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A delegation from Huawei, Monaco Telecom's partner, led by Vincent Pang, CEO Europe, visited the Principality on Monday, March 12, to work on future collaborations, particularly in the context of Smart City development.
The Monegasque operator and the provider of digital solutions in terminals, networks and cloud, for operators, businesses and consumers, have been working together since 2013.
Thanks to this long-standing partnership, Monaco Telecom has developed the 4G mobile network enabling the opening in Monaco, in April 2017, of the world's first mobile network offering up to 1 Gb/s.
Developments to improve coverage in the Principality made it possible in January of this year to place Monaco Telecom at the top of the rankings of 290 global operators according to 4GMARK – an ultra-precise measurement tool that offers a complete benchmark of quality of service connection on smartphones.
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The mayor and members of the Communal Council have announced that a subscription will be open until March 31, 2018, on the occasion of the 60th birthday of His Serene Highness the Sovereign Prince.
According to the wish of Prince Albert, who will turn 60 on March 14, the sums collected will be donated to one or more entities that will be designated when the time comes.
The subscription is open to Monegasques, their spouses and their children, and residents. For practical reasons, payment methods are organised as follows: The mayor will send a letter to Monegasques, accompanied by a form, to allow them to pay their contribution to the Town Council.
Residents wishing to mark their commitment to Prince Albert by a donation on the occasion of is birthday, may do so either by:
- cheque payable to "Treasury General of Finance–60th Anniversary of HSH Prince Albert II", addressed to the General Treasury of Finances, at the Prince's Palace.
- transfer to the Trésorerie Générale des Finances" account "60th anniversary of SAS Le Prince Albert II" No. 30004 09170 00040602413–76, BNP Paribas Bank.
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A new event is about to make its debut in the Principality. PhotoMonaco promises to be an international fair with an emphasis on artistic photography and collectibles.
Renaud Siegmann, the event’s director, is known for his inspired take on contemporary creation over the last 30 years. He curated the Marrakech Art Fair in 2010 and 2011, and steered the Monaco Art Fair as its executive director in 2016.
Under the High Patronage of Prince Albert, PhotoMonaco will be a new platform with an aim to trigger original encounters between the public and images, and for this first edition, Mr Siegmann has chosen to promote photographic moments under the theme of “Le Temps du Regard”.
“PhotoMonaco is special because it offers an experience of the photographic moment. This is not yet another fair focusing solely on the commercial aspect,” Mr Siegmann said.
“I see our fair as a significant step towards defending images but also publishing, measured against extremely rigorous standards. For example, at every edition of PhotoMonaco, I intend to present a large collection of photographs, whether historic, modern or contemporary, to bring a qualitative tempo to the event.”
PhotoMonaco will be open to the public at Exhibition Hall, Quai Albert 1er, from Friday, April 6, until Sunday, April 8, from 1 pm to 7 pm. Admission is free.
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