From words to actions: towards a truly digital transformation of the EU

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At this time of professional and social upheaval, digital services have helped all of us to remain connected for work, education, entertainment and also with friends and family. Only because we were able to rely on resilient and efficient networks has this been possible: networks are the backbone of our digital life.
In the face of the current crisis, the European Commission is right to be developing a recovery plan based on the twin transition towards creating a greener and more digital society. Both aspects are essential to build a prosperous and sustainable European Union. I fully share President Von der Leyen’s ambition and the urgency she emphasised in her State of the Union Speech: “Europe must now lead the way on digital – or it will have to follow the way of others, who are setting these standards for us. This is why we must move fast.”
We have no choice but to meet this challenge. To do so the EU will have to rely on state-of-the-art and secured networks.
Let’s now move from words to concrete actions.
First, telecom networks are constantly evolving to keep pace with citizens’ and businesses’ growing connectivity needs; traffic increases by 40% every …

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