ETNODigital: Telecoms Insights Week, EU-US TTC, AI Act compromise text and more!
19 May 2022 - Edition no. 288
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POLICY

Europe’s most influential tech players — ranked

POLITICO EUROPE – 18 MAY 2022

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Brussels’ next lobbying dogfight: Big Tech vs. Big Telecoms

POLITICO EUROPE – 17 MAY 2022

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Updates to transparency obligations in latest AI Act compromise text

EURACTIV – 17 MAY 2022

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While internet value chain grows, telecom operators lag behind

EURACTIV – 16 MAY 2022

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EU-US Trade and Technology Council: strengthening our renewed partnership in turbulent times

EUROPEAN COMMISSION – 16 MAY 2022

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EU, US flaunt joint action to ‘hammer’ Russia on trade and tech

POLITICO EUROPE – 16 MAY 2022

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Europe takes a step ahead of the US in chip policy

EURACTIV – 16 MAY 2022

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Swiss voters approve ‘Lex Netflix’ TV streaming funding law

EURACTIV – 16 MAY 2022

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Focus on

ETNO Statement on the European Chips Act
 
ETNO welcomes the European Commission’s proposal establishing a framework of measures for strengthening Europe's semiconductor ecosystem (Chips Act). A robust legal framework will respond to the need for a sustainable and resilient semiconductor supply chain across different geographies and ensure the EU’s place in the global supply chain.

The telecoms industry provides the underlying enabling technology for a vibrant digital economy and society across the EU. As the industry evolves towards next generation technologies that are increasingly dependent, whether from a smartphone perspective or a network perspective, on cutting-edge chipset design and manufacturing, the availability of a diverse and resilient set of supply options will be crucial to ensure that future telecom networks and services contribute to strengthening the European semiconductor ecosystem.

Read the full position paper at the link below!
 
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Video

#ThinkDigital interview:
Rita Wezenbeek, European Commission


 #ThinkDigital video series are back! In this video interview, we went to ask to Rita Wezenbeek, Director for Connectivity, DG CONNECT, what her main messages were at the event on Europe's Internet Ecosystem, organised by ETNO and MLex earlier this week.

Ms Wezenbeek said: "Gigabit networks are indispensable to reach the Digital Decade targets, so it is very important. This means large funding needs. The Commission, the European Union, is taking a lot of measures in order to meet those funding needs.

But we have also put in the Declaration of Digital Rights and Principles, the principle that all market actors should contribute in a fair way to the financing of the networks, of the infrastructure. The Commissioners Vestager and Breton have adhered to that principle and said “we need to work on it”.
WATCH THE FULL VIDEO INTERVIEW 
Reports

AI 100: The most promising artificial intelligence startups of 2022

CB INSIGHTS – MAY 2022

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The Internet Value Chain 2022

GSMA – MAY 2022

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Facts & Figures
Twitterati
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@ETNOAssociation

We are looking for a talented colleague to join the ETNO Policy Team! Full job description here: https://bit.ly/3wpFFuz Apply or spread the word by 30/5! #WeAreHiring #JobOpening #Hiring #BrusselsBubble #JobVacancy
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@SamuelStolton

Brussels is readying itself for a dogfight between two of the most powerful lobbying machines in the EU capital: Big Telecoms and Big Tech. Read more: https://t.co/GdgGGcTUiK
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@ETNOAssociation

Equality & inclusion run offline as well as online. EU telecom operators stand with the EU institutions in celebrating the #IDAHOT & striving for an #UnionOfEquality #EU4LGBTI, against all kinds of discrimination towards LGBTIQ+ citizens
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@DeutschJill

I asked Vestager about the possibility the EU would impose a fee on internet streamers like Netflix to help telecos offset the costs of 5G. She said she was surprised that even mentioning the idea began “such a commotion.”
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@ETNOAssociation

.@LiseFuhr’s messages at the #EUInternetEcosystem:
Europe must accelerate #5G/#FTTH deployment,
We must work within #OpenInternet principles,
We stand for fair #digital markets,
Dialogue with all stakeholders is key.
Follow the debate live here: https://bit.ly/3NkmpEr

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@agropelli

Relatively low telecom #prices in Europe are clearly emerging as a driver of #faircontribution debate. From BEREC to CNECT to CCIA, understanding is prices might be part of the EU investment problem. Which begs the question: how to pay for #5G & #FTTH? #EUinternetecosystem
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TECH

Musk says Twitter deal is dead unless CEO can prove spam stats

TECH CRUNCH – 17 MAY 2022

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Netflix is looking into livestreaming

THE VERGE – 16 MAY 2022

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Italy prevents pro-Russian hacker attacks during Eurovision contest

REUTERS – 15 MAY 2022

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Apple might drop Lightning ports from more than just iPhones

MASHABLE – 15 MAY 2022

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Events
MAY
Cullen International,
3 – 25 May 2022, ONLINE

Mastering EU Telecoms Regulation

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DG CNECT & FTTH Council Europe,
23 May 2022, ONLINE

Broadband Policy update at Governmental Day Workshop in the frame of the FTTH Conference 2022

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ETNO & UNI Europa,
23 – 24 May 2022, Lisbon

Digital Upskilling for All! Final Conference

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FTTH Council Europe,
23 – 25 May 2022, Vienna

FTTH Conference 2022

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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
EURACTIV,
7 JUNE 2022, HYBRID

ACHIEVING MORE TRANSPARENCY IN EU POLICYMAKING - THE POTENTIAL OF AI

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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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BROADBAND FORUM,
13 – 17 JUNE 2022, ONLINE

Broadband Forum Q2 2022 Meeting

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Competition and Markets Authority,
15 June 2022, Hybrid

Data, Technology and Analytics Conference 2022

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Financial Times,
16 June 2022, Online

Building a more sustainable telecoms industry

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ENISA,
23 – 24 June 2022, WARSAW

Annual Privacy Forum 2022

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