Orange evokes a possible cut of interconnection with the Free Mobile network. A real threat that the incumbent operator could implement?
AFP indicates that an Orange spokesperson said this weekend that a suspension of the contract of roaming between the incumbent operator to Free Mobile is not possible if the problems encountered by the latter disturbing quality of the service it provides to its own subscribers. Is it a real threat that Orange intends to weigh on Free Mobile or a somewhat abrupt way of presenting things? Hard to say, but these words are not gone unnoticed.
In any case, it is in this way that Orange has chosen to meet the Chairman of Arcep, Jean-Luc Silicani, explaining a few hours earlier that the technical difficulties encountered relate essentially the interconnection between the Free and Orange networks. Statements which are at the same level two operators, which has the gift of ruffled feathers Orange which the spokesman said: "Contrary to some assertions to Orange in fault occurred on the network of Free Mobile these days, the Group declines any responsibility in these dysfunctions".
Arcep reiterated, however, that the two operators have the opportunity to renegotiate the contract of homelessness if, finally, he does seem them more viable. Given the turn that take events, it is not impossible that this case lead to a renegotiation of homelessness. Recall that according to Bouygues Télécom, Free Mobile - which has not confirmed this figure - count approximately 2.2 million customers. And that half of the Free Mobile traffic would according to Arcep, in 2 G, and therefore only via towers of Orange, not counting the volume of traffic in 3 G which also through the network Orange, Free Mobile not covering antennas for the time that less than 30% of the population.