ETNODigital:  New ETNO position papers, Transatlantic Tech Playbook event, AI regulation, and more!
1 April 2021 - Edition no.235
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ETNO urges government policies to accelerate a digital future for all

Mobile Europe - 26 March 2021

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Von der Leyen assures MEPs: We’ll ‘go further’ on AI that harms fundamental rights

Euractiv - 30 March 2021

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EU SMEs in bid for greater interoperability in Digital Markets Act

Euractiv - 30 March 2021

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NATO wants to set AI standards. If only its members agreed on the basics.

Politico - 29 March 2021

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Analysis: Money no object as governments race to build chip arsenals

Reuters - 26 March 2021

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European 5G has €300 billion price tag

Total telecom - 25 March 2021

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ETNO responses to RSPG Consultations on draft opinions on RSPP, Spectrum sharing, and Additional spectrum needs

ETNO - 30 March 2021

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ETNO position paper on the Revised Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems (NIS2)

ETNO - 30 march 2021

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Focus on

Rewriting the Transatlantic Tech Playbook
Presented by ETNO

The digital policymaking agenda for the year to come is packed, but the question of how to regulate Big Tech and, in particular, how online content should be policed is now center stage on both sides of the Atlantic.

Discover this and much more on April 19 at POLITICO's virtual joint interview presented by ETNO: "Rewriting the Transatlantic Tech Playbook":

  • Welcome remarks by Lise Fuhr, Director General, ETNO
  • Joint interview with:
    • Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice President of the European Commission for A Europe Fit for the Digital Age
    • Mark R. Warner, U.S Senator from the Commonwealth of VirginiA
  • Moderated by Mark Scott, Chief Technology Correspondent, POLITICO
Register to attend here

Organized by POLITICO Europe in partnership with ETNO, this event is convening two tech thought-leaders from the EU and the U.S. for a frank and insightful joint interview on the hottest issues in digital policy at a crucial moment for the transatlantic relationship.

We look forward to seeing you join!

How to Create a Digital Europe Through Connectivity

Advanced connectivity is the fundamental building block of the digital transformation and the enabler of a sustainable future. Fixed and wireless networks contribute significantly to providing affordable and accessible services and bridging the digital divide.

Every home, every business should have fast, reliable broadband services. This would help us all be better connected, while boosting productivity and performance for every business. It is essential to join forces in the European Union to stay at the forefront of this technology. If developed and used within an ecosystem of excellence and trust, European AI can be globally competitive while at the same time ensuring the respect of European values. The Internet does not stop at the border. We want to feel comfortable going online and communicating from another Member State. We need a free and open Internet; and we should maximise our wireless capacity across the EU. We should benefit from the best content, deals and services, wherever we are in the EU; and businesses should be able to market and share their bright ideas across the EU.



Global Gender Gap Report 2021


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Digitranscope: Key findings


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Facts & Figures

SMEs Lag Behind Large Companies in Digital Tools and Capabilities  

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“Without networks and digital infrastructure, the discussion about digital inclusion is only theory”, Tim Hottges (CEO @Telekom_group ) said in #ETNOBCG report. Here is your (free) copy: 
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It was good to speak for the first time to @SecRaimondo . I am happy the U.S. Government and the @EU_Commission are intensifying negotiations on safe transatlantic data flows. This partnership will support economic recovery after the global pandemic, benefit citizens & businesses. 
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SMEs were less prepared to go online 1 year ago. According to the latest estimates, ~50% of them have plans for digital transformation, versus 98% of large companies. More stats in #ETNOBCG:
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Is your company using #internet-connected devices or systems? In 2020, 18% of enterprises in #EU used internet-connected devices or systems that can be monitored/ controlled remotely via #internet. Czechia (44%) Finland (40%) Austria (32%)
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Our ambition is to digitally equip all European schools by 2025. What about the costs? #ETNOBCG report estimates that upgrading the #digital infrastructure of all European schools would require €14bn/year = 1.8% of #NextGenerationEU: #DigitalEU #5G
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Google Maps to start showing eco-friendly routes

BBC - 31 March 2021

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New Ericsson Open Lab to drive network virtualization technologies

Ericsson - 31 march 2021

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How trucks became the next battleground for self-driving technology

Financial Times - 30 march 2021

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Exclusive: Visa moves to allow payment settlements using cryptocurrency

REUTERS - 29 March 2021

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Cybersecurity Fears Trigger Migration From the Public Cloud

Tech News World - 26 March 2021

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EU: billions for digital leadership

Telekom - 25 March 2021

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Portuguese Presidency,
12-13 April 2021, Virtual Event

High Level Conference "Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Journalism - Will AI take hold of the 4th estate?"

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European Commission,
13 April 2021, Brussels

Collaboration between European Digital Innovation Hubs in the network, including trans-national cross-border hubs and corridors

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Politico & ETNO,
19 April 2021, Virtual Event

Rewriting the Transatlantic Tech Playbook

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20 April 2021, Virtual Event

The impact of the proposal DSA & DMA on commercial broadcasting

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European Internet Forum,
21 April 2021, Virtual Event

Investing in Europe’s 5G infrastructure as a path to growth

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22 April 2021, Virtual Event


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Centre on Regulation in europe,
23 April 2021, Virtual Event

Private workshop on DMA recommendations: Obligations

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27 April 2021, Virtual event

What to make of the EU’s ‘third way’ artificial intelligence regulation

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