Arcep publishes results of FTTH network access pricing consultation

8 Oct 2014

French telecoms regulator, the Autorite de Regulation des Communications Electroniques et des Postes (Arcep), has published the results of a public consultation on a proposed fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network access pricing model, stating that most stakeholders approve of the general principles of the suggested model, while expressing some reservations about certain aspects of its implementation. Arcep submitted the draft pricing model for accessing optical local loops outside ‘very high density areas’ for public consultation back in November 2013; by employing a benchmark methodology, the model aims to serve as a reference tool during pricing negotiations between the different wholesale market undertakings. The regulator plans to continue working with all stakeholders on expanding the operational scope of the pricing model, in order to ‘take into account the sections located upstream from the concentration point, and downstream from the optical branching unit’. A refined method will be subject to consultation before the end of 2014, and if necessary, a new updated pricing model will be published, Arcep added.

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