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Introduction

The French telecoms market is now very mature, particularly on the mobile side. However, French operators have some way to go in the deployment of next-generation access (NGA) networks and raising superfast broadband subscription numbers.

Highlights

  • ARCEP’s strategic review for 2016–17 promises to encourage increased fiber deployment, further develop traffic management rules, and support IoT development.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides details on the relevant regulated markets and the players identified as dominant in these markets.
  • Offers a detailed understanding of the regulatory environment in France.

Key questions answered

  • What remedies are imposed at the retail and wholesale levels for fixed and mobile services in France?
  • What are the current regulation and telecoms policies in France?

Table of contents

Summary

  • In brief
  • Ovum view

Regulatory framework

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

Spectrum

  • Spectrum policy
  • 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

Other services subject to regulation

  • Other services subject to regulation in France
  • The retail market
  • The regulation of bundles
  • Quality of service
  • Advertising of broadband speeds
  • Terminating and switching out of contracts
  • VoIP
  • Fixed number portability
  • Mobile number portability
  • Numbering policy

Universal service

  • Universal service provider
  • Universal service fund

Markets susceptible to regulation

  • Markets susceptible to regulation

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Author

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