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24th July 2014

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ARCEP’s report in English


On 1st July 2013, ARCEP published its annual report and key figures for the telecom and postal markets in France for 2012.
These documents are available in English.

The report in English: interactive / download (5 Mb)

Institutionnal Presentation: interactive / download (3,79 Mb)

Key figures 2012: interactive / download (3,8 Mb)


Newswire

 

Jul

17

3G and 4G services on board aircraft -

ARCEP adopts a decision authorising the supply of 3G and 4G services on board aircraft.
Press release

Jul

15

Superfast broadband -

ARCEP launches a public consultation on the operational processes for accessing fibre to the home networks.
Press release

Jul

10

Mobile coverage and service quality -

ARCEP verifies mobile operators' 4G coverage maps and creates an observatory of mobile coverage and service quality.
Press release

Jul

10

VDSL2 -

The independent expert committee delivers a favourable opinion allowing VDSL2 to be expanded to all lines in an exchange in the Orange copper local loop
Press release

Jun

27

Broadband and superfast broadband -

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

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.
Press release

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
Press release

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.
Press release

Jun

11

Broadcasting -

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

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.
Press release

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.
Press release

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
Press release

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.
Press release

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.
Press release

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.
Press release

May

13

Broadband and superfast broadband markets -

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

May

7

Mobile Services Observatory -

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

Apr

17

Fixed Broadband and Superfast Broadband -

The French Competition Authority delivers its opinion on ARCEP's draft decision on fixed broadband and superfast broadband market analysis.
Press release 

Apr

7

Consolidation in the telecom sector in France -

Altice/Numericable acquisition of SFR : France’s Competition Authority will soon be called upon to rule on this proposed concentration. ARCEP remains at the Authority’s disposal to provide its expertise.
Press release

Apr

3

Observatory of Electronic Communications Market -

ARCEP publishes its observatory of electronic communications markets in France in Q4 2013: subscriptions and traffic continue to increase sharply, while revenue continues to decline
Press release

Mar

27

Electronic communications and postal market observatories -

ARCEP simplifies and reduces the amount of information required from operators
Press release

Mar

26

Network and Net Neutrality -

ARCEP updates its March 2012 decision on gathering information on interconnection and routing on the internet
Press release

Mar

25

3G and 4G services on board aircraft -

ARCEP submits a draft decision on authorising the supply of 3G and 4G services on board aircraft to public consultation
Press release

Mar

14

Power To Sanction -

ARCEP's sanctioning power restored and regulations governing indoor fibre installations clarified
Press release

Mar

13

4G/Overseas -

ARCEP has granted a request from the Société réunionnaise du radiotéléphone (SRR) to perform 4G trials in the 1800 MHz and 2600 MHz frequency bands.
Press release

Mar

6

Fixed broadband and ultra-fast broadband -

ARCEP is publishing its electronic communications market indicators for wholesale and retail fixed broadband and ultra-fast broadband services in France in the fourth quarter of 2013.
Press release

Feb

21

Market Analysis / Fixed Telephony -

ARCEP begins the review process for its analysis of fixed telephony relevant markets, for 2014 to 2017
Press release

Feb

20

4G / French overseas territories -

The Government and ARCEP will begin 4G spectrum licence awards procedures in the French overseas territories in the first half of 2014.
Press release

Feb

20

Broadband and Superfast Broadband -

ARCEP submits a draft analysis decision on broadband and superfast broadband markets to public consultation, and transmits it to the Competition Authority for opinion.
Press release

Feb

19

4G -

ARCEP grants Orange's request to conduct LTE Advanced trials.
Press release

Feb

7

Superfast Broadband -

ARCEP consults on FttDp.
Press release

Feb

6

Mobile market in France -

The number of SIM cards in use in France reached 76.7 million at the end of December 2013; the penetration rate reached 117.1% of the population (metropolitan and overseas).
The mobile services observatory in Q4 2013

Jan

31

Mobile Network Sharing -

ARCEP welcomes the mobile network sharing agreement signed by SFR and Bouygues Telecom, and will perform a detailed analysis of it in the coming weeks
Press release

Jan

27

ARCEP 'wishes for 2014 -

Jean-Ludovic Silicani, ARCEP 's chairman, and the members of the executive board (ARCEP's College), presented, Jan. 27, at La Sorbonne, the ARCEP's wishes to telecommunications and postal sectors.
The speech of the chairman

Jan

27

Superfast broadband -

ARCEP has adopted a decision and a recommendation that strengthen FttH network sharing by reducing the number of very high density areas, where less sharing is occurring, and by defining appropriate solutions for buildings in these areas with fewer than 12 residential or business premises.
Press release

