For the construction of the e-Fenua, French Polynesia is taking up the challenge of its global positioning and its geography
French Polynesia, thanks to its undeniable assets for the development of its digital ecosystem, has set itself the objective of achieving excellence, in order to rise to the forefront of French communities in terms of digital technology and to participate in digital influence. of France in the South Pacific Region and globally.
Overseas collectivity of the French Republic, endowed with an original regime of autonomy, French Polynesia has 276 inhabitants spread over 000 islands or atolls, of which 118 are inhabited.
Located in the South Pacific, French Polynesia occupies a vast maritime area with an area comparable to that of Europe.
The economic and administrative center of French Polynesia, the island of Tahiti is 17 km from Paris, 100 km from Tokyo, 8 km from Los Angeles, 800 km from Sydney and 6 km from Noumea. The 200 islands that make up French Polynesia only represent an emerged area of approximately 5 km700, and are grouped into five archipelagos, scattered over 4 million km700 of maritime area.
For the reinforcement of digital equality through the development of infrastructures and digital links
Since 2010, the submarine cable of more than 4 kilometers, called "HONOTUA", connects Hawaii to Tahiti and Tahiti to most of the Society Islands, allowing French Polynesia to enter the world of broadband, with a maximum speed of 658 gigabits / s.
Continuing its efforts in favor of digital equality, French Polynesia has acquired, since the end of 2018, the NATITUA cable, thus connecting the Tuamotu islands (Rangiroa, Kaukura, Fakarava, Arutua, Manihi, Takaroa , Makemo and Hao) and those of the Marquesas (Nuku Hiva and Hiva Oa). The digital links with the other islands are, for the moment, provided by a satellite network with a maximum capacity of 450 Mb / s. The security of the international broadband link is ensured by a satellite network, which can be activated on demand and will be reinforced by MANATUA, a cable to link Tahiti to Samoa via the Cook Islands and Niue, which should be operational at the end of 2021.
For a cooperative construction of e-Fenua
Le Digital development master plan (SDAN), approved by the Polynesian Assembly and the country's economic players, sets the country's digital ambitions.
Carried out in a partnership dynamic bringing together actors from the public and private sectors around 5 axes (ecosystem, infrastructure, e-Administration, sector digital, and governance), the Smart Polynesia constitutes the roadmap for connected Polynesian growth and the country's digital transformation.
To support the development of the Polynesian digital ecosystem
Responding to the global boom in digital entrepreneurship, French Polynesia is setting up a “digital convergence space” bringing together in one place, incubator, business hotel, coworking space, public information space, training space and event space , baptized DIGIPOL. A vehicle for the development of the Polynesian digital ecosystem and the regional influence of French know-how, this project benefits from State-Country co-financing.
To support the digital economy and innovation
French Polynesia also guarantees the implementation of specific support mechanisms for the development of digital projects.
Thus, the devicedigital help (DAD) is part of the development of startups, the creation of content and support for the digital transition of companies. The devicehelp connecting to the Internet (ACI) encourages Polynesian companies to connect to the Internet, accelerating the use of very high speed. Regulatory work is underway to expand the country's support for equipment for households and associations.
At the same time, the public service is continuing the digital transformation initiated. Like the urbanization of a city in which the production of energy, the organization of networks and other infrastructures are managed by the public authorities and the achievements entrusted to the private sector, the urbanization of the IS of the Administration is driven by the Country which designs and structures the data repositories and APIs (application programming interface) to release data, open and regulate the flow of information.
These are the key infrastructures of the Fenua Platform on which the Country and the private digital sector co-build the open and communicating applications that make up the digital landscape. One of the objectives of the country's digital platform is therefore to move from a logic of data silos specific to each administration department to a concept of a single repository (concept of "tell us once") and warehouse. of data making it possible to contribute to a real management of public policies.
It is based on two pillars of governance which are the strategic master plan of the country's information system (IS) under development and the strategic committee of the administration's IS which sets the priorities in digital transformation projects. services. From the repositories of interoperability frameworks between software bricks, standards and defined methods, the approach is both tactical with, for example, the development of the platform My procedures (30% of procedures already possible online) and strategic on the digital transformation plan for the administration (Lexpol - Access to law, Revatua - management of bills of lading and Monituru - management of youth and sports subsidies).
The dematerialization work is accompanied by a reflection with the departments on the simplification of the procedures identified and the reduction of the documents constituting the files.