ARCEP Reports on Digital Dividend

ARCEP publishes a summary of its public consultation launched July 13, 2007

November 7, 2007

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PARIS -- Today, ARCEP is making available to all interested parties the results of its public consultationlaunched on 13 July 2007, by publishing all the contributions to the consultation and a summary ofthese responses.

The goal of the public consultation was to collect the analyses and opinions of all interested parties, inorder to enlighten public authorities in their work on the digital dividend conducted under the aegis ofthe Comité Stratégique pour le Numérique.

ARCEP received some 50 responses from local authorities, operators and electronic communicationsproviders, industrialists, television and radio stations.The number and variety of contributors confirmed the interest in and importance of this issue.

ARCEP launched this public consultation as part of a larger work on the digital dividend steered bythe Comité Stratégique pour le Numérique. It addresses the frequency needs for electroniccommunications services access networks and aims to provide information for a study on the subjectrequested by the Comité Stratégique pour le Numérique.

While most contributions dealt strictly with the uses and services covered by the public consultationon issues linked to new frequencies for electronic communications services access networks, othersaddressed the broader issue of the digital dividend and presented analyses on the frequency needs ofother uses, and broadcasting in particular.

Under these conditions, in order to reflect the contributions received in all their wealth and diversity,the summary recaps the responses received to the questions asked by the consultation, but alsoincludes the analyses on additional topics raised by certain players.

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