Paris, 19 January 2016
The process of opening the market to competition is nearing completion: competition
exists and the focus today is no longer on introducing competition but rather
on stimulating and protecting it, as it is one of the country's vital assets.
A new period has begun, that of the digital revolution. In June 2015, ARCEP
kicked off its strategic review with the goal of identifying its new challenges
and of rethinking its priorities, in keeping with the responsibilities entrusted
to it by French Law and by European regulation. With the idea of taking a 360°
view, the aim is not only to adapt regulation but also to ask how digital technologies
can help the regulator better meet its responsibilities, including in the postal
sector, and possibly change the way it operates within a State - platform approach.
With a single goal in mind: helping France achieve a successful digital transformation.
An open, transparent and participatory process
To ensure an open process based on dialogue and collaboration, ARCEP enlisted
both its own staff, to take part in in-house workshops, and all stakeholders
through meetings, interviews and a public consultation that provided an opportunity
to obtain feedback from the more than 40 responses. Members of Parliament were
queried as well on their expectations. ARCEP also hosted a symposium entitled
"Les barbares attaquent la régulation (The digital barbarians are
at the gate)" in partnership with other regulators and "The Family"
Publication of a strategic roadmap
Structured around four cornerstones and three new methods of intervention,
the final report lays out the Authority's strategic roadmap and includes its
21 thematic fact sheets. Its purpose is to translate ARCEP's strategic vision
into clear, concrete actions spread out over several years. The period of reflection
is over; now comes the phase of putting these ideas into effect.
2015 work programme: status report
On 24 June 2015, simultaneous to the launch of the strategic review, ARCEP
presented nine courses of action to emerge from the 2015 work programme. Six
months after it first began, ARCEP provides a status report on the work that
has been performed and possible follow-up actions.