Gabrielle Gauthey, Executive Vice President, Global Government & Public Affairs,  Alcatel-Lucent, France

The industry and governments face significant challenges. The explosion of mobile data traffic was not properly anticipated. Such a speed of change has never been experienced before. 90% of the communicational in the future will be video. Also, very disruptive changes are taking place in the value chain. End of the logic of voice and distance. Decoupling of traffic and revenue. Erosion of margins. Bandwidth intensive applications grow fast.

Net: Massive investment will be needed. Europe is already lagging behind. The question is: Who will pay?