ARCEP decision on mobile communication services on board vessels comes into effect after receiving ministerial approval. ARCEP publishes the responses to the public consultation on this decision.

Paris, 5 April 2012

On 15 November 2011, ARCEP adopted a decision setting the terms governing radio installations' use of frequencies in the 1800 MHz band to supply mobile communication services on board vessels travelling in French territorial waters. This decision was approved by an order issued by the Minister responsible for electronic communications on 19 March 2012. These two texts were published on Saturday, 24 March 2012 in the Journal officiel.

ARCEP's draft decision had been submitted to public consultation from 28 July to 23 September 2011. The Authority received five responses to this consultation, which it is publishing today.