Annual Report 1999 : summary volume 1 (june 2000)





1. The European and French markets in 1999: key figures

A. The French market

1. Key business data for telecommunications operators

2. The leading segments of the telecommunications services market excluding interconnection

3. The various market segments

a. Fixed telephony

b. Mobile services

c. Advanced services

d. Leased lines and data transport

e. Other services

f. Interconnection

B. The European market

2. Competition in the countries of the European Union

A. Quantitative criteria

1. Retail tariffs

a. The different tariff systems operated in Europe

b. Fixed telephony tariffs of the incumbent operators

c. Fixed to mobile charges

d. Mobile tariffs

2. Interconnection tariffs

3. The number of operators and the role of the incumbent operators

B. Qualitative criteria

3. The operators: capital movements, European alliances and effects on the stock market

A. The main movements of capital and alliances in Europe in 1999

B. The principles governing the valuation of telecommunications actors

1. The stock market performance of the telecommunications operators

2. The valuation of telecommunications operators

a. Valuation methods

b. Additional criteria

4. Infrastructures and services

A. The pan-European networks

1. The situation in France

2. Typology and strategy of operators in Europe

a. segmentation by operator origin

b. Segmentation by service

c. Segmentation by geographical coverage

B. New telecommunications-related business and services

1. New telecommunications brokerage services

2. High development potential for the telecommunications market

C. Typology of the operators present on the French market

1. Classification by category of licence

2. Classification by operator type

3. Classification by project type

4. Trends in 1999

a. An increase in the number of own-network construction projects

b. Requests for L.34-1 licences for the provision of IP telephony services

c. Wholesale business for Internet access providers

CHAPter II: THE PRIORITIES OF rEgulation in France and Europe

1. Mobility

A. The development of mobile telephony

1. France

2. Europe

B. Third-generation mobile telephony

1. The situation in France

2. European comparisons

C. Satellites

1. The formalisation of the link between the administration and the applicant

2. Taxation

3. Towards a single European licence for space telecommunications

2. The local loop

A. Unbundling the local loop

1. The public consultation and its consequences

a. Work on unbundling raw copper access

b. The provision of an "operators' offer" by France Télécom

c. Legislative work

2. Progress made by the sub-groups as at 15 May 2000

a. Experimentation sub-group

b. Operational procedures sub-group

c. Technical specifications sub-group

d. Tariff-setting methodologies sub-group

2. Situation in certain European countries at the end of the first quarter of 2000

B. The wireless local loop

1. Outlook for the wireless local loop in France

2. This situation in the rest of Europe

3. The Internet

A. The different Internet access formulas in France and Europe

1. The situation in France

a. Trends on the Internet access market

b. Internet access tariff

c. The stakes of regulation

2. Internet in Europe

a. Retail tariffs

b. Interconnection charges

B. High-speed Internet access


1. The Community framework

A. Summary of the response given by ART to the European Commission's communication on the review of the regulatory framework

1. The role of the regulator.

2. Consumer interests are our top priority

3. The competitiveness of European industry

4. Anticipating market trends

5. The architecture of the legal framework

6. Maintaining sectoral competition rules

7. The importance of standardisation

B. Summary of European Commission proposals and ART proposals

2. National framework: ART's proposals

A. Legislative framework for telecommunications services

1. Elimination of the "public telephone service" category

a. Trends in the telecommunications services market and technological development of integrated voice/data networks

b- The need to simplify procedures

2. IP telephony

B. Harmonisation of the legal regime applicable to networks

1. Rules applicable to cable networks

2. The same regime for all networks, regardless of the services transmitted

C. Pricing regulation

1. The results of three years' tariff monitoring

2. The need to adapt the legislative and regulatory framework

D. Universal service

1. Universal service: obligations and funding

2. Scope of universal service

3. Implementing the universal directory

a. Incorporation of Article 6 of Directive 98/10/EC (Application of ONP to Voice Telephony)

b- Problems related to universal directories and universal enquiry services

E. Mobile network coverage

1. Nationwide coverage by mobile telephone networks

2. Provision of universal service by mobile operators

F. Role of the territorial authorities

1. Territorial authorities as users of telecommunications services

a. Awarding public contracts to meet proprietary requirements

b. Setting up an independent network

2. Territorial authorities as managers of the public domain

a. access to the public domain and rights of way

b. Territorial authorities and cable networks

3. Territorial authorities as territorial developers

a. The deployment and provision of dark fibres

b. An inventory of needs

4. Territorial authorities as decision makers

G. Terrestrial digital television

1. Anticipating the evolution of the telecommunications economy

2. Managing new resources for the benefit of telecommunications operators

3. Preserving frequency utilisation for users

H. Penalties


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