We bring together private investors in gigabit communications networks
We stimulate investment and innovation in a digital, green and resilient Europe
We support policies which allow for sustainable investment in gigabit infrastructure
Telecom Companies Respond to Support People Impacted by the Conflict in Ukraine
GIGAEurope, along with its members, regards the situation in Ukraine with great concern and hopes that the conflict will end soon. This is a sombre moment across Europe.
We are sensitive to the importance of safe connectivity and access to credible information, especially now when it matters most. There is also an imperative to support people facing grave danger who need to access emergency resources, receive security updates when seeking safety and communicate with loved ones.
GIGAEurope members have taken specific measures to support those impacted by the conflict in Ukraine, including:
◊ For customers, offering free roaming to Ukraine from various local markets
◊ For customers and colleagues with families and friends in Ukraine, providing free calls and text messages to Ukraine
◊ Offering fast-track employment opportunities for those displaced by the crisis
◊ Offering free SIM cards and donations of recycled handsets
◊ Creating a donation page on websites to facilitate donations to organisations providing humanitarian assistance
◊ Distributing emergency supplies and providing cross-border transportation for victims of the conflict
As a trade association within the ICT sector, GIGAEurope will also continue to disseminate credible information by posting information regarding connectivity services and special dispensations available.
For specific information regarding measures taken in certain territories, please visit the ‘members’ section of our website here.
As the nature of the situation remains in flux, our members continue to determine how they can contribute to broader efforts to support people in need.
GREEN ICT – HOW CAN THE DIGITAL SECTOR ACCELERATE THE GREEN TRANSITION?
Tuesday, 14 June 2022
14:30 – 15:45 CET
During the fourth EURACTIV-GIGAEurope Digital Debate Series event, policy makers, civil society organisations, and industry experts will discuss how, through collective action, we can enable green and digital transitions that works for all.
We support a strong and harmonised European Digital Single Market, with a clear focus on enabling regulatory and market conditions that allow for sustainable investment and innovation in gigabit infrastructure and IoT.
GIGAEurope aims to highlight the importance of EU policies, supporting sustainable investment and competition. We believe that European policies should be based on long-term objectives, with regulatory intervention where the market fails to provide efficient outcomes.
Working with vertical players and policy makers, we aim to reduce market fragmentation and establish a level playing field across the whole digital ecosystem.
TRUST IN CONNECTIVITY
Trust is key for Europeans to participate in a fast-changing digital world and embrace new technologies. Gigabit network providers need to convey this trust by providing secure & reliable access to the digital world.
No one can be left behind. All Europeans need to have access to next generation digital services enabled by gigabit networks. That is why we need investments in upgrading and rolling-out gigabit networks.
DIGITAL AND GREEN TRANSFORMATION
Gigabit connectivity accelerates the digital and green transformation of economies and society. Gigabit networks enable new advanced digital services in fields like e-health, e-mobility and smart cities.
Gigabit access is key to the digital & green transition and to make Europe carbon neutral by 2050. Innovations with an energy efficiency focus make gigabit networks consume less energy.
Green ICT: How can the digital sector accelerate the green transition?
14 June 2022
There is no dearth of fora and mechanisms to demonstrate the public interest and global political will to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Moreover, there is broad agreement that the ICT sector and digitalisation can have a favourable impact on international and regional climate targets, by enabling green and digital transitions.
Many connectivity providers have announced voluntary commitments to meeting ambitious goals by joining the European Green and Digital Coalition.
During the next EURACTIV – GIGAEurope Digital Debate Series event, we will discuss:
– How does the current energy crisis, amplified by the current geopolitical situation, impact the Green Deal objectives and their implementation?
– What are the indices, metrics, or KPIs that industry and stakeholders can agree to?
– What should be taken into account when discussing the twin transition and the environmental footprint of the ICT sector?
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