Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Deciphering Digital Sovereignty

by Harry Baldock, Total Telecom
Thursday 29 October 20

Speaking at a keynote session at yesterday’s Total Telecom Congress, speakers from major European telecoms associations came together to discuss the term 'digital sovereignty' and what it means for Europe on the world stage

The telecoms world is inundated with complex terminology and technical acronyms, but rarely has the industry produced a term as ambiguous and contentious as ‘digital sovereignty’. The scope of this term extends far beyond the telecoms sector itself, being deeply intertwined with both the geopolitical climate as well as the global economy.   For Luc Hindryckx, Director General at the European Competitive Telecommunications Association (ECTA), digital sovereignty is a multifaceted issue which has been evolving in Europe over recent years, but has seen a flurry of interest in 2020 due to two key factors…

The telecoms world is inundated with complex terminology and technical acronyms, but rarely has the industry produced a term as ambiguous and contentious as ‘digital sovereignty’. The scope of this term extends far beyond the telecoms sector itself, being deeply intertwined with both the geopolitical climate as well as the global economy.   For Luc Hindryckx, Director General at the European Competitive Telecommunications Association (ECTA), digital sovereignty is a multifaceted issue which has been evolving in Europe over recent years, but has seen a flurry of interest in 2020 due to two key factors…

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