Sébastien Soriano (ARCEP): Internet - A regulatory challenge beyond competition law

Interview conducted by Winston Maxwell, Hogan Lovells, Paris.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. ARCEP now has the power to unilaterally decide that a VoIP service provider, such as Skype, is an operator within the meaning of the French Electronic Communications Postal Code. Why is this so important? Is it to deal with the problem of lawful interception and emergency calls? ARCEP has launched a strategic review to define its new priorities. Opening up the telecom sector to competition is now a reality for our citizens. Maintaining this competition continues to keep us very busy - to put it mildly! But at the same time, we need to look ahead to new challenges. The regulation of the "digital pipeline", which is our business, must contribute to the digital

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