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17 March 2022 - Edition no.279
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Updated activities of telecom companies in support of Ukraine

Access to communications is most crucial during times of crisis. As the Ukrainian people endure their harshest proof, European telecommunication companies have rolled out measures to ease communications and support people in distress.

Based on publicly available information, European telecom operators have taken a range of actions to help Ukrainians and those supporting them. Depending on the country, the types of measures include:
  • Free international calls to Ukraine;
  • No roaming charges with Ukraine;
  • Distribution of SIM cards to refugees arriving in neighbouring countries;
  • Free WiFi in refugee camps;
  • Activation of the “SMS donation” function to the benefit of organizations supporting refugees;
  • Including Ukrainian channels in IPTV packages for no added fee.
We continuously update the list of examples, available at the link below.
 
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POLICY

Telecom industry to brace open networks despite established interests

EURACTIV - 14 MARCH 2022

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Russian government sites facing unprecedented cyber attacks -report

REUTERS - 17 MARCH 2022

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EU's Vestager aims for March deal on tech rules

REUTERS - 16 MARCH 2022

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DSA: European Commission wants very large online platforms to pay for their supervision

EURACTIV - 16 MARCH 2022

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Your connected car knows you. The tussle for that data's hitting high gear

REUTERS - 16 MARCH 2022

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Romania hit with cyberattacks at start of Ukraine war, official says

POLITICO - 15 MARCH 2022

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Focus on
 
EU Digital Decade: From Targets to Enforcement
21 March 2022, 9h45am – 12:00pm CET
Hybrid event Online and Square de Meeûs 5, Brussels
 
Join us on Monday 21 March from 9h45am – 12:00pm CET for a hybrid event that will look at how the EU Digital Decade targets are implemented in EU Member States. The event will welcome key EU policy leaders to discuss the next steps necessary to enforce the targets.
 
Speakers include:
  • Mathieu Weill, Head of Digital Economy Department, Economics Ministry, France;
  • Emmanuel Gabla, Member of the College, ARCEP
  • Marzia Minozzi, Head of Legal and Regulation, Assotelecomunicazioni
  • Michel Combot, Director, Fédération Française des Télécoms
  • Janet Zaharieva, Chief Regulatory Adviser to the Managing Board, VIVACOM
  • Rita Wezenbeek, Director Connectivity, DG CONNECT, European Commission
  • Annemarie Sipkes, Chair, BEREC
  • Lise Fuhr, Director General, ETNO
Moderated by Luca Bertuzzi, Digital & Media Editor, EURACTIV
 
The language of the event is French for the Introduction and Conclusions, English for the panels.
This event is part of the events calendar of the French Presidency of the EU Register here to attend!
 
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Video

The Science Behind Elon Musk’s Neuralink Brain Chip


 Neuralink, Elon Musk’s brain chip, recently pushed back on claims that they violated animal welfare laws a few years ago, while testing on monkeys. This year, the company plans to test on human subjects. What does this mean for brain implant science?

 Learn more in the video below!
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Reports

120+ early-stage telehealth startups transforming healthcare

CB INSIGHTS - MARCH 2022

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Mind the Gap: A new Connectivity Act for the Digital Decade

DIGITALEUROPE - MARCH 2022

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Facts & Figures

The Growth of the SpaceX Starlink

Twitterati

@ETNOAssociation

.@orange taking the lead on EU cloud & security w/@Europe2022FR: Ukraine crisis & spike in cyber threaths shows need of EU digital leadership Federating EU clouds is key to resilience Open Strategic Independence on cloud a strategic need EU telcos are at the forefront
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@ETNOAssociation

"Telcos are the backbone of major CO2e reductions enabled by digitalisation. Strong networks are critical to achieving EU's green targets, the #EGDC coalition will develop a system to track progress", @mayaormazabal (ETNO Chair of Green Deal Task Force, @Telefonica) added @EIF4eu bit.ly/2LgguF6 #EUElections2019
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@vestager

Social media can bring people together for a positive change but also spread manipulation & hate speech in extreme ways. With #DSA we want to ensure a human centric digitalisation & pave the way for a dynamic online debate: Free from hate speech or other illegal content bit.ly/2LgguF6 #EUElections2019
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@agropelli

#Intel is coming to Europe to invest in #semiconductors: France R&D hub + EU HQ Germany 2 factories Poland data, cloud & neural networks Belgium Germany Netherlands research partners Italy software & security partners SPain supercomputing/zettascale = Total, €80bn
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@THIERRYBRETON

Europe is THE PLACE to invest in. Today's announcement by @intel will create thousands of jobs across the entire 🇪🇺 supply chain. It is the very 1st concrete outcome of the #EUChipsAct with cutting-edge <2nm semiconductors produced in the EU. More to come!
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TECH

Intel unveils ‘landmark’ €33B investment in EU chipmaking

POLITICO - 15 MARCH 2022

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Vodafone partners with Ericsson for on-demand 5G network slicing

TELECOMS TECH NEWS - 15 MARCH 2022

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Netflix raises prices for subscribers in UK, Ireland

Reuters - 10 MARCH 2022

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Cloud-first, AI-first: BT selects Google Cloud for strategic shift

Total Telecom - 10 March 2022

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Events
MARCH
ETNO Association,
21 March 2022, Online and Square de Meeûs 5, Brussels

EU Digital Decade: From Targets to Enforcement

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EUROPEAN INTERNET FORUM,
29 MARCH 2022, RENAISSANCE BRUSSELS HOTEL

The Data Act, a path to a fair and innovative data economy?

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POLITICO,
4 – 30 MARCH 2022, HYBRID

Powering Europe’s digital decade: competitiveness and recovery

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APRIL
POLITICO,
4 – 4 APRIL 2022, ONLINE

Making greener products the norm in the EU?

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POLITICO,
21 April 2022, Brussels

AI & Tech Summit 2022

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MAY
Cloud Expo Europe,
11 – 12 May 2022, Frankfurt

CLOUD EXPO EUROPE FRANKFURT

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