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GSMA Comments on the Review of the NIS Directive

The threat landscape has changed dramatically since the NIS Directive came into play in 2016, and the GSMA urged the European Commission to update and expand the directive to meet current risks and future challenges to ensure 5G technology is secure. The GSMA welcomes the ...

Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Act: Statement of the European Telecoms Industry

The European telecommunications industry welcomes today’s announcements by the European Commission. We are optimistic that the EU can set the global standard for competitive, non-discriminatory, responsible and fair digital markets with today’s publication of the Digital ...

New Report: Perceptions of Power: Championing Female Leadership in Tech

The EQUALS global partnership for digital gender equality published a pilot study today entitled “Perceptions of Power: Championing Female Leadership in Tech.” The study examines how men and women in middle and senior management positions define leadership. This is critical ...

Joint Telecoms Industry Letter on the ePrivacy Regulation

The following Joint Letter by the GSMA and ETNO has been sent to EU national ministries and to the Member States’ Permanent Representations to the EU. Nearly 4 years ago, the European Commission released its proposed draft of the ePrivacy Regulation (ePR). In the intervening ...

GSMA Europe 26 GHz Spectrum Policy Paper

The experience of the last 20 years has demonstrated that demand for harmonised spectrum for mobile broadband has been growing year over year. Driven by unit price reductions that are hard to match in other sectors, usage of mobile networks has exploded. Operators have ...

Review of the Radio Spectrum Policy Programme

The Radio Spectrum Policy Program (RSPP) has been at the core of the EU communication framework since 2012, making it instrumental for the development of 4G networks across the continent. Most of its provisions are still relevant today and have therefore proven to be among ...

GSMA-ETNO Position Paper on the New Consumer Agenda

The telecoms sector is characterised by evolving service, improved trust, and enhanced customer relationships. A result of strong competition between providers, innovation and considerable ongoing investments in networks and services, consumers derive considerable benefit ...

GSMA comments on the European Commission public consultation on NIS Directive Review

The threat landscape has changed dramatically since the NIS Directive came into play in 2016, and the GSMA today urged the European Commission to update and expand the directive to meet current risks and future challenges to ensure 5G technology is secure. As the trade body ...

GSMA Views on the Review of the Electronic Identification Regulation and Potential New European Digital Identity

European mobile telecoms operators urge bold changes to the eIDAS Regulation to fight fraud and drive cross-border trade in tandem with ambitious plans for a European eID for all residents, the GSMA said today in its comments to the European Commission. The GSMA, which ...

The GSMA Welcomes and Strongly Supports the European Commission Recommendation on Connectivity

Good News for 5G in Europe The European Commission published the Digital Decade package, including a Connectivity Recommendation that should accelerate the deployment of 5G. The Commission pressed Member States to take “simple and realistic measures” to assign 5G spectrum ...

ICT Sector: Carbon-Neutral by 2030?

On 8 September, GSMA Europe hosted a virtual Mobile Meetings Series focused on the ICT industry’s role in helping Europe achieve its climate neutrality objective by 2030. The debate addressed the priorities for the sector’s decarbonisation strategy, which include measures to ...

GSMA’s Views on the European Democracy Action Plan

Europe’s telecoms industry recommends the European Commission urgently fix systemic weaknesses in internet governance and responsibility and restore public trust by updating the European Democracy Action Plan. Disinformation has had dangerous consequences for the telecoms ...

An Updated Competition Framework to Address the Challenges of the Digital Economy

In the recent years, the advent of the digital economy has brought additional challenges for competition authorities and companies in their competition law and economic assessments. There is a consensus that there is a need to review and update the current framework and to ...

A Telecoms Industry View on the Digital Services Act

In this digital age, the future of our democracies, societies and economies depends on digital ecosystems that are open, fair, competitive, and respectful of the rule of law. The adoption of digital technology brings the promise of addressing some of the biggest challenges ...

GSMA Europe Newsletter – September 2020

Learn about the latest GSMA Europe activities, upcoming events, recent reports and publications. GSMA Europe Newsletter – September 2020.

The Role of the Telecoms Sector in Accelerating the European Recovery

Joint statement by the GSMA and ETNO The European telecommunications industry stands ready to work with EU institutions, national governments and the broader stakeholders’ community to lift the Continent out of this recession. As the German Presidency of the EU takes over, ...

GSMA Position Paper on the European Green Deal

We welcome the Green Deal initiative which is an essential initiative to reduce the risks related to climate change. A Green Recovery. In the light of the current COVID-19 crisis, we welcome the willingness of the European Commission to enshrine the Green Deal in the ...

GSMA Europe Newsletter – June 2020

Learn about the latest GSMA Europe activities, upcoming events, recent reports and publications. Click here to read GSMA Europe Newsletter – June 2020.

COVID-19: Digital Contact Tracing Applications

As the world works around the clock and across many fronts to combat COVID-19, the mobile industry is playing a critical role. Mobile network operators (MNOs) are providing robust and secure connectivity for individuals, business continuity and government response. To ...

5G: Empowering Recovery and Fighting Misinformation in Europe

On 3 June, the GSMA, alongside ETNO, hosted an online event on 5G: Empowering Recovery and Fighting Misinformation, garnering over 700 registered participants. Moderated by GSMA’s Maria Sotiriou and ETNO’s Paolo Grassia, the event gathered the views of the European ...