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Telecommunications - MVNO: The Paris Court of Appeal rules on the obligation self-imposed by UMTS operators to accept MVNO (SFR/Afone)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In order to loosen the constraints on access to the French mobile telephony market, dominated by three operators whose cartel was recently denounced by the Competition Council, one of the means devised is to allow new entrants to use the network of the big three by concluding agreements with them enabling them to become a virtual network operator (Mobile Virtual Network Operator, MVNO). Holders of a UMTS license may be required to enter into such an agreement to access their network - this is the case for SFR, which made this commitment when bidding for its license and whose decree granting it expressly includes these commitments. The company

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Jean-Paul Tran Thiet, Telecommunications - MVNO: The Paris Court of Appeal rules on the obligation self-imposed by UMTS operators to accept MVNO (SFR/Afone), 30 January 2007, Concurrences N° 2-2007, Art. N° 13518, pp. 171-172

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