CASE COMMENTS: REGULATIONS – MOBILE NETWORK – GUIDELINES

Electronic communications: The French Regulatory Authority for electronic communications and post exercises its newfound authority over mobile network sharing and publishes guidelines

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Since August 2015, the Autorité de Régulation des Communications Electroniques et des Postes ("ARCEP") has the power to require mobile network operators to modify their network sharing contracts (roaming, network sharing, etc.), where this is necessary to achieve regulatory objectives. Many forms of mobile network sharing can be implemented between operators. They fall into two broad categories: the sharing of passive infrastructure (such as sites and masts) and the sharing of active facilities (such as base station elements). With regard to the sharing of active facilities, a distinction is made between roaming, where one operator hosts the

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Jean-Paul Tran Thiet, Orion Berg, Emily Xueref-Poviac, Electronic communications: The French Regulatory Authority for electronic communications and post exercises its newfound authority over mobile network sharing and publishes guidelines, 25 May 2016, Concurrences Nº 3-2016, Art. N° 80866, pp. 147-148

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