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As part of its public service provision, the government is launching, via Monaco Telecom, its new Monaco WiFi service. Residents and tourists will now enjoy a new connectivity experience in the Principality.
The Monegasque operator has been deploying for several months a new fibre optic network for all 26 hotspots. The aim is to offer better coverage and more efficient flows on more than 30 public sites, including markets, parks, squares, and ports, and post offices, and the railway station.
The WiFi access portal has also been redesigned. It is now in six languages – French, English, Italian, Spanish, Russian and Chinese – and suitable for all types of devices: smartphones, tablets and PCs.
Authentication is simplified, faster and reconnection is automatic. Finally, the portal meets the new Monaco regulations in terms of digital security.
For optimal accessibility, the Monaco Welcome application, developed by the Welcome Office, offers a location-based service for all hotspots.
Access is free for Monaco Telecom customers subscribing to a fixed Internet offer thanks to the MC Nomade account, and a “Discovery Pass” of two hours is also offered free for any new user.
Amid St. Devoté celebrations, the Palace provided an update on Princess Charlene’s health, saying that her recovery is “very encouraging” and will likely to continue for a number of weeks.
The value of e-commerce has been explained to local businesses in a seminar designed to ensure they stay competitive by reaching customers both inside and outside the country’s borders.
Prince Albert II has unveiled a new photographic portrait of his great-grandfather at the National Council Library, which Prince Albert I founded, along with the constitution of Monaco in 1911.
Still no snow forecast this weekend at the region’s resorts, but there will be plenty of sunshine and no shortage of events on offer, including a festival at Les Deux Alpes.
Prince Albert visited Ohio State University to learn more about the university’s research and educational programming on sustainability issues and to give a lecture on climate change, biodiversity and access to clean water.
Electric vehicle manufacturer Venturi Automobiles, located in Monaco, is the sponsor of the Buckeye Bullet Electric Race Car – “a series of student-built, alternative-fuel race cars which run Utah’s Bonneville Speedway” – and is largely responsible for cultivating Prince Albert’s interest in visiting Ohio State. The Prince is especially interested in sustainability efforts at Ohio Stadium because of Monaco’s plans to build a new sports stadium, which he hopes will be a global model of sustainability.
Prince Albert established the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation in 2006 with the aim of helping protect the environment.
The Foundation encourages sustainable management of natural resources and supports innovative and ethical solutions in the areas of climate change, water and biodiversity.
From on his own research forays and his travels to remote regions of the globe, the Prince is convinced that climate change is the most pressing crisis facing the planet today. (Sources: Washington Times, Ohio State University)