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Introduction

ARCEP has been proactive in reviewing markets every three years. It has completed the reallocation of the 900MHz, 1800MHz, and 2.1GHz bands, and plans to assign further frequencies in 2019.

Highlights

  • ARCEP concluded that it would extend the regulation of the wholesale terrestrial broadcasting services market.
  • The French government has proposed reforms to the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD).
  • ARCEP has completed the reallocation of the 900MHz, 1800MHz, and 2.1GHz bands, and plans to assign further frequencies by the end of 2019.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides a detailed overview of the regulatory environment in the French telecoms sector.
  • Explains spectrum policy and licensing in the country.

Key questions answered

  • What are the services subject to regulation in the French telecoms market?
  • What impact have regulatory and policy changes had on the French telecoms sector over the past few years?

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
  • Roaming obligations
  • MVNO access

Other services subject to regulation

  • The retail market
  • The regulation of bundles
  • Quality of service
  • Advertising of broadband speeds
  • Terminating and switching out of contracts
  • VoIP
  • Regulatory position on OTTs
  • Regulatory position on IoT/M2M
  • Numbering policy
  • Data protection regulation

Universal service

  • Universal service provider
  • Universal service fund
  • Universal service obligation for broadband

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Author