Paris, 28 April 2011
Today, ARCEP is submitting its analysis of the market for wholesale inter-territorial trunk segments of leased lines terminating in the overseas territorial collectivities of Saint Martin and Saint Barthélemy - in other words the transport capacity that connects these islands to global networks - to the French Competition authority for feedback. The Competition authority has six weeks, i.e. until 9 June, to provide ARCEP with its opinion of this analysis.
ARCEP submitted a first version of its market analysis to a public consultation that ran from 3 to 31 March 2011, to which it received four responses. With the exception of those protected by business secrecy, these responses along with a summary of them are being made public today.
The market analysis that is being submitted to the Competition authority today for feedback is a document that has been revised to take account of these responses.
After having considered the opinion of the Competition authority, ARCEP will submit a draft decision to the European Commission and to the national regulatory authorities in the other European Union Member States. This draft decision will also be submitted to a last public consultation in June.
Once this stage has been completed, ARCEP will adopt its final decision.
Analysis of the market for wholesale inter-territorial trunk segments of leased lines, terminating in the overseas territorial collectivities of Saint Martin and Saint Barthélemy (pdf - 1.59 Mo) (pdf - )
Stakeholder contributions to the public consultation (zip - 18.78 Mo) (Dauphin Telecom, France Telecom, Global Caribbean Network, Outremer Telecom) (zip file - - 17 Mb)
Summary of these contributions (pdf - 188 Ko) (pdf - )