Mobile broadband prices in Europe 2019

This study provides comprehensive data on 2019 retail prices of mobile broadband offers for consumers in the EU28, Iceland, Norway, Turkey, Japan, South Korea, and the USA. The largest Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) in each country were included. The results of the new study show that the mobile broadband prices continue to go down.

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Report on the European Commission's Workshops on Common European Data Spaces

Access to data is a prerequisite to the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions in Europe. An important obstacle is the currently limited access to data held by public and private actors. The “Data for AI” specific objective in the Digital Europe Programme (DEP) supports the development of common European data spaces, to ensure data access in specific and between sectors.

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Connecting Europe Facility (CEF2) Digital - Draft orientations towards an implementation roadmap

The Connecting Europe Facility (CEF2) Digital programme aims to support and catalyse investments in digital connectivity infrastructures of common interest during the period 2021-2027. To stimulate further the ongoing discussions and exchanges of ideas on the future implementation of the programme, the European Commission is publishing a non-paper setting out possible orientations and general implementation guidelines

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Finalisation of the fixed cost model for the delegated act on a single EU-wide fixed voice call termination

Today the Commission has published an external study assessing the cost of providing fixed wholesale voice call termination rates. The findings will act as one of the various inputs taken into consideration by the Commission in preparation of the future delegated act on the so-called Eurorates.

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Summary Report on the targeted consultation on Connecting Europe Facility - Digital 2021-2027

The objective of the consultation was to gather the views of stakeholders on the priority areas for EU digital infrastructure investments and the best ways to address existing connectivity needs with Connecting Europe Facility support. This summary report presents preliminary trends that emerge from them, focusing on the quantitative aspects of the consultation input.The Commission is now carrying out a deeper analysis of the replies received. The results will feed into the Commission's proposals and discussions on the implementation of the programme, to begin in 2021.

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ENISA publishes threat landscape of 5G networks

ENISA, the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity, publishes a Threat Landscape for 5G Networks, assessing the threats related to the fifth generation of mobile telecomunications networks (5G). This report complements the EU Member States report on EU-wide risk assessments on 5G security released in October 2019.

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Study on media literacy and online empowerment issues raised by algorithm-driven media services (SMART 2017/0081)

Social media platforms and the algorithms they use to shape the news that people read, as well as people’s behaviour online, all play a role in the rapid spread of disinformation. Research has shown that people tend to be unaware of their own cognitive biases and underestimate the influence of algorithms on their social media behaviour. Improving the media literacy of consumers and reducing their vulnerability to disinformation is a necessary part of the solution. This study proposes an approach based on behavioural science, which triggers people to be aware of their own online behaviour.

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Report assessing the consistency of the approaches in the identification of operators of essential services

Under Directive (EU) 2016/1148 on Security of Network and Information Systems (the “NIS Directive”), identified operators of essential services will have to take appropriate security measures and to notify serious cyber incidents to the relevant national authority. This report provides an overview of how Member States have identified operators of essential services. It assesses whether the methodologies for identifying such operators are consistent across Member States.

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A roadmap for the sustainable production of fuels and chemicals

The ENERGY-X project has released a draft scientific roadmap highlighting the research needs for the sustainable production of fuels and chemicals. Development of such alternatives to fossil fuels is key for meeting Europe´s energy objectives and for mitigating climate change.

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