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Arcep wants 30% cut in termination rates

Reuters reports that French regulator Arcep has proposed new cuts to mobile termination rates of around 30 percent. Beginning July 1 2009, the regulator wants to cut the rates charged by France Telecom’s Orange and Vivendi’s SFR to €0.045 from €0.065, whilst rates at Bouygues SA’s Bouygues Telecom would be cut from €0.085 to €0.06.

Italy, France look set for termination rate cuts

Reuters reports that the European Commission yesterday backed a move by French telecoms regulator Arcep to cut termination rates.

Iliad applies for 4th French 3G license

Reuters reports that communications company Iliad has applied for France’s fourth 3G license to add to its packages of TV, Internet and fixed-phone services, and looks likely to be the only bidder.

Arcep hints at possible pre-Xmas 3G license award

French telecoms regulator Arcep may announce its decision on the winner of the country’s fourth and final 3G licence before Christmas, should no more candidates emerge for the concession, notes TeleGeography.

Arcep to award fourth 3G license in June

TeleGeography notes that French telecoms regulatory authority Arcep has advised the government it will start the process of awarding the country’s fourth and final 3G license in June this year.

French regulator calls for 3G network sharing

Arcep, the French telecoms regulator, has published its findings of a recent review into 3G network infrastructure sharing in France, and called for the country’s three mobile operators to reach agreement on the matter by year-end.

Arcep set to launch fourth 3G license tender

French telecoms regulator Arcep will this week publish details on the allocation of the fourth mobile license in its Official Gazette, Les Echos reports, notes Telegeography.