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The Competition Council analyses the reasons for the weak development of MVNOs and makes proposals to remove the obstacles to competition

  • Bird & Bird
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  • France
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  • September 29 2008

On 30 July 2008 the French Competition Council issued an opinion to the French Minister of economy in which it analysed the reasons for the poor development of MVNOs (mobile virtual network operators) in France and examined how some clauses of contracts between MVNOs and traditional mobile operators restrict their development

European Court of Justice dismisses France Télécom’s appeal in predatory pricing case

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union, France
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  • May 6 2009

On 2 April 2009, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) dismissed an appeal brought by France Télécom against the judgment of the Court of First Instance (CFI) in the Wanadoo predatory pricing case

France Telecom undertakes not to favour its own subsidiary on the telephone fitting engineering market

  • Bird & Bird
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  • France
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  • January 23 2009

France Telecom has offered further commitments following the Competition Council's earlier order granting Solutel interim measures to prevent France Telecom restricting competition in the telephone fitting engineering market

The Paris Court of Appeal confirms the Competition Council’s decision condemning cartel between three French mobile phone operators

  • Bird & Bird
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  • France
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  • March 26 2007

On 12 December 2006, the Paris Court of Appeal rejected the appeals lodged by the three French mobile phone operators (Orange, SFR and Bouygues Telecom) against the decision of the French Competition Council on 30 November, 2005, imposing on the three operators fines which, in total, amounted to more than 500 million (256 million for Orange France, 220 million for SFR and 58 million for Bouygues Telecom

The French Competition Council orders interim measures against Orange and Apple

  • Bird & Bird
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  • France
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  • January 23 2009

On 17 December 2008, following a complaint from Bouygues Telecom in September 2008, the Competition Council, ordered Orange and Apple to suspend the five-year exclusivity agreement which allowed the mobile operator Orange to control the sales of iPhones in France

2013 challenges for the communications sector

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
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  • February 12 2013

The 4G spectrum auctions dominate across the featured countries while developments relating to cookie regulation and net neutrality feature

The Competition Council imposes fine against France Telecom

  • Bird & Bird
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  • France
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  • February 6 2008

On 15 October 2007, the Competition Council adopted a decision fining France Telecom for an abuse of dominance

How does Next Generation Access regulation work in France?

  • Bird & Bird
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  • France
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  • November 26 2010

The French regulator (ARCEP) is continuing the regulation process of Next Generation Access (NGA) in order to implement the enforcement of provisions introduced by the law on modernising the economy of 4 August 2008 (i.e. the principle of shared access to the last "drop" of the network

France delays tender for 4G mobile phone licences

  • Bird & Bird
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  • France
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  • July 20 2009

France has delayed a tender for a fourth mobile phone to review the terms and conditions following warnings from existing operators that they could go to court if the prices were set too low thereby encouraging new entrants to the market

Super-fast mobile 4G

  • Bird & Bird
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  • France
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  • February 8 2011

The French NRA (ARCEP) is preparing an upcoming call for applications for the allocation of 800 MHz and 2.6 GHz band frequencies to be used for the deployment of super-fast mobile networks, commonly named "4G" or fourth generation