At the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Paris, France
Program : http://conference.anfr.fr/
Note that on 5th April 2016, the French National TV changed frequencies overnight to support HD (High Definition)
Notes based on the content from the booklet (in French) given at the conference.
Keynote 1 : François Rancy, Director of ITU Radiocommunications Bureau
The ITU InternationalTelecommunicationUnion (ITU) is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs.
Round table 1 : Which orientations to favor which needs ?
Financial actors and those implicated in spectrum management are preparing themselves for the arrival of the 5G, which will have to manage mobile phones, connected objects, IoT (internet of things) as well as autonomous vehicles, telemedicine (e.g. telesurgery), and industrial applications such as robots. 5G will need low frequencies in the spectrum, and also high frequencies for mobile communications for the first time. Except for the need to accommodate other uses, it is necessary to inquire for the best possible harmonization in the European and international level.
Public Consultation Launch
The Director of ANFR, Gilles Brégand, launches a public consultation on the strategic plan of ANFR via the new site : http://planstrategique.anfr.fr/
For instance, if one wants to make a comment/a contribution use of the spectrum for Defense : http://planstrategique.anfr.fr/?p=1415
Keynote 2 : Philip Marnick (UK), President of the Radio Spectrum Policy group, high-level advisory group assisting the EU Commission in the development of radio spectrum policy
Round table 2 : The transformation of the enterprises by the digital market : which role for the frequencies ?
In April 2015, the French President launched the second phase of the national plan « New Industrial France » to modernize the production tool and help enterprises transform their economic model in the digital market. Some challenges : robots, connected objects, IoT, drones, big data, augmented or virtual reality, surveillance of construction sites and intersections, secured communications, intelligent networks, production with informatics, urban transports.
Note that trains run on 2G. Also, if you save 1 minute of flight for a plane using better communication, you save an enormous amount of money and protect the environment.
Et le projet gagnant du hackathon #FrHack est... le projet Transport Urbain Connecté "Voyagez toujours connecté" ! Bravo à eux !
De grand intérêt général:
« SpectreHacking », projet de visualisation des ondes dans le paysage urbain et de connaissance des niveaux d’exposition du public
De grand intérêt pour les gens électrosensibles et électrociblés:
« Voyager en zones blanches »
grâce notamment au « crowdsourcing » et aux box ADSL comme plateforme de test du signal TNT
The United Nations agency that, among other, establishes telecommunication standards like 3G or 4G, and allocates frequencies to mobile companies, internet providers, radio/TV stations and satellite systems.
Bill Gates talks about the value of Digital Banking to eliminate poverty.
He mentions that financial service providers will profit as the marginal cost for processing digital transactions is near zero.
The role that ITU has to play:
1. Encourage standardization
2. Ensure reliability and security
3. Coordinate telecommunication providers and financial service providers
4. Advocate intuitive technologies for the illiterate or those that are not familiar with digital technology
He says that ITU has supported significantly global economy and now has the role to connect the poor people to the economic system.
A ITU150 Historical Video follows Bill Gates' speech.
The U.S. congratulates the ITU on 150 years as an influential body for the coordination of global telecommunications. go.usa.gov/38bPe
(The World Wide Web was invented by a CERN scientist)