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Introduction

Regulatory measures taken by ARCEP in the recent past have resulted in extensive mobile coverage and improved market competition, but further improvement is needed on the fixed NGA front.

Highlights

  • Well-guided spectrum plans would further boost the mobile market, but more can be done on the fixed NGA front.
  • With a consumer-centric approach, ARCEP has gone the extra mile on quality of service (QoS).
  • ARCEP’s move to impose new obligations on Orange will improve competition.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides a detailed overview of the regulatory environment in the French telecoms sector.
  • Explains spectrum policy and licensing in the country.

Key questions answered

  • What are the services subject to regulation in the French telecoms market?
  • What impact have regulatory and policy changes had on the French telecoms sector over the past few years?

Table of contents

Summary

  • In brief
  • Ovum view

Regulatory framework

  • National regulatory authority
  • Key legislation and regulation
  • Current status of market analysis

Spectrum

  • Wireless licensing

Wholesale fixed regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • Voice interconnection
  • Wholesale access
  • Wholesale broadband services

Wholesale mobile regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • Mobile termination charges
  • Roaming obligations
  • MVNO access

Other services subject to regulation

  • The retail market
  • The regulation of bundles
  • Quality of service
  • Advertising of broadband speeds
  • Terminating and switching out of contracts
  • VoIP
  • Regulatory position on OTTs
  • Regulatory position on IoT/M2M
  • Numbering policy
  • Data protection regulation

Universal service

  • Universal service provider
  • Universal service fund
  • Universal service obligation for broadband

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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