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France: Government asks antitrust authorities to investigate Iliad’s Free Mobile/France Telecom partnership

 |  November 5, 2012

In response to Iliad SA’s Free Mobile’s plans to extend its current roaming partnership with the nation’s largest mobile-phone operator France Telecom SA, the government has asked its antitrust regulator to investigate whether the deal would play unfairly in the mobile phone market. The competition authority has announced it will make a decision before March 2013. The nation’s Industry Minister and Technology Minister have also agreed to inquire whether mobile phone companies can fairly share each other’s wireless networks in urban areas. Iliad’s Free Mobile reached an agreement last January with France Telecom to share the giant’s network as it establishes its own.

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