ETNODigital: ETNO’s priorities for 2022, Europe's Green Transition, Facebook Papers & much more!
28 October 2021 - Edition no.261
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ETNO holds virtual General Assembly, approves Strategy and Governance for 2022

ETNO - 21 October 2021

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Facial recognition technologies already used in 11 EU countries and counting, report says

Euractiv - 26 October 2021

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Boosting Europe's green transition: Commission invests €1.5 billion in innovative clean tech projects

European Commission - 26 October 2021

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European providers want DMA to address ‘unfair practices’ in cloud market

EURACTIV - 26 october 2021

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The Facebook Papers reveal the limits of regulation. It’s time to think bigger.

Politico - 26 October 2021

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EU leaders push for ‘innovation friendliness’ in digital policy

EURACTIV - 22 October 2021

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US offers deal to woo Europe on data

Politico - 21 October 2021

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ETNO’s renewed strategy and governance for 2022

Last week, ETNO members and observers gathered virtually for the 62nd General Assembly. On this occasion, the General Assembly renewed the strategy and governance for 2022.

The strategy is based on the following 4 strategic drivers:

  • Recovery and growth – with focus on network investment, faster roll-out of digital networks, efficient telecom markets, enabling vertical industries;
  • Sustainability – with focus on telco net zero and circularity, rural connectivity, social inclusion, digital skills, privacy and security;
  • EU leadership – with focus on European digital services, EU data economy, future network innovations (edge cloud, Open-RAN), fair digital competition, EU-US dialogue;
  • Value for members – with focus on championing ETNO members, fast-delivery from the ETNO team, lean and transparent procedures, high-value-added initiatives.

Read our full press release for more details.

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A conversation with telecom stakeholders: How do we achieve the Digital Compass Targets?

 For the short and long answers, we went to ask this question to telecoms stakeholders.

We were joined Rita Wezenbeek (European Commission), Peter Stuckmann (European Commission), Michel van Bellinghen (BEREC), David Martin (BEUC), George Houpis (Frontier Economics), Lise Fuhr and Maarit Palovirta (ETNO) to discuss the latest facts & figures on 5G, FTTH, digital services and regulatory challenges. Moreover, the speakers discussed Europe’s progress on achieving the targets and the role played by regulation in boosting them.

Video recording available at this link. 

A Public Sector Contribution to the European Green Deal Data Space


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Technology Report 2021


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Facts & Figures

Adoption of digital technologies



Telecom stakeholders got together last week to discuss how to achieve the #DigitalCompass Targets. @pstuckmann put the emphasis on #investment certainty and forward looking approach. Here is the full recording of the webinar: #ETNOGA62
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We cannot choose where oil fields are... But we can choose where #semiconductors fabs will be! Europe must invest in producing < 5nm chips. I will not accept geographical segmentation. The most advanced chips — like this — are already being developed in the EU! #CERREchips
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#Cyber risks are starting to become as important as financial risks. This is why #Cybersecurity rating has been created. On the way forward, it is important that it will be linked to a transparent and reliable methodology. Read our position here:
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#EUFunded researchers have created a compact #quantum computer It can entangle 24 qubits and uses only 1.5 kilowatts of energy Read the news:!xFJD7J
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“Clearly, the role of the industry is and will continue being distinct from that of regulators and policymakers. But I think that today we are in a more collaborative and constructive phase”, @LiseFuhr highlighted at the #DigitalCompass event: #ETNOGA62
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TIM and partners set up 5G private network at Bologna's BI-REX centre

Telecompaper - 26 October 2021

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Deutsche Telekom improves 4G, 5G mobile coverage in Hanover region

Telecompaper - 26 October 2021

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IN hearing with snap, Tiktok, and youtube, Lawmakers tout new rules toprotect kids online

Techcrunch - 26 October 2021

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Belgium crawls towards 5G auction in 2022

Totaltelecom - 22 October 2021

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Nokia deploys 5G standalone core network for Taiwan Mobile

Nokia - 22 october 2021

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Telco AI World Summit,
2 – 4 November 2021, Hybrid Event


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9 – 10 November 2021, London


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Friends of Europe ,
10 November 2021, Virtual Event

Foresight, agility and evidence-based decision-making – the European data strategy

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International Association of Privacy Professionals,
15-16 November 2021, Hybrid Event

IAPP Europe Data Protection Conference

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15-19 November 2021, Virtual Event

Digital Capitalism Congress

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Centre for Data Innovation,
16 November 2021, Virtual Event

Who Should Enforce the Digital Services Act?

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

Is technology the answer to society's problems?

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Cloud Expo Europe,
8-9 December 2021, Virtual Event

A Telecom View on European Cloud leadership

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