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France: Authorities’ probe pushes Outremer Telecom to cancel tariff hikes

 |  February 3, 2015

France’s competition authority, the Autorite de la Concurrence, has announced that Outremer Telecom has cancelled its recent mobile tariff hikes in the French overseas territories of Reunion and Mayotte, following the anti-trust watchdog’s decision to assess whether the January 2015 increase in subscription fees was in compliance.

In October 2014 the anti-trust authority granted a conditional approval to Numericable’s proposed acquisition of French telco SFR. In order to gain the regulator’s approval, the combined SFR-Numericable entity has to divest its mobile operations in Reunion and Mayotte. While the sale process of Outremer Telecom and Outremer Telecom is currently underway, in January 2015 the Autorite de la Concurrence expressed its concerns in regards to the conditions surrounding the divestiture.

Despite Outremer’s pledge to cancel the tariff increases and refund affected customers, the regulator will continue its investigation of the case and will publish its decision ‘soon’.


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