Orange Ends French Antitrust Probe With Infrastructure Deal

Law360, New York (July 26, 2013, 5:48 PM EDT) -- France's antitrust watchdog on Thursday closed its investigation into claims that Orange SA was refusing to let rivals access its fiber optic infrastructure after the French telecommunications giant agreed to make it easier for competitors to use its network.

The French Competition Authority had begun investigating claims that Orange was blocking competitors from using its civil engineering infrastructure in order to set up its own high-speed fiber optic networks. But after the complainant — another telecom provider called Free — reached a deal with Orange and...
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