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Telecom networks as an essential facility in times of COVID-19

Dates:
  • Fri 17 Jul 2020 13.00 - 14.00
  Add to Calendar 2020-07-17 13:00 2020-07-17 14:00 Europe/Paris Telecom networks as an essential facility in times of COVID-19

During the COVID-19 lockdown, smart working and distance education have become increasingly commonplace. Telecom networks have become ‘essential facilities’, allowing individuals to work, learn, stay informed and in touch whilst remaining at home. As a result, the lockdown has seen increased pressure on networks from an uptick in streaming. This has lead to network congestion and decreased Internet speed in several European countries. In the coming months, a new outbreak of the coronavirus cannot be ruled out. With this in mind, the question is whether and to what extent telecom operators are ready to cope with network congestion following a potential second outbreak of the coronavirus and what solutions could be implemented in this regard. This webinar thus intends to examine the role of telecom networks in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chairman: Alexandre De Streel | EUI / University of Namur

Speakers:

    Antonio Nicita | Italian Authority for Electronic Communications / LUMSA University

    Clelia Lorenza Ghibaudo | TIM

J.Scott Marcus | Bruegel

    

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During the COVID-19 lockdown, smart working and distance education have become increasingly commonplace. Telecom networks have become ‘essential facilities’, allowing individuals to work, learn, stay informed and in touch whilst remaining at home. As a result, the lockdown has seen increased pressure on networks from an uptick in streaming. This has lead to network congestion and decreased Internet speed in several European countries. In the coming months, a new outbreak of the coronavirus cannot be ruled out. With this in mind, the question is whether and to what extent telecom operators are ready to cope with network congestion following a potential second outbreak of the coronavirus and what solutions could be implemented in this regard. This webinar thus intends to examine the role of telecom networks in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chairman: Alexandre De Streel | EUI / University of Namur

Speakers:

    Antonio Nicita | Italian Authority for Electronic Communications / LUMSA University

    Clelia Lorenza Ghibaudo | TIM

J.Scott Marcus | Bruegel

    


Location:
Outside EUI premises -

Affiliation:
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies

Type:
Online Debate

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