Jan

14

Market Observatory -

ARCEP publishes figures of the market for electronic communications services in the third quarter of 2013, and the final results of the annual survey for 2012
The 3rd Quarter
The Annual Survey for 2012

Jan

24

ARCEP news -

Isabelle Caron, the head of ARCEP's Legal Affairs Department's Procedures, frequencies, audiovisual broadcasting and interconnection division, will become ARCEP's Director of Legal Affairs as of 27 January 2014.
Press release
Organisation Chart

Dec

21

Terrestrial radio broadcasting market -

ARCEP launches a public consultation on the terrestrial radio broadcasting market
Press release
Consultation

Dec

10

Usages -

Use of information and communication technologies in French society - Findings for 2013
Press release

Nov

29

Value-Added Services -

ARCEP submits a draft recommendation on the wholesale value-added services (VAS) market to public consultation. The recommendation seeks to facilitate negotiations between telcos and service providers, to prepare for the introduction of retail tariff reforms on 1 January 2015.
Press release

Nov

28

Broadband and superfast broadband market -

ARCEP is publishing its electronic communications market indicators for wholesale and retail fixed broadband and ultra-fast broadband services in France in the third quarter of 2013.
Press release

Nov

27

Broadband and superfast broadband -

ARCEP continues its review of broadband and superfast broadband market analyses by submitting draft decisions to public consultation, which will apply from mid-2014 to mid-2017.
Press release

Nov

15

FTTH -

ARCEP drafts recommendations to facilitate fibre to the home (FTTH) rollouts for small buildings in high density areas
Press release 

Nov

7

Mobile market in France -

The number of SIM cards in use in France at the end of september 2013 reached 75.5 million (+ 727 000 in the quarter, up 3.6 million a year); the penetration rate reached 112.4%.
The mobile services observatory in Q3 2013

Oct

23

Special committee on fibre to the home -

The special committee on fibre to the home (FTTH) published a compendium of functional and technical specifications for shared FTTH networks outside very high density areas.
Press release

Oct

21

FTTH -

ARCEP proposes adjustments to the boundaries between very and less densely populated areas for fibre to the home (FTTH) network rollouts
Press release

Oct

1

Fixed Communications Market -

ARCEP underlines the partial and occasionally inaccurate nature of today’s press release made by Free on its superfast broadband offers
Press release

Aug

1

Key figures -

There were 74.8 million SIM cards in use at the end of June 2013: 58.1 million postpaid accounts and 16.6 million prepaid (PAYG) cards. The growth rate for M-to-M continues to rise (+775,000 accounts in Q2 2013, +2.2 million on the year), bringing the number of M-to-M cards in use at the end of June 2013 to 6.1 million.
The mobile services observatory to the 2nd quarter 2013

Jul

24

Mobile market -

The ARCEP takes note of the start of negotiations between SFR and Bouygues Telecom intended to define the conditions for the deployment of a mutualised mobile network
Press release

Jul

19

Net neutrality -

ARCEP closes the administrative inquiry involving several companies, including Free and Google, on the technical and financial terms governing IP traffic routing.
Press release

Jul

17

Overseas Territories -

ARCEP and the Government launch a public consultation on mobile spectrum allocation in the overseas territories. The deadline for responses is 30 September 2013.
Press release

Jul

11

Superfast mobile broadband -

The Conseil d'Etat rejects Free Mobile's request to suspend implementation of the ARCEP decision authorising Bouygues Telecom to employ the 1800 MHz band to deliver 4G services, starting on 1 October 2013.
Press release

Jul

10

Net neutrality -

The Conseil d’Etat backs up ARCEP’s powers in interconnection and data routing markets, and confirms its ability to query all of the players in theses markets, including those located outside the European Union
Press release

Jul

5

Sanctioning Power -

ARCEP takes note of the Constitutional Council's decision on the Authority's power to impose penalties, and welcomes the Government announcement.
Press release

Jul

3

Fixed Broadband and Superfast Braodband Market -

ARCEP submits an appraisal of fixed broadband and superfast broadband market regulation, along with a development outlook for mid-2014 to mid-2014, to public consultation.
Press release

Jul

4

Decease -

Tribute to Marie-Thérèse Alajouanine, Head of ARCEP's Standardisation unit
ARCEP's communication

Jul

1

ARCEP'S Organisation -

ARCEP makes organisational changes to its departments to keep pace with changes in the mobile market and its regulation
Press release

Jun

6

Forward-Planning -

ARCEP' Forward-planning committee renewed and a third work programme underway.
Press release