The French Competition Authority issues an opinion relative to the situation of MVNO operators on the French mobile telephony market

Press Release published on the official website of the French Competition Authority.

The Conseil de la concurrence analyses the obstacles to the development of MVNOs [1] and makes proposals to create a genuine competition momentum.* Following a referral in May 2008 by the Minister of Economy, the Conseil de la concurrence issues an opinion in which it analyses the reasons for the poor competitive pressure exerted by MVNOs on the mobile telephony retail market. The Conseil has observed that, as a result of low competitive rivalry between network operators, most MVNOs only obtained poor hosting conditions for the development of their activity. The Conseil analyses the details of the obstacles and makes proposals in order to find the way towards a genuine competitive momentum, for the benefit of the market and consumers. On the retail market for mobile telephony,

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French Competition Authority, The French Competition Authority issues an opinion relative to the situation of MVNO operators on the French mobile telephony market, 30 July 2008, e-Competitions Bulletin July 2008, Art. N° 60138

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