The French Electronic Communications Regulator defines the access obligations imposed on “in-building operators” in the context of the roll-out of the fibre networks

Further to a long-lasting public consultation, alongside the European Commission analysis on the appropriate fibre lines' regulation, ARCEP, (the National Regulatory Authority - NRA) adopted a decision and a recommendation on the access obligations imposed on undertakings deploying in-building fibre lines. If the national regulation slightly differs from the draft European Commission recommendation, the set of obligations (provided that the regulator details some terms and completes its rules), may establish a competitive playing field. Nevertheless, there is little doubt that competition law issues will arise since very high speed Internet constitutes a major opportunity for all stakeholders and its deployment will entail some (risky) cooperation between undertakings. Introduction

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  • French Competition Authority (Paris)

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Elise Provost, The French Electronic Communications Regulator defines the access obligations imposed on “in-building operators” in the context of the roll-out of the fibre networks, 22 December 2009, e-Competitions December 2009, Art. N° 31024

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