CASE COMMENT: REGULATORY - TELECOMMUNICATIONS - DECISION AWARDING PREFIX TELEPHONE NUMBERS

Telecommunications: The Council of State rejects the telco operators request for suspension of the regulator decision awarding prefix telephone numbers (Pages jaunes)

The French State Council has rejected the telecommunications operators request for suspension of the regulator decision awarding 6 digits prefix telephone numbers for access to public inquiry

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. CE, Order, June 13, 2005, Yellow Pages Company, No. 281348 "Chance is a marvellous force, a force comparable to a travelling God laden with documents, cards and files"; Pierre Mac Orlan could have added: call numbers as well. Indeed, it was by chance that the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (ART) relied on it for the allocation of call numbers to operators of directory enquiry services. These numbers are only truly a gift of fate when they are - supremely thanks to them - easily memorable. The '12' was certainly one of them. Precisely a little too much so as not to confer an undue advantage on France Telecom, which had initially been given it.

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  • French Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications, Post and Press distribution - ARCEP (Paris)

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Martine Lombard, Telecommunications: The Council of State rejects the telco operators request for suspension of the regulator decision awarding prefix telephone numbers (Pages jaunes), 13 June 2005, Concurrences N° 3-2005, Art. N° 1118, pp. 130-131

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