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Future Connectivity 07-04-2022

Court halts Starlink’s deployment in France

France's highest administrative court has stripped Starlink, SpaceX's satellite internet constellation, of its frequency authorisations, ruling they were granted without public consultation despite its potential "significant market impact". EURACTIV France reports.
5G 18-03-2022

France wants slightly lagging industry to catch up on 5G

The French government this week announced new measures to help the country's industry which has fallen "slightly behind" in embracing the opportunities that come with transiting to a 5G network. EURACTIV France reports.
Technology 04-02-2022

French operators urge large platforms to contribute to network costs

French telecom operators presented a list of grievances and 15 proposals to candidates in the presidential race on Thursday (3 February), including the proposal for "major digital content providers" to contribute to the "costs of networks to ensure their economic and environmental sustainability". EURACTIV France reports.
Technology 05-11-2021

New law forces French operators to disclose carbon footprint to public

The French Senate passed a law on Tuesday (2 November) that aims to reduce the environmental footprint of digital technology. It includes an obligation for French telecoms operators to disclose to the public what they are doing to this end. EURACTIV France reports.
e-Commerce 07-10-2021

French MPs vote against free book deliveries, targeting Amazon

French MPs adopted a bill on the "book economy" on Wednesday (6 October) which provides a minimum price for the delivery of books. With the service no longer free of charge, the bill aims to put an end to a "distortion of competition" between US giant Amazon and booksellers. EURACTIV France reports.
Technology 30-09-2021

French senators welcome 4G deployment strategy, bemoan not being involved

The French Senate's Finance Committee on Tuesday (28 September) presented its recommendations on the national strategy for the deployment of 4G in France, highlighting the "substantial progress" in terms of coverage, but also raising a few points of concern. EURACTIV France reports.
5G 23-02-2021

Paris soon to deploy 5G services as city signs charter with network operators

A new Parisian mobile phone charter will be submitted to the Paris city council at the start of March, which should approve the deployment of 5G across the French capital. EURACTIV France reports.