Read about what GIGAEurope and its Members have been up to
GIGAEurope brings together private operators who build, operate and invest in the gigabit communications networks that enable Europe’s digital connectivity.
Brussels – 3 February: The third EURACTIV-GIGAEurope Digital Debate Series event, Supporting SMEs Post-Pandemic, outlines measures to help future-proof SMEs. It is crucial businesses are equipped with adequate digital skills, access to technology, and a supportive policy environment.
Brussels – 6 December 2021: This press release features highlights of the policy debate “Navigating the Digital Ecosystem under the Digital Services Act” organised with the support of the Slovenian Government Office for Digital Transformation.
Brussels – 13 October 2021: This press release features highlights of the policy debate on challenges to ensure no European is left behind on the Path to the Digital Decade. The debate was co-organised by EURACTIV and GIGAEurope.
Brussels - 11 October 2021 - Commission President von der Leyen calling digital “make or break” for Europe’s recovery and sovereignty in her 2021 State of the Union speech provides new political impetus to the 2030 digital objectives and targets for digital transformation. Inclusiveness is one of the key values associated with Europe’s Path to the Digital Decade.
Brussels - 22 June 2021 - Related to the EURACTIV-GIGAEurope Digital Debate ‘Trust in the Digital Decade’ on 21 June, GIGAEurope calls for governments, industry and civil society to intensify their partnership to ensure that the next phase of technology-driven transformation is human-centred, inclusive and sustainable.
Brussels - 20 June 2021 - Digital transformation is having a profound and irreversible impact on our lives, societies and economies at large. Through very high capacity networks, Gigabit connectivity, 5G and emerging data-driven technologies – like AI and IoT – play a crucial part in a new wave of digital services, productivity and growth. As the world becomes more closely connected and digitized, a new sense of vulnerability arises.
Brussels - May 27 - Webinar for inaugural GIGAEurope EU Presidency Event Series included Hugo Santos Mendes, Portuguese Deputy Minister for Communications and Rita Wezenbeek, Director Connectivity, DG CONNECT, as well as speakers from leading connectivity providers.
Brussels - 25 May 2021 - With the Digital Compass targets, the EU sets a clear course towards achieving its digital sovereignty ambition by 2030. Concrete targets on connectivity, digital skills, public services and transformation of businesses aim to enable Europe to play a leadership role in driving green & digital transition and economic recovery after the pandemic.
Brussels - 9 November 2020 - When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Europe in March, it was clearer than ever how connectivity is underpinning everyday life, particularly in times of lock-down. Because of the uptake in home working, online learning, remote healthcare services and digital public services, network occupancy surged.
Brussels - 19 March 2021 - GIGAEurope members, Liberty Global, NOS, TDC Group and Vodafone Group, joined the European Green Digital Coalition as founding members and signed the Declaration. This has been welcomed by EU Commissioner for the Internal Market, Thierry Breton, and the EU Presidency at Digital Day 2021 in Lisbon, Portugal
Brussels - 17 November 2020 - GIGAEurope, the industry association of private investors in gigabit connectivity celebrated its launch by bringing together policymakers MEP Miapetra Kumpula-Natri and Anthony Whelan, Digital Policy Adviser in the Cabinet of President von der Leyen, plus senior industry executives from Vodafone Group, Liberty Global, VodafoneZiggo and Telenet.
Brussels - 21 April 2020 - Irina Varlan has been appointed as Managing Director of GIGAEurope, the new industry organisation that brings together private operators who build, operate and invest in the gigabit communications networks that enable Europe’s digital connectivity.