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French regulator to place subsidised handsets under environmental scrutiny

Thursday 25 February 2021 | 08:26 CET | News
The French government has asked telecom authority Arcep to assess whether the subsidised handset business model encourages consumers to replace smartphones more frequently, increasing the environmental impact of mobile devices. The move was initially proposed by members of the public participating in a government-led programme on climate strategy. Following on from Arcep's investigation, the two ministers responsible for ecological transition and digital affairs will decide on any potential action based on the findings.

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