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B-DAY: Going Giga Conference, 14-15 Nov in Brussels

The B-Day: Going Giga conference was the first major opportunity to have questions answered and discussed at European level after the European strategy for a Gigabit society and the legislative proposals for a telecom review. Commissioner Oettinger was keynote speaker at the event. The Commissioner had also awarded the five winners of the European Broadband Awards 2016.

Meeting of the Broadband Competence Offices (BCO) Network

14 November - 14:00-17:00

The meeting focused on:

  • the presentation of the European BCO Network initiative and the EU support Facility,
  • the consultation to gather ideas about the work programme for the BCO network,
  • the presentation of the WiFi4EU initiative including the role of the BCO network in the implementation process.

Awards Ceremony of the European Broadband Awards 2016

14 November - 18:00-20:00

Günther H. Oettinger, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, awarded the five winners. Out of 66 great projects across Europe, 16 finalists were selected. The video interviews with the five winners, the complete video from the Award Ceremony of the European Broadband Awards 2016 and the selected photographs are available online.

B-Day: Going Giga

15 November - 09:30-17:30

A conference in hot pursuit of the Telecoms Code and the Gigabit Communication. What are the strategic objectives for 2025? How is Europe to face the challenge of investment?  What is our digital and connected future? These are just a few questions which found their answers at the B-Day: Going Giga conference. The detailed agenda and presentations are available here. The Commissioner Oettinger’s opening speech, a complete video recording from the "B-Day: Going Giga" event, as well as the selected photographs are available online.


Agenda B-Day, 15 November 2016
Agenda BCO meeting, 14 Nov 2016