The BEREC launched a public consultation on draft guidelines regarding net neutrality

The European Regulation (UE) 2015/2120 adopted in November 2015 laying down measures concerning open internet access entered into force on April 30th 2016. On June 6th 2016, the BEREC launched a public consultation on ...
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The new Regulation on the protection of data privacy will enter into force on May 25th, 2018

The Regulation 2016/679 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data which was adopted by the European Parliament on April 14th, 2016 was published on the Official Journal of the European Union on May...
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The French Competition Authority fines 15 million euros Altice/Numericable group for non-compliance with some of the commitments related to the acquisition of SFR

By a decision of April 19th, 2016 , the French Competition Authority sentenced Altice/Numericable group to pay a fine of 15 million euros for non-compliance with some of the commitments taken at the time of the acquisition of SFR regarding the divestiture of Outremer Telecom’s...
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FttH is the “real fiber”

Is FttB, as FttH, the “real fiber”? The government decided, with the approval of ARCEP , to give a negative answer and, therefore, to rule in favor of Orange and Free against Numericable-SFR....
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Privacy Shield: promises of a better protection of personal data

Since the Court of Justice of the European Union declared on October 6, 2015 that the "Safe Harbor" was invalid , a new framework for transatlantic data flows has been expected in order to facilitate the transfer of personal data to the United States. ...
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The KOSC consortium has been approved by the French competition authority for the takeover of COMPLETEL's DSL network.

In a press release dated December 22 , 2015, the French competition authority (Autorité de la concurrence) announced that it authorized the KOSC consortium to take over COMPLETEL's DSL network.

This authorization follows the competition authority's decision 14-DCC-160 of October 30, 2014,...
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The « Macron Law » promotes the digital economy

The French law n°2015-990 to promote the economic growth, activity and equity economic opportunity (known as “Macron Law”), dated August 6, 2015 and promulgated on August 7, 2015, includes provisions regarding electronic communications operators, Internet players and companies. The...
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The ARCEP facilitates the deployment of 4G networks

The French national electronic communications and postal regulation authority (ARCEP), which had been appealed by Free, was called upon to consider the validity of the restrictions imposed by Orange for using the services initially planned for the fixed web traffic in order to rout mobile...
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The Constitutional Council approves the core of the Intelligence Act

Referred to the Constitutional Council by the President of the Republic, the President of the Senate and more than 60 deputies, the Intelligence Act has now completed the legislative process. The Constitutional Council has approved the major part pf the law by its decision n°2012-713 DC of...
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The allocation of 700 MHz frequency

The increasing data flow required for the "mobile internet" induces a growing need of radio frequencies for mobile operators. Therefore, operators are looking for frequency bands in order to develop their 3G or 4G activities and to declutter their networks.

The French government decided...
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