Arcep sanctions an operator for failing to meet its financing obligations with respect to the universal electronic communications service
Launch date:12 May 2016
Modified at:22 January 2019
Having failed to pay its officially required contributions for the years 2011 and 2012, and its provisional contribution for 2014, the Arcep body responsible for settling disputes, legal proceedings and investigations (referred to in French as "RDPI") demanded that the operator provide proof of payment of the amount due by 15 October 2015. Having ascertained that the outstanding balance, totalling around €150,000, had not yet been paid as of that date, the RDPI notified Lycamobile of its grievance and forwarded the case to Arcep's Restricted body, which is responsible for deciding whether or not to impose sanctions.