ALERTS: UNILATERAL PRACTICES - FRANCE – ESSENTIAL FACILITIES - ACCESS TO FACILITIES – INVESTGATION - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Essential facility: The French Competition Authority rejects the request for access to an essential facility, but announces the opening of an exploratory investigation (AOTA / Orange)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On January 23, 2020, the Competition Authority issued a decision No. 20-D-02 of January 23, 2020in which it concludes that Orange's fibre-to-the-home (FttH) infrastructure is not critical infrastructure. The case was referred to the Association of Alternative Telecommunications Operators (AOTA), which represents more than 40 regional alternative telecom operators and which denounced the refusal of access to Orange's FttH infrastructure by some of its members, which was at the origin of an abuse of a dominant position, thus preventing them from making sufficiently attractive offers to companies and public authorities, the Competition Authority

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  • L’actu-concurrence (Paris)

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Alain Ronzano, Essential facility: The French Competition Authority rejects the request for access to an essential facility, but announces the opening of an exploratory investigation (AOTA / Orange), 23 January 2020, Concurrences N° 2-2020, Art. N° 93034, www.concurrences.com

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