Paris, 30 January 2007
Autorité de régulation des communications électroniques et des postes (ARCEP) uses models in implementing regulation, and in particular when controlling the prices of the incumbent's offers. More generally, competition authorities may use these models if they deem it appropriate.
The publication of these models informs players of the tools and methods used by ARCEP and provides them with visibility on the decisions which might be taken.
These models are generally elaborated in a multilateral framework involving operators, then submitted to a public consultation. Once they have been published, players may inform ARCEP of any changes which could modify the parameters of these models, which ARCEP updates regularly.
High speed cost models
For high-speed markets:
- a regulatory model for the cost of unbundled access has been public since November 2004
- a regulatory model for the cost of internet access providers was published in June 2006
Today, ARCEP is publishing a regulatory model for the cost of collection networks and submitting it to a public consultation. Collection networks are located between high-speed access networks (covered by the first model) and service provision (covered by the second model).
Players are invited to send their contributions on these documents submitted for consultation to ARCEP by 9 March 2007, responding to the questionnaire accompanying this public consultation. Contributions should be sent by e-mail.
ARCEP will take utmost consideration of players’ contributions and will modify the public model during the first quarter if necessary. Player contributions to the public consultation will be published, except for sections covered by business secrecy.
Contributions supported by factual data (accounting data, invoices, estimates, statistics) are preferred. Conversely, ARCEP reserves the right to discount any unsupported statements made by players.
Players wishing to do so are invited to make their comments on the regulatory models on the cost of unbundled access and Internet access providers by the same deadline.
Documents submitted to consultation
The questionnaire accompanying this public consultation (pdf)
The regulatory model for the cost of collection (xls)
The explanatory note on the regulatory model for the cost of collection (pdf)
The network outline modelling tools (zip)
The explanatory note on the network outline modelling tools (pdf)
The reprocessed list of France Telecom’s distribution frames used by ARCEP in its models (xls)
The explanatory note on the reprocessed list of France Telecom’s distribution frames (pdf)
The latest version of the regulatory model for the cost of unbundled access (xls)
The latest version of the explanatory note on the regulatory model for the cost of unbundled access (pdf)
The latest version of the model for the cost of Internet access providers (xls)
The latest version of the explanatory note du model for the cost of Internet access providers (pdf)