The French Competition Authority confirms that data network operators who conclude an agreement to organize peering can charge fees for the opening of additional data transit technical capability (France Télécom)

When Internet Traffic and Peering Agreement meet French Competition Law* On September 20, 2012, the French Competition Authority (Autorité de la concurrence) released an interesting decision that is believed to be the first on this topic by a competition authority. It confirms that data network operators who conclude an agreement to organize peering – the voluntary interconnection of separate data networks and the exchange of data between these networks – can charge fees for the opening of additional data transit technical capability. In

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Nathalie David, The French Competition Authority confirms that data network operators who conclude an agreement to organize peering can charge fees for the opening of additional data transit technical capability (France Télécom), 20 September 2012, e-Competitions Bulletin Commitment Decisions, Art. N° 54694

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