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Orange France Concerned About Traffic Load from Network Sharing Deal

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Orange France's VP of wholesale, Brigitte Bourgoin has written to the CEO at Free Mobile to complain about the traffic load being imposed on the Orange network by the network sharing agreement between the two companies.

Orange was obliged to offer a network sharing agreement with Free Mobile as part of their respective license, once Free Mobile's own network reaches 27% of the population.

However, according to the letter, 97% of phone calls made by Free Mobile's 2 million customers are taking place on the Orange network, which it claims is causing network congestion.

There have been various reports over the past month that Free Mobile disabled a quantity of its base stations once it had secured the network roaming deal with Orange. The regulator is currently investigating the claims.

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