The French regulatory authority for electronic communications, ARCEP, published its first Internet quality of service (QoS) measurements for net neutrality purposes. The quality of service measurements are intended to make poor ISP performance more visible to consumers, regulators and upstream content providers. France, like most other countries in Europe, allows Internet access providers flexibility to shape traffic and offer managed … Continue Reading
The European Parliament adopted on April 3, 2014 a series of amendments to the European Commission’s proposed “Connected Continent” regulation. Among the most controversial amendments are those strengthening net neutrality. The legislative process is far from over. It is unlikely that the European Parliament’s amendments will survive “as is” in the final regulation. Nevertheless, the European Parliament’s vote establishes … Continue Reading
Cogent accused major European telecom operators of violating antitrust rules in their Internet peering and transit practices. The European Commission is investigating, and launched dawn raids this summer. Meanwhile, Cogent suffered a legal setback in France. On December 19, 2013, the Paris Court of Appeals denied Cogent’s antitrust claims against France Telecom.
In 2012, Cogent sued France Télécom before the … Continue Reading