Artificial Intelligence Act welcome but unclear in places

...in December 2022. In June 2021, and again in November 2022, FiCom issued an opinion on the Artificial Intelligence Act to the Finnish Parliament’s Transport and Communications Committee. In addition,...

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The CSAM Regulation still requires a lot of work

...citizens. FiCom, the Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications, and the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency (Traficom) highlighted similar concerns when the proposal was put before a Parliamentary Committee. The...

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CE cyber-mark for products and software?

...of the EU. For example, the construction of nationally important 5G and 6G networks must not be delayed if the network equipment does not receive the approvals required by the...

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Debate over the division of the costs of network infrastructure

...euros in communication networks every year. About half of this sum is spent on fixed networks and the other half on mobile networks. The metaverse and global situation are grounds...

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Parliamentary elections 2023 – FiCom’s objectives

...networks. Siting permits for communications networks should remain permanent, and no rent or other fees should be levied for the sites: fixed-term lease agreements carrying fees would disincentivise network construction...

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Could Finland serve as an example for the other EU countries?

...manage threats related to communication networks. Cybersecurity must be taken into account as early as during the planning phase of networks, Minister Timo Harakka reminded the webinar participants. The EU’s...

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Our cyber security requires major investment

...telecommunications networks in the world. To keep them that way, telecommunications companies work to improve network security and make advance preparations for problems. Citizens’ trust in the security of communication...

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Ukraine crisis also reflected in the cyber realm

...We need to lay the foundations to successfully ensure that Finland remains a cyber-safe country. This will require strong resourcing and financing. Our communication networks must be secure The development...

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Progress on the NIS Directive reform

...security of networks and information systems). The Council’s general approach on the directive reform was confirmed by the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council on 3 December 2021 and trilogue negotiations...

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Cinian merikaapelihanke etenee – japanilainen ARTERIA mukaan

Suomalainen Cinia ja japanilainen ARTERIA Networks Corporation aikovat rakentaa kaapelijärjestelmän, joka yhdistää Euroopan ja Aasian tietoverkot arktisen Luoteisväylän kautta. ARTERIA liittyy japanilaisena partnerina aiemmin julkaistuun Far North Fiber -hankkeeseen, jossa...

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Finland is at the forefront of 5G technology

...5G phones and networks. In Finland, two 5G bands have been reserved for local 5G networks. Private radio networks have been built over the last year on sites such as...

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The Digital Compass must have ambitious objectives

...communication policy is a further factor in this success. We were the first EU country to allocate all the existing 5G frequencies, and operators rapidly began building commercial networks as...

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Legislation forms a solid foundation for communication network cybersecurity

...It sets the requirements for communication networks and communication services concerning 1) quality, 2) methods of data protection and disturbance management, 3) communication confidentiality and privacy, and 4) preparedness. Based...

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How can Finland maintain its position as a 5G pioneer?

...of Transport and Communications has the duty to ensure that the fuel of mobile networks – frequencies – are available for network construction in sufficient quantities, expediently and early enough....

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Is the aim of technology neutrality nothing but empty verbiage?

...expanding and improving communication networks, with over half of this spent on fixed networks and under half on mobile networks. The investment rate for telecom companies (21%) is significantly higher...

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5G expands in Finland and abroad

...were created around Finland. As is usual with telecommunication networks, construction began with the largest cities, towns and urban areas, before spreading to more sparsely populated areas. At the time...

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Telecoms package materialized in national legislation

...competition in the telecoms industry as well as investments into mobile and fixed networks, and to speed up and increase the adoption of 5G networks. Plenty of new regulations –...

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FiCom’s comments on the Commission’s proposed amendments to the General Block Exemption Regulation (EU 651/2014)

...digitalization and the green transition and, particularly, as pertains to aid for broadband networks. The Finnish Federation for Communications and Teleinformatics (FiCom) wants to bring the following comments on the...

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FiCom’s statement on the NIS 2.0 Directive

...communications networks and services, and cloud computing service providers as digital infrastructure operators. In addition, online marketplace providers, online search engine providers, and social networking services platform providers would be...

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Finland’s digital infrastructure – also a trendsetter in security

...in network construction are significant. Telecommunications companies invest more than half a billion euros in communication networks every year. This sum is split fairly evenly between fixed and mobile networks....

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