ETNODigital: ETNO – GSMA paper on DMA, EU Industrial Strategy update, digitalisation, and much more!
6 MAY 2021 - Edition no.240
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POLICY

Could Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Offer the EU a Benchmark for Digital Investment Packages?

International Policy digest - 29 APRIL 2021

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Updating the 2020 Industrial Strategy: towards a stronger Single Market for Europe's recovery

European Commission - 5 May 2021

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Breton: Europe was too naive before, now we are in the driving seat

euractiv - 5 may 2021

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EU explores chipmaker alliance in search of ‘strategic autonomy’

Euractiv - 30 APRIL 2021

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Vestager zeroes in on Apple’s App Store with antitrust charges in Spotify case

Politico - 30 April 2021

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French PM: government bodies must facilitate public data access

Euractiv - 30 APRIL 2021

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ETNO and GSMA welcome the Commission’s initiative to create a harmonised ex-ante instrument targeted at the providers of core platforms services designated as gatekeepers via the Digital Markets Act (DMA). Current legislative instruments are not sufficient to ensure contestable and fair markets in the digital economy. This would also support the DMA’s objective to strengthen the internal market by setting out harmonised rules across the EU.

We share the Commission’s concerns about unfair and anticompetitive conducts by a few large digital platforms, which stifle opportunities for competitors and ultimately have a chilling effect on innovation and diminish consumer choice.


Read the telecom industry view on the DMA at the link below.
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Video

What is The digital economy and society index

The Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI Index) is a composite index that summarises relevant indicators on Europe’s digital performance and tracks the evolution of EU Member States in digital competitiveness. The 5 key areas taken into account are Connectivity, Human Capital, Use of Internet Services, Integration of Digital Technology and Digital Public Services.

In the course of 2019, all EU countries improved their digital performance. Finland, Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands scored the highest ratings in DESI 2020 and are among the global leaders in digitalisation. These countries are followed by Malta, Ireland and Estonia. Some other countries however still have a long way to go, and the EU as a whole needs improvement to be able to compete on the global stage.

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Reports

AI Watch Index: Policy relevant dimensions to assess Europe’s performance in artificial intelligence

EUROPEAN COMMISSION - APRIL 2021

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AI 100: The Artificial Intelligence Startups Redefining Industries

CB INSIGHTS - APRIL 2021

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Facts & Figures

One in two EU citizens look for health information online

Twitterati
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@ETNOAssociation

We welcome today’s update of the #EUIndustrialStrategy, especially with regard to the focus on #data, #5G and #EdgeCloud. Fostering & supporting industry collaboration is key to socio-economic recovery, to the #GreenTransition & to a stronger global position for Europe. Full quote below
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@vestager

Trust is needed for us to reap the full potential that technology can provide us as citizens. We need digital rights, digital principles and fact based information - so we can be human ambassadors towards tech: #IWDK21 bit.ly/3xMrgHu
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@LiseFuhr

What holds Europe back for closing the #5G gap and grasping the opportunities 5G brings for society? There are a mixture of factors, including: fragmented EU markets, red tape, spectrum release and restrictive conditions. More details via @POLTITICOEurope: politi.co/3a4HpOa
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@ETNOAssociation

Effective #digital infrastructure protection needs: Coherent legal regime across the single market Fairer allocation of responsibility reflecting the growing role of ICT product & service suppliers in determining digital infrastructure resilience @LiseFuhr #CriticalInfraRegs
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@DIGITALEU

The updated #EUIndustrialStrategy will help EU economies become more: digital sustainable resilient globally competitive How? Find out more: bit.ly/3h3lviD
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@ETNOAssociation

The EU #telco industry welcomes the #DigitalMarketsAct initiative by the @EU_Commission to create a harmonised ex-ante instrument in order to strengthen the EU internal market. Read the joint position paper by ETNO and @GSMAEurope here: bit.ly/2RlyoK5 #DMA
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TECH

Software Business Driving US Jobs, GDP Growth

technewsworld - 5 May 2021

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Ericsson to launch subscription service for remote office

Reuters - 4 May 2021

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Chipmaker says shortages will lead to supply chain power struggle

Financial Times - 4 MAY 2021

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Teens, tech and mental health: Oxford study finds no link

BBC - 4 MAY 2021

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Iceland's Síminn keeps 5G Nordic with Ericsson partnership

totaltelecom - 4 may 2021

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S&P Dow Jones brings bitcoin, ethereum to Wall St with cryptocurrency indexes

reuters - 4 May 2021

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UK government green lights ‘self-driving’ cars on motorways

Reuters - 28 April 2021

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Events
MAY
The Financial Times
4 – 6 May 2021, Virtual Event

THE GLOBAL BOARDROOM: Strategies for a world transformed by crisis

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ForumEurope,
11 May 2021, Virtual Event

A Green and Digital Europe with full fibre

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NGI Forum,
18 – 19 May 2021, Virtual Event

Building the Internet of Humans

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European Business Summit,
25 May 2021, Virtual Event

Rethink Digital EU: Shaping Europe's Digital Future

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European Parliament,
25 May 2021, Virtual Event

AIDA - EMPL Public Hearing on AI and the labour market

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European internet forum,
26 May 2021, Virtual Event

Towards Transatlantic Partnership: the role of digital transformation

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European Parliament,
26 May 2021, Virtual Event

The DSA and DMA - a forward-looking and consumer-centered perspective

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