ARCEP launches a public consultation on its cost model for dedicated optical local loops
Paris, 9 November 2015
On 26 June 2014 adopted Decision No. 2014-0735 on its analysis of the capacity
services market (1). In its decision, ARCEP indicated that in the next 18 to
24 months, it would be introducing a cost model that makes it possible, in particular,
to determine price squeeze and non-excessive pricing thresholds for those areas
in France where Orange wholesale capacity services products delivered over optical
fibre networks are subject to pricing supervision, referred to as FZ2, or fibre
zone 2 (2).
To satisfy the objective set out in the market analysis, ARCEP therefore plans
on obtaining a model that makes it possible to verify that the applicable pricing
obligations are being met. The Authority is performing this work in tandem with
the sector's stakeholders.
The model's structure was established by drawing on:
- a first round of bilateral meetings with enterprise market operators;
- ARCEP's experience and that of the consultant which assisted in constructing
- the results of recent similar work that is underway in other European countries.
It is within this context that, today, ARCEP is launching a first public consultation
on this model, to gather feedback from stakeholders. More specifically, this
consultation lays out the main modelling hypotheses that have been retained,
the model's overall architecture and the way in which ARCEP could utilise the
findings enabled by the model.
It will be followed by a second consultation, scheduled for early 2016, on
the model's parameters.
This first public consultation will run until 7 December 2015.
for download (in French)
(2) In French: ZF2 = Zone Fibre 2.