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10 November 2021 - Edition no.263
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ETNO-GSMA position paper on European Commission proposal for an Artificial Intelligence Act

ETNO - 5 November 2021

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EU’s Vestager wins Google Shopping case

Politico - 10 November 2021

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Technology is transforming global treaties

TechCrunch - 9 November 2021

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5 takeaways from Facebook whistleblower’s EU Parliament testimony

POLITICO - 8 November 2021

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EU Commission to be sole enforcer of tech rules, EU countries agree

Reuters - 8 November 2021

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Facebook whistleblower: Europe can show the world how to fix social media

POLITICO - 8 November 2021

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Infrastructure Plan Leverages Private Broadband $$, Innovation and Expertise

USTELECOM - 5 November 2021

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French government to pour €1.8 billion into national and EU cloud industry

EURACTIV - 3 November 2021

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Nature tech: How can AI, drones and satellites unlock the power of green solutions?

Euronews - 3 November 2021

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What is the interplay between semiconductors and telcos?

Our Director General Lise Fuhr joined the event organised today by EURACTIV and her main messages were:

(1) 📶 Ubiquitous broadband communication is needed for cloud computing, AI, IoT, 5G, 6G or autonomous driving. Telcos are an important part of the picture when talking semiconductors

(2) 🇪🇺 As with new generations of connectivity, Europe faces a big opportunity with semiconductors: it is a growing and strategic market for society and economy. The challenge is to keep the new value created in Europe and make it useful to the European economy and society.

(3) 🤝 Industrial policy is the best tool to tackle historical challenges, such as transition to new telecom networks or to a stronger Europe in semiconductors. It is all about collaboration: among industrial players, a solid strong public-private framework, but also as an ecosystem with innovation at the center.

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The Path to the Digital Decade ’

 In this video interview Ms Rita Wezenbeek, Director for Connectivity in DG CNECT, explains how the “The Path to the Digital Decade” will ensure that Europe reaches its 2030 Digital Decade objectives. This governance framework will be based on an annual cooperation mechanism involving the Commission and the Member States.

It focuses on 4 points in order to identify the main goals to reach over the next decade: 1. a digitally skilled population and highly skilled digital professionals; 2. secure and sustainable digital infrastructures; 3. digital transformation of businesses; 4. digitisation of public services.

The AI Governance Journey: Development and Opportunities


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Technology and Innovation Report 2021


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Facts & Figures




#5G, virtualized networks, #IoT: thanks these technologies, #AI will have new growth opportunities! But public trust and #skills are needed to unleash the full potential of AI. Read our full position paper with @GSMAEurope :
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Préparation à Bruxelles avec @BrunoLeMaire des principaux dossiers de la Présidence Française de l’UE : Semiconducteurs #EUChipsAct Autonomie industrielle #Souveraineté DSA/DMA #Plateformes Le début d’année 2022 sera particulièrement dense. Nous sommes prêts! #PFUE2022
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#EcoRating was initially launched in May by @deutschetelekom, @orange, @Telefonica, @TeliaCompany and @VodafoneGroup. This initiative aims to inform consumers about the impact of new smartphones, it is now inviting more operators to join!
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How do you see the #DigitalEU by 2030? We asked this question to the participants of the @Europarl_EYE . Check out the video & discover the #EU Path to the #DigitalDecade. A concrete plan to achieve the digital transformation of our society & economy by 2030. #eye2021
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Unanimous messages at the #COP26 panel on #digital solutions for #environmental problems: Collaboration is needed now more than ever Use-cases are happening with a strong enabling potential A warm thank you to all panelists involved and to @iccwbo for having invited ETNO!
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$1.2tn infrastructure bill will see $65bn US broadband boost

TotalTeleCom - 8 November 2021

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Croatia launches public consultation on major mobile spectrum allocation

Telecompaper - 8 November 2021

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BT looks to civil engineering robotics to speed up fibre rollout

TotalTelecom - 8 November 2021

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Hrvatski Telekom receives Umlaut award for fixed broadband network

Telecompaper - 8 November 2021

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Deutsche Telekom forms joint venture with IFM to accelerate FTTH roll-out

TotalTelecom - 5 November 2021

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International Chamber of Commerce,
1 – 13 November 2021, Virtual Event

ICC Make Climate Action Everyone’s Business Forum

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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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Connected Italy,
16 – 17 November 2021, Virtual


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European Commission,
23 – 25 November 2021, Hybrid Event

EU Open Data Days - Shaping our future with open data

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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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1 – 2 December 2021, Virtual Event

Cybersecurity@CEPS Summit 2021

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

A Telecom View on European Cloud leadership

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