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Orange Raided by French Antitrust Authority Over Fiber Dominance

April 12, 2022, 1:25 PM

French antitrust officials conducted a raid of Orange SA’s offices over a suspected abuse of its dominant market position in fiber optic broadband.

The French carrier said in a statement on Tuesday that it had initiated legal proceedings to contest the validity of the raids. Representatives from France’s competition authority confirmed the searches without making more comments.

The searches, conducted in March at four Orange premises including its headquarters near Paris, encompassed Orange activities on all its networks, including fiber and copper. A significant amount of company documents were taken, according to a person familiar with the matter.

The ...