Arcep proposes a decision designed to improve mobile coverage maps, pursuant to the Digital Republic Act
Launch date:19 December 2016
Modified at:21 January 2019
Because of the strong expectations attached to the mobile coverage maps that operators publish online, working in tandem with the Government, Arcep wanted to bring changes to operators' obligations. These changes are made possible by the Digital Republic Act, and by the Act on Growth, business and equal economic opportunity.
To this end, Arcep published a draft decision for public consultation, which ran from 28 July to 3 October 2016, which marked a first step towards enhancing operators' coverage maps.
Having finalised the decision after taking into account the responses to the consultation, on 6 December 2016 Arcep adopted Decision 2016-1678 whose dual objective is to provide users with the means to better distinguish the locations where there is high quality mobile coverage and those with lesser quality coverage, and to publish these new enhanced maps from operators, which can be compared directly, as open data files.