On Monday, November 7th, Arcep hosted a conference on the internet of things in partnership with Agence nationale des fréquences (ANFR), Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (CNIL), Agence nationale de sécurité des systèmes d’information (ANSSI), Direction générale de l’aménagement, du logement et de la nature (DGALN), Direction générale des entreprises (DGE) and France Stratégie.
On this occasion, Arcep released a white paper composed of 2 documents:
– Document No. 1: A mapping of Arcep and its partners’ understanding of the issues pertaining to the internet of things
– Document No. 2 : Arcep’s roadmap to develop a pro-innovation regulation / Summarized in a concise booklet
This roadmap issued by Arcep plans the installation of a “start-up and experiments helpdesk” which will be Arcep’s single portal for businesses and communities in order to support their efforts towards innovation.
In the media:
Arcep’s Chairman published an op-ed in Le Huffington Post. Sébastien Soriano: «In a playground which is both shaky and global, the State as a regulator must give opportunities to every stakeholder regardless of its size (web giant, CAC 40 company, informal community or start-up) and support the proliferation of ideas and technologies. It would be a mistake to consider the regulator as the judge who could tell appart right innovation from wrong innovation : these choices lie with users. Our role is to open, not to close».
Finally, Le Figaro published an article dedicated to Arcep’s reflexion on IoT: «Arcep invites French companies to rush into the internet of things. The Authority favours a competitive and open market».