CASE COMMENTS: REGULATION – ARCEP – CONTRIBUTION TO THE FINANCING OF UNIVERSAL SERVICE – SANCTION

Electronic communications: The French Regulatory Authority for electronic communications and post imposes for the first time a financial penalty to a telecommunications operator which had not contributed to the financing of universal service (Lycamobile)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The penalty imposed on the mobile telephone operator Lycamobile demonstrates the Authority's determination to ensure the proper functioning and sustainability of the universal service financing system. Both the needs of users and the equal conditions of competition faced by telecommunications operators are at stake. The universal service funding mechanism for electronic communications The definition of universal service is contained in Directive 2002/22/EC, known as the Universal Service Directive, and, in national law, in Article L. 35-1 of the French Post and Electronic Communications Code (CPCE). Its scope of application was recently reduced

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Emmanuel Guillaume, Pierre-Edouard Pivois, Electronic communications: The French Regulatory Authority for electronic communications and post imposes for the first time a financial penalty to a telecommunications operator which had not contributed to the financing of universal service (Lycamobile), 14 April 2016, Concurrences Nº 3-2016, Art. N° 80868, pp. 150-152

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