The Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of interconnected devices or systems (‘things’) that can be remotely controlled over the Internet. These devices collect and exchange data that can be analysed and used for monitoring, maintenance and improvement of processes, with the goal of delivering products and services to consumers.
The Broadband World Forum brings together senior executives from fixed, mobile and cable operators all around the world looking to tackle the challenges of future proofing networks and monetizing high speed connectivity. Jan Dröge, Director of the Broadband Competence Offices Network Support Facility (BCO-SF) will be one of the speakers at the Forum.
Registration is open and the agenda is online for the next training day for European national and regional Broadband Competence Offices (BCOs).
This workshop, organised as part of the European Week of Regions and Cities, will gather national and regional Broadband Competence Offices to share their experiences in helping regions and cities accelerate the roll-out of broadband infrastructure. Deadline for registration to the workshop is 29 September.
All the European Union Member States and EFTA countries signed the 'eGovernement Declaration' in Tallin on 6 October 2017. The declaration was signed during the Ministerial Meeting which took place in the framework of the eGovernement Ministerial Conference. This was chaired by Minister Urve Palo, representing the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU and in the presence of Andrus Ansip, European Commission Vice-President for the Digital Single Market.
The European Commission will launch soon a call for tenders for a service contract of a maximum value of EUR 50.000 (fifty thousand). This publication is made pursuant to Article 124.1 of the Rules of Application of the Financial Regulation that provides for an ex-ante publication on the Institutions' websites of contracts with a value up to 135.000 EUR.
Bruno Kessler Lecture by Roberto Viola, Director-General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology at the European Commission.
Workshop's participants were asked to reflect and comment on concrete minimum IoT privacy and security principles to create a Trusted IoT environment. In addition, they had the chance to discuss the possible adequate tools and implementation mechanisms to ensure that innovation is not hampered by heavy procedures. The workshop was jointly organised by the European Commission and the Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI).
The European Commission has launched a call for tenders for a service contract to conduct a study to support the definition phase of the Next Generation Internet initiative. In their offer, the tenderer should demonstrate a deep knowledge of the Future Internet area and key applications, from a technical perspective, notably through relevant previous work of similar nature (SMART 2016/0033).
This survey was designed to explore a range of aspects regarding how Internet users access -in a digital format- the following types of content online: music, films/TV series, images and news.
This paper reflects the outcome of several years of the IoT international cooperation between the EU and China and documents the state-of-the-art on IoT development in both regions and future cooperation fields.
A consensus emerged from the consultation on the growing importance of online platforms for European social and economic wellbeing. While there is no consensus on a possible legal definition of online platforms, most respondents agreed that there are significant benefits stemming from online platforms: they are driving innovation, facilitating social interactions, and are powerful engines of growth.
Net Futures 2016 is a new innovative conference on the future of networks and, especially, the Future Internet. Net Futures 2016 will offer the opportunity to explore how the Future Internet can best serve and benefit from the Commission's Digital Single Market strategy.
A new website to monitor the pace of research and innovation within the EU is now online. It provides data and analyses at both national and EU level.
The European Dialogue on Internet Governance is organised in a bottom-up manner. The content of the programme is initiated and shaped by all participating stakeholders from civil society, the business sector, the technical and academic community as well as European governments, institutions and organisations. After the call for issues is finished, everyone is invited to participate in the Public Planning meeting to discuss the issues proposed and set the agenda for the next European Dialogue on Internet Governance.
The year starts off in Brussels with a packed agenda of events, meetings and debates on Internet governance.
If you are involved in wearable platforms or technologies, then don't miss this Infoday. Challenges and opportunities of the smart wearables sector as well as the launch of the Internet of Things (IoT) Call for Large Scale Pilot on wearables will be discussed.
The European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC2015) is the key yearly event for showcasing EU funded research and innovation, as well as for presenting the latest developments in this area. This year's theme will be "5G, Shaping the Vision".
On Friday 12th June, EU digital and telecoms ministers met in Luxembourg for key discussion on digital topics including Roaming, open internet, the Digital Single Market, cyber security, web accessibility, digital public service and internet governance.
The European Union and the United States held the thirteenth EU-US Information Society Dialogue to discuss issues related to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and the digital economy in Brussels on April 14, 2015.