Author: ETC

Deeply reworked by the Senate, the bill proposed by MP Christophe Naegelen, on telephone marketing and fraudulent calls, will now come back in second reading to the National Assembly: A new Article 1A of the bill as voted by the Senate specifies the terms of registration (by dematerialized,...

From 2018 to 2020, European states are allocating and re-allocating radio spectrum to mobile operators that are necessary to deploy 5G. Originally, radio spectrum was allocated to operators for a given technology. Now, operators are free to use it with the technology of their choice....

January 29, 2019: ARCEP publishes a dispute settlement between Coriolis and Mégalis / THD Bretagne One of the roles of ARCEP, regulator of telecoms in France, is to settle disputes between operators in France, relating to wholesale access and interconnection. Dispute settlement is considered a court of first instance...

What is WACC? The Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) is a financial analysis tool used to compare a firm’s investments with the cost of the capital raised by the firm to finance these investments. A core concept of the Capital Asset Pricing Model, WACC is used to provide a...

From several Directives to one Code On 17 December, two texts were published in the Official Journal of the European Union, revising the regulatory framework for electronic communications in Europe. The four Directives comprising this framework (Framework Directive, Authorizations Directive, Access Directive and Universal Service and Consumer Rights Directive) have...

Ofcom, the UK's telecoms regulator, recently published a qualitative study of the perception of telephone numbers by a representative sample of the British population. Main conclusions of the study and comments on their relevance to France Fixed telephony and geographic numbers, a matter for older people 1. Fixed telephony only...

What did the National Assembly vote? On December 6, 2018, by 79 votes to 1, the French National Assembly voted the bill proposed by MP Christophe Naegelen, related to the rules of telephone marketing and to the fight against fraudulent calls. After our post of December 17 devoted to...

On December 6, 2018, after 3 hours and 50 minutes of an intense debate, the members of the French Parliament, by 79 votes (representing almost all parties) against 1, adopted the bill of the UDI MP Christophe Naegelen, called Naegelen Bill, relating to the supervision of telephone marketing and...

7.1 General remark ARCEP decision #18-0881  is the first complete overhaul of the numbering plan and its management rules since 2005. The notion of interpersonal numbers disappears in favor of territorial numbers, which includes interpersonal and M2M numbers. 7.2 Reallocation time (or quarantine duration) of a number 7.2.1 Measures 1.2.2019:...