CASE COMMENTS: REGULATIONS - NETWORK ACCESS - CO-FINANCING - CONTRACTUAL FRAMEWORK

Electronic communications: The French regulatory authority for electronic communications, posts and press distribution settles a dispute between two French mobile telephone operators and specifies the terms of access to FttH networks in the context of co-financing (Free / SFR FTTH)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The French regulatory authority for electronic communications, postal services and press distribution (the "ARCEP") has defined a specific regulatory framework to ensure the efficient rollout of very high speed fiber optic networks ("FttH") throughout France. To this end, the regulatory framework aims to adjust the terms of access to FttH networks deployed by operators and provides for co-financing arrangements to encourage investment in the networks. In this case, Free participated in the co-financing of networks deployed by SFR FTTH. In this context, Free asked SFR FTTH to amend certain provisions of their agreements. Following the failure of the

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Orion Berg, Alexandre Martin, Electronic communications: The French regulatory authority for electronic communications, posts and press distribution settles a dispute between two French mobile telephone operators and specifies the terms of access to FttH networks in the context of co-financing (Free / SFR FTTH), 17 December 2020, Concurrences N° 2-2021, Art. N° 100631, pp. 170-174

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