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The GSMA and ETNO respond to the European Commission consultation on the digital levy

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The European Union (‘EU’) needs a modern, stable regulatory and tax framework to appropriately address the developments and challenges of the digital economy. We therefore consider it appropriate for the digital economy to be taxed in a fair and transparent way with profits ...

GSMA Europe Newsletter – March 2021

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Learn about the latest GSMA Europe activities, upcoming events, recent reports and publications. GSMA Europe Newsletter – March 2021

Telecom CEOs Join European Green Digital Coalition, Commit to Green and Digital Transformation

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Joint Statement by the GSMA and ETNO Brussels, 19 March 2021 – Today, 13 European telecom CEOs became founding members of the European Green Digital Coalition, and pledged their companies would be climate neutral by 2040 at the latest to accelerate the European Commission’s ...

The GSMA welcomes Europe’s Digital Decade goals

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Widespread high quality connectivity will be a backbone for Europe’s economic recovery The GSMA, uniting the global and European mobile industry, welcomes the Digital Decade goals announced today by the European Commission. Our vision is to unlock the full power of ...

Online Education – Transforming the Teaching and Learning of Digital Skills

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During COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of digital skills and online education has grown in precedence, as educational systems, companies and organisations rushed to go online. The shift to online schooling, accelerated by the COVID-19 crisis, requires not only appropriate ...

The GSMA responds to the European Commission consultation on BCRD Review

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Widespread high quality connectivity will play a significant role in the response to the COVID-19 crisis, as it will ensure network stability and lay the foundations for future economic growth. Investments in widespread connectivity will help sustain jobs in the short-term, ...

ePrivacy: European Telcos Support a Strong Alignment with GDPR

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Brussels, 10 February 2021 – Europe’s telecommunication industry is fully committed to the principle of confidential communications and supports the Continent’s ambition to lead the data economy. European citizens deserve access to digital services that are trustworthy and ...

Sovereignty, Resilience and Trust: Strengthening Europe’s Digital Economy after COVID-19

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The GSMA, on behalf of its European members, presents the mobile industry’s vision for 2021 and beyond in its latest report. Top priorities include delivering on the European Commission’s 5G Action Plan, building a distributed cloud and edge infrastructure and ...

GSMA Europe Newsletter – January 2021

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Learn about the latest GSMA Europe activities, upcoming events, recent reports and publications. GSMA Europe Newsletter – January 2021  

GSMA Comments on the Review of the NIS Directive

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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 ...