French regulator to review Iliad-Orange roaming agreement – report

French industry regulator Arcep will conduct a review into a national roaming agreement between Iliad and Orange. Iliad operates low cost player Free Mobile and has used Orange’s nationwide network since 2012 while it builds its own network, due for completion …

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Arcep paves way for France’s 700MHz allocation

France’s communications regulator, Arcep, published details of a public consultation on “spectrum for superfast mobile”, which included an update on the availability of 700MHz spectrum for operators in the country. In a briefing document, it said that assigning 700MHz frequencies …

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Altice completes SFR acquisition, gets thumbs up for Virgin buy

French cable group Altice has completed its acquisition of mobile operator SFR from Vivendi for €13.66 billion. Meanwhile ARCEP, the French telecoms regulator has given the go-ahead for Altice to also acquire Virgin Mobile France.

French regulator consults on open spectrum for IoT

ARCEP, the French telecommunications regulator, has launched a public consultation into the use of open, unlicensed spectrum for a variety of unspecified short-range wireless communications that it anticipates will contribute to the IoT (Internet of Things) phenomenon.