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#SecondConnectingEuropeFacilityTelecom call: €25 million to boost cross-border digital infrastructure

#SecondConnectingEuropeFacilityTelecom call: €25 million to boost cross-border digital infrastructure

| July 9, 2019

The European Commission has launched the second Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Telecom call of 2019, with €25 million available to help European public administrations and businesses connect to pan-European digital platforms and ensure that the services provided are interoperable across borders. The call focuses on six areas: cybersecurity (€10m), eHealth (€5m), eProcurement (€1m), European e-Justice (€3m), public Open Data (€5m), and the new European Platform on Digital Skills (€1m). […]

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Next big investment opportunity for #Africa – #RuralDigitalization

Next big investment opportunity for #Africa – #RuralDigitalization

| June 21, 2019

Investors are cottoning on to Africa’s digital potential. Building on last year’s record amount of funding secured by African start-ups, this April saw Jumia, ‘Africa’s Amazon’, be valued at over $1.9 billion on the New York Stock Exchange. Meanwhile, Airtel Africa, which is the continent’s second-largest mobile operator, has confirmed its upcoming initial public offering, and […]

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1st #Taiwan digital economy dialogue wraps up in Brussels

1st #Taiwan digital economy dialogue wraps up in Brussels

| June 14, 2019

NDC Minister Chen Mei-ling (left) and DG Connect Director-General Roberto Viola exchange gifts at the opening of the Taiwan-EU Dialogue on Digital Economy June 4 in Brussels. (Courtesy of NDC) The first Taiwan-EU Dialogue on Digital Economy concluded on 5 June in Brussels, strengthening exchanges on topics spanning artificial intelligence, e-governance, technological transformation of traditional […]

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#Huawei – Openness, collaboration and development: Building a secure #DigitalSociety

#Huawei – Openness, collaboration and development: Building a secure #DigitalSociety

| June 11, 2019

The GSMA Mobile 360 Series was held recently in The Hague under the theme ‘Security for 5G’, bringing together representatives from global carriers, equipment vendors, governments, and industry regulators. This event intends to drive consensus – across Europe and the globe at large – on 5G cyber security assurance, testing, and certification schemes. Sean Yang, […]

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#DigitalSingleMarket – Europe announces eight sites to host world-class supercomputers

#DigitalSingleMarket – Europe announces eight sites to host world-class supercomputers

| June 11, 2019

Eight sites for supercomputing centres have been selected across the EU to host the first European supercomputers. They will support Europe’s researchers, industry and businesses in developing new applications in a wide range of areas, from designing medicines and new materials to fighting climate change. In a major step towards making Europe a top supercomputing […]

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#DataLiteracy is the vehicle to a technological utopia – so why aren’t we talking about it?

#DataLiteracy is the vehicle to a technological utopia – so why aren’t we talking about it?

| June 3, 2019

It goes without saying that technology has become an entrenched feature of contemporary lifestyle. Modern technology now defines the way individuals conduct their daily routines and interact with one another. We instinctively call on devices to deal with our problems. Our queries are instinctively fulfilled by Google. Our social interactions are all conveniently organized. Our […]

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#Cybersecurity – EU welcomes new UK measures

#Cybersecurity – EU welcomes new UK measures

| May 18, 2019

Cyber attackers around the world could now face EU sanctions, thanks to a new regime pushed for by the UK and its partners. The new sanctions regime, which was signed off on 17 May in Brussels, sends a clear message to hostile actors everywhere that the UK, and the EU, will impose tough consequences for […]

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