATION

“Before the #Covid19 crisis, the #DigitalEconomy was expected to add 1.1 percentage points to the EU’s annual economic growth & boost the #GDP by over 14% by 2030. Now, it simply is an existential matter”, our EB Chairman @TasSteven closed his intervention @EIF4EU #TechVsCovid19
Link to tweet

Instagram
TECH

Self-driving vehicles get in on the delivery scene amid COVID-19

REUTERS – 29 April 2020

Read more

Deutsche Telekom’s vision of 5G Germany in 2020

total telecom – 27 APRIL 2020

Read more

Muscle signals can pilot a robot

MIT NEWS – 27 April 2020

Read more

The tech industry turns to mask diplomacy

MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW – 27 APRIL 2020

Read more

Shopping robots come into their own in locked-down English town

REUTERS – 25 April 2020

Read more

Wi-Fi is getting its biggest upgrade in 20 years

THE VERGE – 23 April 2020

Read more
Events
APRIL
FORUM EUROPE
28 – 30 April 2020, LIVESTREAM

SPECTRUM, CONNECTIVITY & COVID-19

Read more
EUROPEAN COMMISSION
30 APRIL 2020, WEBINAR

How can Digital Innovation Hubs help the transition towards smart cities?

Read more
MAY
PubAffairs Bruxelles
5 May 2020, livestream

Is a global consensus on non-personal data governance possible?

Read more
Aussenwirtschaft austria; ai austria & Enterprise Europe Network
11 May 2020, online conference

Applied Artificial Intelligence Conference 2020

Read more
EUROPEAN INTERNET FORUM
12 MAY 2020, ONLINE DEBATE

Digital innovation in the European creative and cultural sectors

Read more
Share top img
SHARE THIS NEWSLETTER Facebook Twitter Linkedin
Share bottom img
ETNO logo

ETNO has been the voice of Europe’s telecommunications network operators since 1992 and has become the principal policy group for European electronic communications network operators. Its 40 members and observers from Europe and beyond are the backbone of Europe’s digital progress. They are the main drivers of broadband and are committed to its continual growth in Europe. ETNO brings together the main investors in innovative and high-quality e-communications platforms and services, representing 60% of total sector investment.

Our Address:
Boulevard du Régent 43-44 — 1000 Brussels - Belgium
Phone: +32 (0)2 219 32 42
ETNO complies with the General Data Protection Regulation. We have updated our Privacy Policy accordingly. Should you wish to consult it, you may do so by clicking on this link.
© 2020 ETNO Subscribe to our newsletters | unsubscribe
© ETNO 2020
Comfortable read mode Normal mode X