ETNODigital: Telcos’ role in “Fit for 55”, EU chip production, WACC, and much more!
15 July 2021 - Edition no.250
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ETNO Statement on the BEREC WACC-Parameters Report 2021

ETNO - 14 JULY 2021

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Tech 28: The Class 0f 2021

Politico - 14 JULY 2021

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10 key policies in Brussels’ plan to slash emissions

Politico - 14 JULY 2021

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European Green Deal: Commission proposes transformation of EU economy and society to meet climate ambitions

European Commission - 14 JUly 2021

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EU aims to raise chip production to 20% of global supply in next 10yrs

Reuters - 13 July 2021

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Factbox: ECB to launch digital euro project

Reuters - 13 JUly 2021

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After U.S. push, EU pauses tax plan, but Ireland sticks to its guns

Reuters - 12 july 2021

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A globally connected Europe: Council approves conclusions

European Commission - 12 JUly 2021

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ETNO welcomes EU climate leadership, calls for full recognition of ICT’s enabling potential

Brussels, 14 July 2021 – ETNO, the Association representing Europe’s leading telecom operators, welcomes the leadership of the European Union in fighting climate change.

Today, the European Commission unveiled the “Fit for 55” package, which aims at promoting socioeconomic transformation through a smarter and greener economy and society. Telecom operators will be pivotal to the achievement of the EU climate goals, both by continuing to significantly reduce their own impact and by empowering Europe’s traditional industries to become environmentally sustainable.

We therefore believe that policies boosting investment in digital networks and services also serve as key levers to accelerate the achievement of climate neutrality. Favourable regulatory conditions for deployment and adoption of 5G, fibre networks and digital solutions are a critical factor of success also for Europe’s climate policy. A full recognition of the enabling potential of the ICT sector remains a fundamental step towards the actual achievement of net zero. New networks are known not only to be more efficient from the energy consumption viewpoint, but also they are regarded as a tool to significantly reduce emissions in other industrial sectors and across society (up to 15% CO2 reduction, according to a recent ETNO-BCG report).

Earlier this year, CEOs from leading telecom operators pledged to achieve climate neutrality by 2040, 10 years ahead of the general climate goals. What is more, they engaged to provide digital solutions for greening sectors such as energy, transport, manufacturing, agriculture and the building sector. In this context, ETNO has joined several other tech and sustainability associations in supporting the European Green Digital Coalition, with a view of digitally accelerating the transition to net zero.
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5G for Europe: from fixed and mobile to transport corridors and campuses

5G can be set up in a variety of ways, depending on the intended use. Mobile coverage will provide a better mobile service to itinerant users, bringing higher speeds, more capacity and lower latency. Fixed wireless connections will bring better broadband at fixed locations. In rural areas, fibre to the base station combined with 5G can be a first step before bringing fibre to all households. 5G can connect multiple objects or simultaneously support different types of services, for instance through IoT.

5G corridors provide coverage along major transport routes, enabling Connected Automated Mobility (or CAM). Cross-border projects on 5G corridors may be financed through the Recovery and Resilience Facility or other EU funds. 5G campuses are closed networks used in defined or very limited geographic areas, such as factories for robot-based manufacturing, hospitals, remote healthcare or smart energy provision. Different 5G use cases have different legal, technological and security implications, as well as access conditions and costs. Learn more about them in this video!

ICC Policy Primer on Cybersecurity


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Charting the Engineering Route to 6G


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Smartphone Brands Retain Home Turf Advantage  



Waste collection in difficult areas such as ports became easier, thanks to #5G. #JellyFishBot, the water decontamination robot, is functional in Marseille & Le Havre, powered by @Orange . The robot can be controlled remotely, but also recognize waste:
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EU innovators are like world-class chefs. They have the great ideas. Our job is to give them the equipment (#5G), the ingredients (open #data) and the facilities (#RRF) to bring those ideas to life. Great to be @3seaseu Summit:
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EU-US: Policies that encourage #innovation and incentivize investment will continue to play a critical role in advancing essential #digital transformation and our shared connected future. Read the joint statement of the telecom industry: @USTelecom
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#6G systems will move us from Gigabit to Terabit capacities & sub-millisecond response times Discover Europe's journey towards 6G in your #DigitalEU morning read:
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Skills requirements in the telco sector are rapidly changing due to tech innovation & market developments. In this context, upskilling the existing workforce becomes key for our sector. #Upskilling4All identified a set of best practices across Europe:
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Cristiano Amon: 5G for a digital and sustainable economy

Politico - 15 july 2021

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Ideological debate over EU industrial strategy heats up

Euractiv - 15 july 2021

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EU watchdog rejects call to ban Facebook from processing WhatsApp user data

Reuters - 15 July 2021

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Work from home fuelling cyber attacks, says global financial watchdog

Reuters - 13 July 2021

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The promise of the digital world: inclusive, sustainable, secure

Politico - 13 July 2021

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The mobile sector’s race to circularity

Race to Zero - 12 July 2021

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Europe’s startup funding set for record year

Politico -8 July 2021

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15 July 2021, Virtual Event

POLITICO’s TECH 28 – 2021 edition

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Transatlantic Policy Network,
19-20 July 2021, Virtual Event

Transatlantic week 2021

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Agile Alliance
19-22 July 2021, Virtual Event

Responding to Change in the digital age

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Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center,
19-22 July 2021, Virtual Event

Cyber Week

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European Economic and Social Committee,
20 July 2021, Virtual Event

The societal and ecological impact of the 5G ecosystem

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Information Technology & innovation Foundation,
20 July 2021, Virtual Event

How Can Countries Support Data Flows, Digital Trade, and Good Data Governance?

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