The French Competition Authority closes a case after plaintiff withdrawed its complaint relating to access to infrastructure facilities in the telecom sector (Free / Orange)

Orange and Free have ended a dispute brought before the Autorité de la concurrence relating to conditions for access to the incumbent operator's civil engineering infrastructure. The agreement entered into by the two companies will facilitate and accelerate the roll-out of the optical fibre network to the benefit of all operators. In view of this, the Autorité de la concurrence has recorded the withdrawal of the complaint by Free and has decided to close the case*. Free's complaint Free had filed a complaint with the Autorité de la concurrence relating to the incumbent operator's refusal to offer its competitors access to its civil engineering infrastructure, which would enable them to roll out their own fibre-optic networks. Access to the Orange bundle

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French Competition Authority, The French Competition Authority closes a case after plaintiff withdrawed its complaint relating to access to infrastructure facilities in the telecom sector (Free / Orange), 25 July 2013, e-Competitions July 2013, Art. N° 58152

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