Tomorrow by the numbers
€500 billion is the amount that the European Commission is expecting to see invested in telecoms in Europe over the next decade (Source)
On our radar
Isabelle de Silva, Chair of France's Competition Authority.
News from around the world
The United States hands over control of ICANN
The French Development Agency
prepares its digital strategy
Understanding the nuts and bolts of fibre!
"We are in the process of deploying 3G/4G on Line 1 and Lines A and B. The entire network will be covered in 2017."
Elisabeth Borne, CEO of Paris public transport company, RATP (source: Le Parisien 12/09/16)
Meanwhile in Brussels
Users will soon be able to enjoy free roaming in the EU
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Arcep, telling it like it is
On 30 June, Arcep submitted its action plan to the government for accelerating the transition to IPv6 in France - the guarantor of an open and resilient internet, of which France has been a long-time leader. Already back in 2011, American equipment supplier Cisco said that France was famous for its fine wine and cheese and now... IPv6! Since then, other countries have risen through the ranks. So it is high time that France get back into gear, to guarantee a competitive and attractive digital ecosystem at home.
Mark your calendars
The Internet of Things: inventing pro-innovation regulation - 7 November 2016 - Paris
To coincide with the publication of its White Paper, "Preparing for the Internet of Things Revolution: challenges and recommendations," on 7 November, Arcep will be hosting a morning of debate and discussion on the Internet of Things: one of the 12 priorities identified for 2016/2017, as part of its strategic review.
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Arcep's approach to IoT
25 October 2016 in Paris
A sneak peek at the innovations that will be unveiled at CES, taking place in Las Vegas from 5 to 8 January 2017.
8 November in Paris
Renaissance numérique (Digital renaissance) and the GoodPlanet Foundation are hosting a one-day event devoted to responsible innovation in agriculture, distribution and nutrition. Arcep Chair, Sébastien Soriano, will deliver a talk on "Agricultural production and regional development: network coverage and the farming economy," with Laure de la Raudière, Deputy for the Eure-et-Loir.
9 and 10 November in Brussels
Arcep will be speaking at the conference hosted by ECTA (European Competitive Telecommunications Association).
15, 16 and 17 November in Montpellier, France
Arcep Board member, Françoise Benhamou, will deliver a keynote at the 2016 Digiworld Summit on the topic, "Should platforms be regulated?"
17 November in Paris
Arcep Board member, Martine Lombard, will speak at the Local authorities' digital forum (Forum numérique des collectivités locales) hosted by Gazette des communes.