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The February 11, 2011
As the Mobile World Congress opens, the Paris Region is preparing to defend its mobility’s bright colours.
With close to 12 million inhabitants, a young population, and a powerful digital culture, the Paris Region is, more than any other, a connected region: the rate of penetration for mobile telephony is at 132% and people in the region tend to accumulate subscriptions. It must be said that this is greatly facilitated: the entire area is fully covered by the three major French operators (Orange, SFR and Bouygues Telecom), there are key telecom players such as world-class manufacturers, MVNOs, a large amount of R&D facilities, 2 world-renowned competitiveness clusters (Systematic Paris Region and Cap Digital Paris Region) and a wealth of dynamic, creative SMEs.
It is no accident that the region has applied to host the Mobile World Congress, the sector's leading worldwide professional event, and that it made it to the last four selected cities. This candidacy, carried by the Paris Tourist and Convention Office with strong support from the Government, the Regional Council and the City of Paris, enjoys four decisive selling points in its favour:
Be among those who support Paris's candidacy to host the Mobile World Congress by joining the network (English only):
update April 19, 2012