Communiqué de presse

ARCEP pleased by the publication in the Official Journal today of the law concerning efforts to reduce the digital dividende

Paris, 18 December 2009

ARCEP is pleased by the publication in today's Official Journal of Law No. 2009-1572, of 17 December, concerning the battle against the digital divide, which was officially adopted by the Senate on 10 December 2009.

This law contains a number of provisions pertaining to electronic communications, particularly in the area of very high-speed fixed and mobile access.

It stipulates that the allocation of digital dividend spectrum (very high-speed mobile) must make regional digital development a priority. The law also reinforces the powers that ARCEP has to enable optical fibre network rollouts across the country.