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GSMA and ETNO call on Ministers to support connectivity as a key enabler of EU competitiveness

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Brussels, 21 May 2024 – This week, the Council of the European Union hosts two important meetings gathering European ministers. Today, the Telecommunications Council discusses digital legislation adopted during the current European Commission mandate as well as future ...

ECTA, ETNO & GSMA Joint Statement on the European Parliament proposals to payment services regulation after the plenary vote

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Today, the European Parliament voted on a report proposing amendments to the European Commission’s proposal for a revised Payment Services Regulation.  The European telecommunications industry recognises the importance of revising payment service rules to improve consumer ...

Empowering digital identity: how mobile network operators are shaping the European ID wallet ecosystem

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The European Commission will implement a revision of the eIDAS Regulation to increase security and trust in electronic transactions across the EU, supported by four EU large-scale pilot projects. One of these large-scale pilots was announced last year by ...

GSMA and ETNO welcome Letta’s report, call for Member States to support the EC White Paper on digital infrastructure needs

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Brussels, 19 April 2024 – ETNO and the GSMA, the industry associations representing Europe’s leading telecom operators, welcome Enrico Letta’s high-level report “Much More Than A Market”, published this week by the European Council. In this context, we encourage Member ...

Underpinning Europe’s Digital Future: A Call to Action for Next-Generation Connectivity

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As EU Telecommunications and Digitalisation ministers are meeting in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, to debate the challenges that our industry will face in the coming years and the recently published White Paper which tackles Europe’s digital infrastructure needs, I would like ...

GSMA Europe Newsletter – April 2024

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Click here to read the latest news and activities from GSMA Europe.

New Rules for a New Era: Connecting Europe to 2030

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In an era where digital transformation dictates the pace of global competitiveness, the GSMA welcomed policymakers and industry stakeholders for the launch of the mobile industry’s manifesto for Europe, “New Rules for a New Era: Connecting Europe to 2030,” followed by ...

European mobile operators and GSMA unveil a pioneering manifesto for Europe’s digital future

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A new digital infrastructure framework that fosters investment, innovation, and a harmonized digital market must be a priority in the next EU mandate Brussels, 20th March 2024: The GSMA and leading European mobile operators today announced the launch of “Connecting ...

Key moments from MWC Barcelona 2024

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Highlights from THE connectivity event of the year GSMA MWC Barcelona 2024 has again delivered four days of vibrant discussion and networking, convening industry leaders and attendees from across the mobile ecosystem. MWC24 brought together connectivity leaders from 205 ...

The GSMA welcomes European Commission’s White Paper on “How to master Europe’s digital infrastructure needs?”

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We welcome the publication of the European Commission’s White Paper on how to master Europe’s digital infrastructure needs, which includes a range of forward-looking options for revitalising investment in Europe’s networks. Such investment has never been a higher ...

GSMA Europe Newsletter – February 2024

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Click here to read the latest news and activities ahead of MWC24.

European business calls for deepening the EU Single Market and renewing the dynamic of European integration

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1. Redressing the cost-of-living crisis felt by EU citizen After two centuries at the vanguard of technological development and innovation, in the past two decades Europe has dramatically lost its edge. The US and China are growing faster, putting them in a pole position to ...

GSMA’s comment on the Provisional political agreement on the Gigabit Infrastructure Act

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“We recognise the hard work by European policymakers to reach agreement on the text of the Gigabit Infrastructure Act. Increasing the speed and reducing the costs of deploying network infrastructure in Europe has never been more crucial for the continent’s future ...

Joint Statement: European telecommunications operators are united in voicing strong concerns regarding the current GIA negotiations

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Brussels, February 1st, 2024 – The EU telecommunications industry is united in voicing strong concerns around the ongoing “Gigabit Infrastructure Act” Regulation negotiations and warns of unintended consequences if proposals are implemented in their current form. The ...

Joint stakeholder call on policymakers to swiftly adopt the extension of the interim ePrivacy derogation

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The undersigned organisations have been participating, from different angles, in the discussions surrounding the proposal laying down rules to prevent and combat child sexual abuse. All signatories share the same goal, which is to create and maintain a safe online ...

The GSMA congratulates the Belgium Government on assuming Presidency of the Council of the European Union

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Belgium’s assumption of the Presidency of the Council of the European Union commences a critical year for Europe, with European Parliament elections in June and a new European Commission to be appointed towards the end of 2024.   The Belgian Presidency has already made ...

ECTA, ETNO, GIGAEurope & GSMA Joint Statement to EU Council’s General Approach on the Gigabit Infrastructure Act

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Today, the Council of the European Union is expected to agree on a negotiating mandate (‘general approach’) on the proposal for a Gigabit Infrastructure Act (GIA), i.e. a Regulation on measures to reduce the cost of deploying gigabit electronic communications networks across ...

European mobile data traffic will triple in next five years, driving continued pressure on network investment, new GSMA report predicts

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The GSMA’s annual European Mobile Economy Report shows that mobile contributed Eur 910 billion of value to Europe’s economy in 2022, whilst mobile operators will continue to face real investment challenges as bandwidth demands grow  23 November 2023, London: Mobile ...

GSMA Statement on the European Parliament vote on the Regulation to Prevent and Combat Child Sexual Abuse

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The GSMA welcomes the European Parliament’s adoption of new rules to combat and prevent child sexual abuse online. Today’s vote marks an important step in the fight against the online dissemination of child sexual abuse material, and we share with the Committee on Civil ...

GSMA – ETNO Statement on the Data Act final text

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The GSMA and ETNO congratulate EU policymakers on reaching agreement on the Data Act, a landmark file for the EU’s data economy. The GSMA and ETNO’s members are supportive of provisions in the file around B2B data access, cloud switching and interoperability, which we ...