On 24 March EIF and the Digital Policy Alliance (DPA) co-hosted a joint event on ‘Mobile and broadband: what your constituents would like to know’ in the House of Lords, Westminster.
This debate followed a previous EIF-DPA joint event on ‘Perspectives for Mobile and Broadband in the UK 2020’ with European Commission Vice-President Neelie Kroes, hosted in Europe House, London, in March 2013. A year later, prominent speakers provided insights on the value of mobile and broadband in our future digital world, with a special focus on access and deployment in the UK, needs and next steps.
This year’s event was the occasion to present two newly released documents looking at major digital trends in the Europe, and the digital infrastructure outlook in the UK.
EIF’s report ‘The Digital World in 2030: What Place for Europe?’ challenges Europe’s political leaders and policy-makers – and more particularly European legislators – to put Europe’s place in tomorrow’s digital world at the center of their preoccupations and priorities today. The newly elected European Parliament, together with the European Commission and EU member-state governments, will bear great responsibility for shaping Europe place in the digital world of 2030. This report tries to make clear that this is about much more than just the technology. It’s about what we do with the technology throughout our economies and societies.
Watch EIF report ‘The Digital World in 2030: What Place for Europe?’ authors Peter Linton and Ajit Jaokar talking about the report:
The second document presented at this meeting was Digital Business First’s report ‘The UK’s enduring broadband deficit: A divided nation – Time for an effective plan’. The report aims to send a message that enabling a faster, more connected infrastructure for the UK is the best way to promote growth and jobs and outlines the action plan for the UK’s government to achieve it.
Alex Pratt, Chairman Buckinghamshire Business First and Buckinghamshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) presented the report. Stephen McGibbon, EMEA Regional Technical Officer, Microsoft; Peter Olson, President DIGITALEUROPE and Head of European Affairs, Ericsson; Alexandra Birtles, Head of External Communications, Talk Talk then shared their insights on the report.
Watch Peter Olson and James Elles MEP commenting on the Digital Business First’s report ‘The UK’s enduring broadband deficit: A divided nation – Time for an effective plan’.
EIF established a cooperation with UK-based Digital Policy Alliance (DPA) to work together to improve political understanding of information society issues at national and European level. DPA brings together politicians, officials and industry to help improve the quality of policy formation, consultation, scrutiny, implementation and monitoring.See event
WiFi4EU: connecting citizens to the new European gigabit society
Future Internet connectivity needs in Europe beyond 2020: 5G obstacles and promises
Ofcom’s Strategic Review of Digital Communications: initial conclusions in the context of EU telecoms reform
EU Spectrum Policy
Competition, openness and neutrality along the digital value chain
Investments in broadband in Europe
EIF breakfast meeting with Digital Business First
Perspectives for Mobile and Broadband in the UK 2020
Wireless Broadband and Universal Access
Funding Digital Infrastructure
Competition and Connecting Europe Facility
Dinner with Ed Vaizey: the interner - who pays?
Broadband for all: how is Europe progressing?
Broadband for all: do we have the right spectrum policy?
Breakfast with Gavin Patterson, CEO of BT retail
Making the most of the digital dividend
High capacity broadband everywhere: the potential of mobile connectivity
Meeting with Lord Carter, UK Minister for Communications, Technology and Broadcasting
WIFI4EU: Connecting citizens to the Gigabit Society
5G in Europe: obstacles and promises
Smart Cities: advantages for society & opportunities for businesses
EIF Members met Sharon White, Ofcom’s Chief Executive
EU Spectrum Policy: finding a way to coexist
Competition in Europe: To regulate or not to regulate?
Media, research and entrepreneurship in the digital era: technology excellence and innovation in difficult times - Highlights from the EIF Study Visit to Pavia and Milan
Latest digital policy news from the Asia Pacific region
Claudio Murri, Asia advisor to EIF, reports on internet usage in Asia-Pacific
Claudio Murri, Asia Advisor to EIF, reports on mobile market in Pakistan
Mobile and broadband: what your constituents would like to know
Claudio Murri, Asia Advisor to EIF, reports: India opening up more spectrum for mobile data use
Hong Kong Government to initiate an ‘Innovation and Technology Bureau’
Claudio Murri, Asia Advisor to EIF, reports on spectrum developments in Hong Kong
Broadband in Europe: investing in tomorrow’s technology today
Putting digital business back at the top of Europe's agenda
Feedback from the EIF Study Visits in the Asia Pacific Region ‘Examining Asia’s dynamic digital development’ April 2013
EIF Asia Study Trip: Examining Asia’s dynamic digital development
EIF-DPA Joint Event: Perspectives for Mobile and Broadband in the UK 2020
Isn’t it about time for Universal Broadband Access in Europe?
Connecting Europe Facility – will public stimulus prove an efective catalyst to private investment?
Who pays the internet? Dinner with Ed Vaizey
Closing Europe's digital broadband divide
Broadband for all: the battle for spectrum in the 21st century
Tomorrow's internet business models: the need for fair platform competition
Digital Dividend: rate of return higher if Europe succeeds on spectrum policy
Embrace the mobile future today, for consumers will not wait for the right legislation
Meeting with Stephen Carter, UK Minister for Communications, Technology and Broadcasting
Carlos Zorrinho, MEP & EIF member, on WIFI4EU
Anthony Whelan, DG CONNECT, on WIFI4EU
Ilona Kish, Public Libraries 2020, on WIFI4EU
Stephan Schott, EUSANET, on WIFI4EU
Ray McConnell, Blu Wireless Technology, on WIFI4EU
Michal Boni MEP opens EIF debate on 5G in Europe
Laszlo Toth, GSMA, on 5G in Europe
Krasimira Bozhinkova, SES, on 5G in Europe
Markus Borchert, DIGITALEUROPE, on 5G in Europe
Anna Krzyzanowska, DG CONNECT, on 5G in Europe
François Fischer, ERTICO – ITS Europe, on 5G in Europe
Martyn Lee, Sky, on 5G in Europe
#EIFAsks Smart Cities: advantages for society & opportunities for businesses
Michal Boni MEP opens debate on Media Convergence
Ole Ledang, Telenor Satellite, on Media Convergence
Simon Fell, EBU, on Media Convergence
Matthias Kurth, Cable Europe, on Media Convergence
Andreas Röver, DG CONNECT, on Media Convergence
Gunnar Hökmark MEP on the Spectrum Policy
Andreas Geiss DG CONNECT on the EU spectrum policy
Evert Dudok ESOA on satellites & spectrum
Valerio Zingarelli RAI/EBU on spectrum in the EU
Afke Schaart GSMA on mobile & spectrum
Jurand Drop, Gov. of Poland, on the World Radio Communications Conference
Vincent Sneed AER on radio & spectrum
Peter Linton on the EIF report 'The Digital World in 2030'
Ajit Jaokar on the EIF report 'The Digital World in 2030'
Peter Olson on the Importance of Connectivity
James Elles MEP on Mobile and Broadband in the UK
Anthony Whelan (DG CONNECT) on Broadband in Europe
Stefan Zotti (European Commission) on Broadband in Europe
Gábor Bihary (CoR) on Broadband in Europe
Michael Garvey (Digital Business First) on Broadband in Europe
Vittorio Vallero (Piedmont Region) on Broadband in Europe
Edit Herczog MEP on Broadband in Europe
Alex Pratt on Mobile and Broadband in the UK
Gerard de Graaf at the EIF Debate on Wireless Broadband and Universal Access
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