Apr. 19, 2013

Round table: "4G - Which Strategy for a real take-off ?"

On 19 June, 2013 Laurent Benzoni (Partner at TERA Consultants) participated in this round table organised by International Items. Participants debated on the competition and regulatory issues relevant to the launch of this new mobile technology. The debate lasted for two hours in a very constructive atmosphere among experts in the telecom sector including Corinne Erhel - Deputy of Côtes d'Armor, Vice-President of the National Assembly's study group on the Internet and digital society and Co-Chair of the Digital Parliamentary Club, André Mechaly - Vice President for Marketing & Communications Alcatel Lucent Europe, and Puharré Michel - European Marketing Director of the Orange group.

The discussion focused initially on the many opportunities offered by the 4G internet revolution, which has enabled a multitude of new uses (in media, transport, health, trade, and services) and whose only limits are bound by the imagination of users and businesses.

Furthermore, the participants noted that the 4G deployment in France and in the European Union was facing a number of obstacles that had to be overcome in order to have the same level of takeoff in other countries like the United States and Korea.

The summary of the discussion is available here.