Urban development

Information & Communication Technologies

Because telecommunications are now a major feature of urban and regional development, Artelia advises governments, local authorities and regulators on the harmonious development of telecommunication and information technologies. Artelia also designs and supervises the installation of communication networks (antennas, broadband loops, etc.). On the international market, Artelia’s ICEA team provides expertise in helping to regulate the technical and economic aspects of the sector (market studies, cost models, interconnection, universal service, ensuring that operators fulfil their obligations, examining disputes, etc.), introduce the private sector (granting of licences, privatisation of traditional utilities), define sector strategies (definition of sector policies, reform of regulations, setting up of regulatory authorities), and define investment projects for operators.

Third comprehensive telecommunications licence in Mali

Client : Ministère des Postes et des Nouvelles Technologies
Country : Mali

Date : 2011 - 2012

Services :
  • Advice concerning the award of a third licence to set up and operate telecommunications networks and services

Finalisation of the business plan for a Public-Private Partnership for access to the ACE submarine cable at the landfall station in Gabon

Client : Commission Nationale des TIPPEE
Country : Gabon

Date : 2011 - 2012

Services :
  • Analysis of demand for international transmission capacity
  • Consideration of necessary investments (CAPEX)
  • Evaluation and projection of revenue and running costs
  • Optimisation of the financial package
  • Validation of the project in light of available tariffs
  • Presentation and discussion of the business plan resulting from the foregoing work with stakeholders

Evaluation of the state of competition in the telecommunications market in Tunisia

Client : Instance Nationale des Télécommunications
Country : Tunisia

Date : 2011 - 2012

Services :
  • Critical analysis of the legislative and regulatory context

  • Analysis of the situation with regard to competition

  • Analysis of the Tunisian telecommunications market

  • Drafting of guidelines

  • Training and transfer of methodologies to INT managers

Study concerning the definition of a strategy and action plan for universal telecoms and TIC access and implementation of pilot projects in the Republic of Benin

Client : Ministère de la Communication et des Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication - e-Bénin Project
Country : Benin

Date : 2012

Services :
  • Initial assessment and preparation of the strategy
  • Implementation of the strategy

Opportunity study concerning a regional telecommunications cable in the South Pacific

Client : Agence Française de Développement
Country : France (New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Wallis and Futuna)

Date : 2010

Services :
  • Preliminary analysis of available documentation
  • Initial assessment and analysis of the situation
  • Proposal of a roadmap and scenarios
  • Mediation assignment
  • Proposal concerning operational feasibility
  • Proposal concerning financial arrangements and the means and conditions required for success
  • Financial modelling
  • Definition of an action programme
  • Finalisation of the roadmap

Strategy for developing electronic communications networks and services open to the public

Client : Autorité de Régulation des Communications Electroniques (ARCE)
Country : Burkina Faso

Date : 2009 - 2010

Services :
  • Definition of a national strategy
  • Implementation of the strategy

Support with privatisation of Téléco, Haiti

Client : International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Country : Haiti

Date : 2007 - 2010

Services :
  • Study of the telecommunications market in Haiti
  • Participation in valuation of the company’s assets
  • Commercial due diligence study
  • Business plan
  • Support in implementing the privatisation process

Telecommunications market in Cape Verde

Client : Agence Nationale des Communications (ANAC)
Country : Cape Verde

Date : 2010

Services :
  • Definition of a market segmentation methodology: review of the legal context, European Commission recommendations, adaptation to the national context
  • Analysis of relevant markets and stakeholders’ positions
  • Recommendation concerning regulation
  • Public consultation among sector stakeholders
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