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Direct marketing by phone in France: what are the new requirements of the Bloctel opt-out list?
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • May 31 2016

On June 1st, 2016, the new Bloctel opt-out list will come into force. It will be mandatory to consult this list before engaging in direct marketing


France: consultation of SMS messages exchanged via a professional mobile phone (Cass. Com., 10 February 2015, n13-14779; Cass., soc., Avis 13 November 2014 n1314779)
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • March 30 2015

SMS messages sent or received by an employee using a mobile telephone made available by the employer for professional use are presumed to be


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

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


Satellite Bulletin: Significant increase in French spending on military space programmes
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • February 26 2016

In response to the terrorist attacks that occurred in Paris on 13 November 2015 President François Hollande announced that France’s military


France delays tender for 4G mobile phone licences
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • 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


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


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


France Telecom undertakes not to favour its own subsidiary on the telephone fitting engineering market
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • 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 French Competition Council orders interim measures against Orange and Apple
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • 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


The Competition Council imposes fine against France Telecom
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • February 6 2008

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