ETNODigital: EU-Ukraine telecoms' Joint Statement, competition updates, MEPs tackle the AI Act, and more!
14 April 2022 - Edition no. 283
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ETNO supports EU-Ukraine Operators’ Joint Statement on connectivity for Ukrainian refugees

Connectivity is the cornerstone of our societies, and it becomes a lifeline during times of crisis. As as soon as the war against Ukraine started, European telecom operators stepped in with extensive voluntary measures. Such measures included providing free or heavily discounted connectivity for Ukrainian people residing in the EU as well as the incoming refugees. Telecom operators also set up free Wi-Fi hotspots, local SIM cards and a series of humanitarian actions.
 
The Joint Statement shows the resolve of European telecom operators in continuing to support people in need. As the crisis unfolds, we will remain actively engaged with governments and EU institutions to ensure that refugees continue receiving the help they need.

The leadership of Executive Vice-president Vestager and Commissioner Breton, as well as the hard work of DG Connect and BEREC were key to this initiative. We look forward to continuing collaborating on these extremely important matters.

Find the full statement at the link below!
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How can telcos make a difference in the Data Act?


 Data is an essential resource with the potential to foster economic growth, competitiveness, innovation and job creation. Europe counts the world’s strongest industrial base and has the technologies and skills to become a leader in this new data economy. Lise Fuhr explained at this debate how telcos can make a difference for Europe’s digital ecosystem:
  •  Telcos are enablers for IoT: 5G will enable the rapid growth of IoT devices, leading to a massive amount of data generated, which will create resources for data analytics and AI in Europe,
  • The Data Act is also about B2G data sharing, in exceptional situations, such as public emergencies. Telcos have been collaborating with public authorities for years (to manage natural disasters, environmental pollution, avoid COVID19 spreading),
  • Lastly, the Data Act introduces regulatory requirements on cloud, edge and other data processing services providers. It is important that the Data Act paves the way for a thriving and competitive cloud market in Europe.
 Follow the full video recording at the link below!
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@ETNOASSOCIATION

ETNO is proud to support today’s statement by EU-Ukrainian operators on #connectivity for Ukrainian refugees. We thank EVP @Vestager and Commissioner @ThierryBreton for their leadership. Full #PressRelease: https://bit.ly/3O0xBHw
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@ETNOASSOCIATION

The #ETNOTeam is growing: we are excited to welcome @marcelplabo to the Comms Team as of today. Marcel will reinforce our association’s comms efforts going forward, together with @agropelli and @gabriel_daia! #WelcomeToTheTeam
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@ThierryBreton

I welcome the joint statement signed by EU & Ukraine telecoms operators today to make it easier for those suffering from Kremlin war to stay connected #roaming Exceptional solidarity with the people fleeing Ukraine, w/ support of @EU_Commission @Europarl_EN https://bit.ly/3KCWoPw
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@GDCoalition

@GDCoalition is live! We are committed to powering the sustainability benefits of #digital: Develop & deploy green digital solutions, Develop methods to measure the net impact, Co-create recommendations for inclusive digital transformation. Stay tuned!
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@LiseFuhr

I am honored to be featured in @Women4Cyber’s book titled “Hacking gender barriers: Europe’s top cyber women”! This initiative is aimed at inspiring the next generation of ICT female leaders joining the #cybersecurity field. The book is available here: https://bit.ly/37MkjOc
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@BertuzLuca

Apple's CEO Tim Cook took the stage at the @PrivacyPros Summit 2022 to attack sideloading, arguing that it will jeopardise privacy and security in iPhones. Without naming the #DMA, he criticised competition regulation that will open operating systems to alternative app stores.
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Events
APRIL
POLITICO,
21 April 2022, Brussels

AI & Tech Summit 2022

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TELCO AI WORLD SUMMIT,
26 – 28 April 2022, Berlin

ADVANCING NETWORKS AND CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT

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FORUM EUROPE,
28 April 2022, hybrid

The EU Chips Act AND Technological Sovereignty

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MAY
Cullen International,
3 – 25 May 2022, ONLINE

Mastering EU Telecoms Regulation

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EUROPEAN COMMISSION,
4 – 10 MAY 2022, ONLINE

Big data test infrastructure webinar

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Cloud Expo Europe,
11 – 12 May 2022, Frankfurt

CLOUD EXPO EUROPE FRANKFURT

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FORUM EUROPE,
19 MAY 2022, ONLINE

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Cnxtd Inc. Event Media Corp.,
24 – 25 May 2022, Brussels

2022 International Conference on the EU Cybersecurity Act

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JUNE
European Commission & 6G Flagship,
7 – 10 June 2022, GRENOBLE

2022 EuCNC & 6G Summit

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Forum Europe,
8 – 9 June 2022, HYBRID

17th European Spectrum Management Conference

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Competition and Markets Authority,
15 June 2022, Hybrid

Data, Technology and Analytics Conference 2022

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European Data Protection Supervisor,
16 – 17 June 2022, Brussels

EDPS Conference 2022

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BizClik Media Group,
23 – 24 JUNE 2022, hybrid

Shaping the Future of Technology & AI

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ENISA,
23 – 24 June 2022, WARSAW

Annual Privacy Forum 2022

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