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25th January 2015

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Jan

15

Appointment -

By Decree of The President of the Republic on 15 January 2015, Sébastien SORIANO, chief engineer of Mines, is appointed chairman of ARCEP.
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Jan

12

Mobile coverage -

ARCEP requested that Free Mobile prove that it is meeting its rollout obligation, and notably to submit a map of its 3G network coverage (excluding roaming) as of 12 January 2015.
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Jan

12

Appointment -

Martine LOMBARD appointed member of the ARCEP Executive Board
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Jan

9

United States market -

ARCEP publishes a report on its latest mission to the United States.
The report

Dec

22

Value Added Services -

As part of two dispute settlement decisions, ARCEP specifies the conditions for implementing reforms to value added services, starting on 1 October 2015.
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Dec

19

1800 MHz band -

ARCEP has issued a licence to use 5 MHz duplex in the 1800 MHz frequency band to Free Mobile.
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Dec

17

Superfast broadband -

ARCEP launches a second public consultation on pricing fibre to the home network access
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Dec

17

Open spectrum -

ARCEP publishes the summary of consultation responses on the use of open spectrum
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Dec

16

700 MHz band -

ARCEP launches a strategic review of spectrum for ultra high-speed mobile systems.
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Dec

15

Quality of Service -

The Conseil d'Etat rejects the request from Free to suspend publication of ARCEP's first scorecard on the quality fixed internet access services.
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Dec

10

Superfast Broadband -

ARCEP launches a second public consultation on a decision on the operational processes for accessing fibre to the home networks, and refers it to the Competition authority for opinion, with a view to adoption
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Dec

9

Usage -

ARCEP and the General Council for Industry, Energy and Technologies (CGE) have published the findings of the 12th annual survey on the use of information and communication technologies in France, conducted in June 2014.
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Dec

8

Quality of fixed internet access services -

ARCEP reiterates its caveats on the use of the first results of the beta version of its new observatory on the quality of fixed internet access services, for commercial purposes.
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Dec

3

Termination rates -

The European Commission approves ARCEP’s draft decision regulating fixed and mobile termination markets, but questions the regulation on SMS termination markets.
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Dec

1

Observatory -

ARCEP groups all of its quantitative data into a single, easily accessible observatory.
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Nov

27

Broadband and superfast broadband -

At the end of September 2014, there were 2.5 million superfast broadband subscriptions in use (+34% in a year) of which 800,000 to a complete fibre system (+67% in a year). 3.6 million households were eligible for a superfast broadband service, via FttH (+33% in a year).
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Nov

25

Fixed internet access service quality -

ARCEP is publishing the beta version of its new quality of service (QoS) scorecard for fixed internet access in Metropolitan France.
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Nov

20

Usage -

ARCEP is publishing the executive summary of a report and survey on the uses made of the copper local loop, and the impact of these applications' migrating to superfast access networks. The Authority is also beginning work on deepening its understanding of current and future network and internet usage.
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Nov

6

Mobile Services -

ARCEP is publishing its provisional Electronic communications market observatory findings on mobile services in France (user base data) for the third quarter of 2014.
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Jun

27

Broadband and superfast broadband -

ARCEP adopts analysis decisions on broadband and superfast broadband markets for mid-2014 to mid-2017.
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Jun

23

Mobile service quality -

Orange in front, Bouygues Telecom and SFR neck and neck with Bouygues Telecom leading by a nose, Free Mobile trailing the pack : ARCEP survey about quality of mobile operators' services in Metropolitan France reveals sizeable differences in quality between the four 2G/3G mobile operators' services. ARCEP is publishing the findings of its 15th quality of mobile operators' services in Metropolitan France.
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Jun

19

Ultra high-speed mobile -

The Conseil d’Etat validates the ARCEP decision authorising Bouygues Telecom to provide 4G services by refarming the 1800 MHz band, starting on 1 October 2013
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Jun

12

Value-added services -

ARCEP sets 1 October 2015 for the entry into force of value-added services pricing reforms, to give operators and service providers time to conclude all of the technical and commercial negotiations required for the introduction of this major reform.
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Jun

11

Broadcasting -

The Conseil d’Etat upholds entirely the regulation introduced by ARCEP in the wholesale DTT broadcasting market for 2012-2015
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May

28

Broadband and Superfast Broadband Markets -

There were 25.2 million fixed broadband and superfast broadband accounts as of 31 March 2014. The subscription rate for FttH services reached 20% for the first time.
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May

28

Market figures, investment and employment -

Strong increase in traffic and subscriptions, but a drop in revenue for operators, very heavy investments and fewer jobs : ARCEP releases preliminary scorecards on electronic communications markets and operators' investment and employment in France in 2013.
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May

27

Administrative inquiries -

ARCEP launches five administrative inquiries into mobile network rollouts and the quality of operators' wireline services. That concern the firms Bouygues Telecom, Free Mobile, Orange and SFR
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May

27

Mobile service prices -

Mobile service prices in France decreased by an average 27.2% in 2013, after having dropped by 11.4% in 2012. ARCEP has released its annual survey of the consumer mobile services market in Metropolitan France, covering the period running from 2010 to 2013.
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May

16

FTTH network access pricing -

ARCEP is submitting a generic pricing model for accessing optical local loops outside very high-density areas to public consultation.
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May

15

Fixed Telephony -

ARCEP opens, until 18 June 2014, a second public consultation and submits its draft analysis decision of fixed telephony markets to the French competition authority. Four undertakings (Orange, SFR, Bouygues Telecom and Colt) responded to the first consultation (21 February-21 March 2014);their public contributions are being made public today.
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May

13

Broadband and superfast broadband markets -

ARCEP notifies its draft analysis decisions on markets 4, 5 and 6 to the European Commission.
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May

7

Mobile Services Observatory -

France's mobile market continues to grow: SIM card numbers have increased by more than 5% in a year.
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