Open Letter from Mats Granryd, Director General, GSMA
As you are no doubt aware, European citizens and businesses rely on mobile networks to socialise, do business and access information everyday in every corner of every Member State of the Union. The social and economic activity that rides over this digital infrastructure drives economic growth, shapes future innovation and fosters more inclusive societies. As you prepare to convene at tomorrow’s Ministerial Council Meeting, I must express my grave concerns on the current state of discussions on the proposed European Electronic Communication Code (the Code).
Although the European Union’s vision of a ‘Gigabit Society’, and recent discussions amongst the European Heads of State, demonstrate a strong ambition to recapture the region’s digital leadership and harness the full power of digital to drive growth, jobs and competitiveness, we do not see action focused on delivering tangible results.
The GSMA forecasts that more than one-third of Europe’s mobile connections could be running on 5G networks by 2025, providing citizens and businesses access to widespread ultra-fast connectivity. This encouraging projection, however, is not a given. Europe’s leadership in the 5G era will strongly depend on reforming telecoms regulation to foster investment and innovation. The Code represents a unique opportunity to move away from long antiquated views of the digital market, and finally set out a forward-looking policy that will enable the European Union to again be seen as a centre of technological innovation.
Spectrum is the lifeblood of mobile networks. It is therefore essential that EU institutions reform Europe’s spectrum management, acting on the following considerations to ensure the long-term viability of 5G and the Gigabit Society:
- More certainty and predictability for spectrum licenses, including a minimum licence duration of 25 years with a strong presumption of renewal, a proven way to attract more on-going investment in next generation infrastructure
- An efficient peer-review mechanism to spur the sharing of best practice in the areas of spectrum award design and procedures
- Voluntary spectrum sharing to enable competition, innovation and differentiation for the benefit of European citizens
- Fee structures that move away from short-sighted revenue generation to ones that are reflective of efficient and effective use of spectrum as well as coverage commitments
We recognise the sovereign interest of Member States over the spectrum resource. However, now is the time for bold action to reform spectrum management if Europe has any hope of regaining a leadership position in digital technologies. Sticking with the status quo will keep Europe fragmented, ensuring that we will fall behind other regions and fail to achieve a truly Digital Single Market. I encourage all of us to leverage our heritage as a mobile pioneer with GSM to make the kind of step change needed to incentivise connectivity investment, promoting the roll out of advanced mobile solutions across industries and public services. To be clear, this is about much more than just making the business environment for mobile operators sustainable. This is about what is essential to the long-term societal and economics needs of Europe.
Now that the negotiations on the Code are moving to the final stage, I urge all European institutions to maintain pressure to reform the telecom framework and, critically, to rigorously assess specific measures in the Code against Europe’s political objectives and digital ambitions. While there may be other portfolios that garner more public attention, I would humbly argue that there are few more critical to the social and economic future of Europe, its citizens and industries.
About the GSMA
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with more than 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress, Mobile World Congress Shanghai, Mobile World Congress Americas and the Mobile 360 Series of conferences.
For more information, please visit the GSMA corporate website at www.gsma.com.
For more than 50 years, Business Wire has been the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure.
Tilaa tiedotteet sähköpostiisi
Haluatko tietää asioista ensimmäisten joukossa? Kun tilaat mediatiedotteemme, saat ne sähköpostiisi välittömästi julkaisuhetkellä. Tilauksen voit halutessasi perua milloin tahansa.
Lue lisää julkaisijalta Business Wire
LTI and PTC Unveil IoT Center of Excellence16.10.2018 17:42 | Tiedote
Larsen & Toubro Infotech Ltd. (NSE: LTI, BSE: 540005), a global technology consulting and digital solutions company, in alliance with USA-based PTC Inc., today unveiled a state-of-the-art Center of Excellence (CoE) in Bengaluru, focused on Internet of Things (IoT)-based innovations. The CoE will focus specifically on Industry 4.0 solutions in Manufacturing and Oil & Gas sectors. LTI will leverage the CoE to design, build and showcase solutions for smart, connected enterprises, from proof-of-concept to industrialized deployments. The CoE will showcase the possibilities of transformative technologies to global customers, featuring Industrial IoT solutions developed on PTC’s ThingWorx® platform. LTI plans to deploy reusable IoT assets from its real-world experience in implementing enterprise-scale digital transformation solutions for global customers like L&T Construction and other global industrial manufacturing enterprises. A unique feature of the CoE will be the use of real-time data f
A Higher Intelligence: Huawei Unveils HUAWEI Mate 20 Series16.10.2018 17:08 | Tiedote
Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) today unveiled the HUAWEI Mate 20 Series. Available in 6.53-inch, 6.39-inch and 7.2-inch sizes, the HUAWEI Mate 20 Series encompasses four devices: HUAWEI Mate 20, HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro, HUAWEI Mate 20 X and PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate 20 RS. “Smartphones are an important entrance to the digital world. The HUAWEI Mate 20 Series is designed to be the best ‘mate’ of consumers, accompanying and empowering them to enjoy a richer, more fulfilled life with their higher intelligence, unparalleled battery lives and powerful camera performance,” said Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer BG. Ultimate Performance and Battery Life Manufactured with the cutting-edge 7nm technology process, the Kirin 980 is the world’s first commercial SoC to use the Cortex-A76-based cores and Mali-G76 GPU. The Kirin 980 is also the industry’s first SoC to be equipped with Dual-NPU. In addition, it supports the 4.5G LTE Cat. 21 standard, the world’s fastest Wi-Fi connection speeds, and
New Guidance From ADA and EASD Recommends Use of Sodium-Glucose Co-Transporter-2 (SGLT2) Inhibitors and Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 (GLP-1) Receptor Agonists for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes16.10.2018 16:15 | Tiedote
As the European distributor of INVOKANA ® (canagliflozin) and VOKANAMET ® (canagliflozin and metformin) Mundipharma welcomes the news that SGLT2i’s, including canagliflozin, have now been included as an important treatment option in the newly published 2018 ADA/EASD Consensus Report in the early management of T2DM patients with established ASCVD, HF, CKD and also in patients without cardiovascular disease (CVD) especially where there is a compelling need to minimize weight gain or promote weight loss or a need to minimize the risk of hypoglycaemia. The new guidance was co-published in Diabetologia, the journal of EASD, and Diabetes Care, the journal of the ADA, during the annual meeting of EASD in Berlin, Germany on October 5.1 Updates to the guidance took into consideration recent evidence from large CV outcome trials (CVOTs), which included the CANVAS programme, the largest completed and published CV outcomes trial to date for an SGLT2i, which has shown that canagliflozin reduces the
Brightree Launches First Patient App for HME16.10.2018 16:05 | Tiedote
Brightree®, the leading provider of cloud-based software to help post-acute care companies improve business performance and patient outcomes, announced today from Medtrade the release of its new Patient Hub to personalize the patient experience and increase revenue for home medical equipment (HME) providers. Patient Hub is a patient engagement app that automates and simplifies how HME providers connect with their patients. It eliminates the need for multiple web portals and consolidates all patient interactions into one secure platform. By improving ease of engagement and automation, Patient Hub empowers care, frees up resources and creates opportunities to accelerate cash flow. The Patient Hub app allows providers to automate simple, repetitive processes such as sending out appointment reminders and requests for insurance updates, or delivering order status and tracking updates. Patients can initiate and complete tasks as well, including updating account information, reordering suppli
KYMCO Announces Entry Into India With Ionex16.10.2018 15:40 | Tiedote
KYMCO announces its official entry into India with its game-changing Ionex electric scooter total solution. In partnership with Twenty Two Motors, an Indian company that focuses on developing advanced connected electric vehicles, KYMCO is set to revolutionize the two-wheeler sector in India by bringing the new era of electric scooters and building the open energy platforms long awaited by Indian customers. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20181016005636/en/ Allen Ko, Chairman, KYMCO (Photo: Business Wire) India is the largest two-wheeler market in the world. The Indian government is actively promoting green movement through policies that encourage the use of electric vehicles as well as the establishment of EV infrastructure. The latest ‘National E-Mobility Programme’ aims to shift one third of petrol and diesel vehicles to electric by 2030. The government has a strong motivation for “go electric, go green” revol
Fujitsu to Demonstrate New “Super-Slim” Washable RFID Linen Tags at the EXPOdetergo 18th International Exhibition in Milan, Italy16.10.2018 15:00 | Tiedote
Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc., a leader in innovative technology and front-end solutions, has announced today that Fujitsu has developed a new line of washable UHF RFID tags only 7 millimeters wide, 30% smaller than current tags, allowing them to be more easily inserted into the seams of washable items. Fujitsu will debut the new “super-slim” tags, as well as their WT-A533 Linen tags and WT-A533L Fashion tags, at the EXPOdetergo 18th International Exhibition, Hall 1 booth # V10, on October 19-22, 2018, at the Fiera Milano Convention Center, Milan, Italy. The Fujitsu “super-slim” washable RFID Linen tags are targeted for availability in the first quarter of 2019. “Fujitsu has been creating RFID solutions for over 20 years. Our engineering and design teams possess sophisticated engineering, design and antenna optimization intellectual property,” says Michi Sugawara, President and CEO of Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. “By combining this know-how plus our skills in high-volume,
Uutishuoneessa voit lukea tiedotteitamme ja muuta julkaisemaamme materiaalia. Löydät sieltä niin yhteyshenkilöidemme tiedot kuin vapaasti julkaistavissa olevia kuvia ja videoita. Uutishuoneessa voit nähdä myös sosiaalisen median sisältöjä. Kaikki STT Infossa julkaistu materiaali on vapaasti median käytettävissä.Tutustu uutishuoneeseemme