ETNODigital: Blockchain for digital IDs, semiconductor production in Europe, data for a sustainable future, and more!
9 SEPTEMBER 2021 - Edition no.254
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EU court rules zero tariff offers violate open internet, roaming provisions

Euractiv - 2 September 2021

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Cookie banners: G7 urged to consider solution to pop-up notices

BBC - 7 September 2021

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Blockchain might be the solution to the digital identity hurdle

EURACTIV - 7 September 2021

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Germany to invest billions to bring semiconductor production back to Europe

Euractiv - 7 September 2021

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Facebook to test reduced visibility of political content in Ireland, Spain and Sweden

Euractiv - 2 September 2021

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France, Netherlands join forces in quantum technology race

Euractiv - 2 September 2021

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Why ICT is the real (green) deal for Europe

What if ICT was Europe’s real (green) deal? In a joint opinion piece, GeSI’s Luis Neves and ETNO’s Alessandro Gropelli, argue that the ability of ICT to slash carbon emissions across industrial sectors might be severely understated. Read more:
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How Data & AI Can Help Our Sustainable Future

Dr. Georgios Leontidis is the Interim Director for Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, UK, where he is leading the development of the global challenge around data and artificial intelligence.

He and his team are carrying out cutting edge research on new technologies that can be used for social good, improving sustainability across the agri-food and energy sector, and making technologies more accountable, trustworthy and ethical.

Georgios shares how the technology, data and artificial intelligence we are using in our daily lives, in one form or another, can contribute to our sustainable future. Including his research on agricultural harvesting management, using projection from various data sources to create an optimal schedule for both sustainable and profitable perspectives. Watch below!

Designing Artificial Intelligence Technologies for Older Adults


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Code of Conduct on Energy Consumption of Broadband Equipment


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Big Tech, Big Fines 



#5G is more than increased speeds and local communities could benefit from it when it comes to #sustainability, #health, #transport, #education or #culture, to name a few. What about science, myths & use-cases? #5GUsersGuide on 21/9 has more: @GSMAEurope
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#ConnectingEurope Facility Digital Program received the green light from the @Europarl_EN last month. €2 billion to fund #connectivity projects of common EU interest and contribute to deploying Gigabit & 5G networks across the EU. #CEF2digital
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Is Europe on course to have the right digital infrastructure for global competition? What is the future for a global internet? Are Europe’s laws fit for leadership in data economy? Read my blog on 5 tech policy priorities that some forget:
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#NextGenerationEU is for our digital future So you can connect with #5G and ultra-fast broadband anywhere in Europe:
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To meet its green ambitions, the telco industry needs to rely on a sustainable supply chain that includes durability, reparability and longevity as aspects of its hardware design. Read our full position: #GreenDeal
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Italy to publish EUR 900 mln national cloud tender by end of the year

Telecompaper - 8 September 2021

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Deutsche Telekom lifts T-Mobile US stake in SoftBank swap deal

Reuters - 7 september 2021

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Tiny chips cast big shadow over Munich car show

Reuters - 7 September 2021

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Intel to invest up to 80 bln euros in boosting EU chip capacity-CEO

Reuters - 7 September 2021

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European stocks end near record highs as tech rallies

Euronews - 6 september 2021

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European Commission,
14-15 September 2021, Virtual Event

High-Level Conference on AI: From Ambition to Action - Registrations are open

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European Commission
15 SEPTEMBER 2021, Virtual Event

State of the Union address by President von der Leyen

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21 September 2021, Virtual Event

5G users guide webinar

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Pubaffairs bruxelles,
28 September 2021, Virtual Event

The digital decade and the telcom sector value creation

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30 September 2021, Virtual Event

Can the US and Europe find common ground on regulating big tech?

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Cullen International ,
12-20 October 2021, Virtual Event

EU proposals to regulate online platforms: DMA & DSA

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ETNO and the Financial TImes,
29 November 2021, hybrid Event


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