The decree n°2012-513 dated 18 April 2012 defines the process according to which the State and territorial authorities and their groups could communicate the data collected from electronic communication operators and from infrastructure managers to a third party willing to participate in the territorial development. The decree provides for obligations applying to operators regarding data format and structure. Operators and managers of electronic communication network infrastructure shall be able to communicate for free with the State, to territorial authorities and to their groups, and under request, the information related to the implementation and development of their infrastructures and networks established on the national territory.
The decree will enter into force on 1 July 2012. During a first period, the data collection of information related to interconnection would endorse a vector format. From 1 January 2014, the overall information shall be communicated.
An order was adopted on the same day, as regards to article D98-6-3 of the French Post and Electronic Communications Code, in order to define the data format and structure that shall be communicated by electronic communication operators and infrastructure managers by request of the State, territorial authorities or their groups, regarding their infrastructures and networks.