CASE COMMENTS: REGULATIONS – ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS – ACCESS TO FTTH NETWORK

Electronic communications: The French Competition Authority rejects, following the opinion of the French Postal and Electronic Communications Authority, the complaint of an association of alternative telecom operators against the incumbent operator’s practices regarding access to its FttH infrastructure (AOTA / Orange)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Decision No. 20-D-02 of the Competition [Authority the Authority] rejected the complaint of the Association of Alternative [Telecommunications Operators AOTA], which sought the conviction of Orange for abusing its dominant position by refusing its members the implementation of an activated access to its fiber optic network (Fiber to the Home or "FttH" network) at the national level. The rejection of the referral on the merits also leads to the rejection of the application for interim measures which is ancillary to it. This rejection decision is based on Article L. 462-8 C. com. This allows the Authority to reject a referral when it considers

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Orion Berg, Alexandre Martin, Electronic communications: The French Competition Authority rejects, following the opinion of the French Postal and Electronic Communications Authority, the complaint of an association of alternative telecom operators against the incumbent operator’s practices regarding access to its FttH infrastructure (AOTA / Orange), 23 January 2020, Concurrences N° 2-2020, Art. N° 94949, pp. 175-177

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