The Centre national d'études des télécommunications (French language acronym CNET, national center for telecommunication studies in English) was a French national research centre in telecommunications. It was created on May 4, 1944 as a French interministerial research centre, but it was placed under the general supervision of the French Minister of PTT (Posts and Telecommunications). In 1990, Directorate General of Telecommunications (DGT) (part of the French Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications) became France Télécom and CNET became the R&D (research and development) centre of France Télécom. In March 2000, CNET was renamed and became part of France Télécom R&D, the research and development division of France Télécom. This division was derived from CNET, the Centre commun d'études de télévision et télécommunications (CCETT, created in 1972) as well as other entities. Since 2007, France Telecom R&D is known as Orange Labs, a global network of R&D entities.
An interdepartmental research and study center managed by the Ministry of Science and Technology, under the supervision of the Directorate General of Telecommunications. Founded in 1944, CNET has five locations: Issy-les-Moulineaux and Bagneux, Lannion, Rennes, Grenoble and Caen. The CNET in Lannion was founded in 1961.
The main lines of research concern: The evolution of the current telecommunications network towards a fully digital broadband network capable of transmitting both speech signals , Data, writings, still or animated images: the Integrated Digital Network (ISDN). European program adopted in the first half of 1987 by the Council of Ministers of the European Community. The initial phase is 3 years. The ERASMUS program is a project aimed at setting up a European network of university cooperation to promote student exchanges at the community level.
The European network consists of universities which, under this program, have concluded exchange and teaching agreements with universities in other Member States and which recognize the study periods thus carried out outside The university of origin. Each interuniversity agreement will be designed to organize the possibility for students, A university to pursue a fully recognized period of study in at least one other Member State as an integrated part of their diploma or academic qualification. Teacher exchanges and co-operation between them in preparing the necessary conditions for the exchange of students and the mutual recognition of periods of study abroad are also possible.