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French court says peering link not “essential facility”

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • January 7 2014

Cogent accused major European telecom operators of violating antitrust rules in their Internet peering and transit practices. The European Commission

French NCA terminates abuse by mobile operators

  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • April 3 2013

On 13 December 2012, following a complaint by the mobile network operator (MNO) Bouygues Telecom, the French Competition Authority, Autorité de la

French Competition Authority opines on network sharing by telecommunication operators

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • March 19 2013

Upon a request of Bouygues Telecom, which complained that the new mobile entrant Free does not bear the same investment constraints as its

Orange and SFR fined by the French Competition Authority in the mobile sector

  • CMS Cameron McKenna
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • January 31 2013

Orange and SFR, the two main French mobile operators, have been fined by the French Competition Authority a total of 183 million. The operators

French Competition Authority fines mobile operators for on-net pricing strategy

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • December 13 2012

The French Competition Authority imposed a fine of 117.4 million on Orange France and France Telecom, and 65.7 million on SFR for anticompetitive practices in the mobile telephony sector

European telcos lobby for better pay; CDNs may hold the key

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • European Union, France
  • -
  • November 19 2012

A number of incumbent European telecom operators are lobbying, via their trade association ETNO, to get more money for carrying Internet traffic

Framing of mobile call termination prices: the end of the favourable regime applied to new operators

  • CMS Cameron McKenna
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • October 31 2012

Tariffs of mobile call termination (vocal or SMS) are regulated by ARCEP (the French regulator of the electronic communications and postal sectors

The Internet neutrality debate in progress (1): the French Competition Authority’s decision relating to France Telecom’s peering policy

  • CMS Cameron McKenna
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • October 31 2012

On 20 September 2012, the French Competition Authority issued its decision regarding the dispute between France Telecom and the US telecommunications operator Cogent

Competition Authority opinion n11-a-05 of 8 March 2011

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • April 29 2011

In its opinion of 8 March 2011 the Competition Authority recommended that the regulation regarding high speed Internet in high density zones imposed on the incumbent operator France Télécom be relaxed

The French Supreme Court confirmed the sui generis right on France Telecom's "orange" directory database

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • February 28 2011

In a decision dated 23 March 2010, the French Supreme Court ("Cour de cassation") confirmed two principles of importance for both competition law and copyright law