Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Le cutting edge

French regulator ART has launched a blog (see upper right corner of home page "Le Blog") and has also released a Q4 update on the DSL market (see item entitled "6,1 millions d'accès ADSL et 1,6 million de lignes dégroupées en France"). Partially unbundled lines total 1.5m, fully unbundled just under 100k. The comparative tables show France to be lagging some other countries, notably Italy, in the proportion of fully unbundled lines, so expect a call to arms over this issue, coupled with further aggression from Iliad. Also note the cancer-like progression of unbundling from 2002 to 2004 as shown in the color maps.

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