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SIP Trunking - France (+33) regulations

Stijn Coppieters
Stijn Coppieters
Updated 1 year ago

As of August 1st, 2019, the French Telecom authority Arcep introduced the following regulations to protect end-users from spam and robo-calls:

Introduction of the first anti spam call measures on 1 August 2019

To limit the disruptions that robocalls and spam calls cause end users, in July 2018 Arcep adopted two measures whose implementation was moved to 1 August 2019:

  1. Active per 08-2019: Forbidding the use of a geographical number (starting with 01 to 05) or a multi-purpose number (09) as the caller ID for international calls or messages, when no authentication mechanism is in place;
  2. Active per 01-2021: Forbidding automated systems that make more calls and transmit more messages than they receive from using geographical numbers (starting with 01 to 05), mobile numbers (06-07) or multi-purpose numbers (09) as their caller ID. customers may still be able to make calls to French destinations (Fixed/Mobile) with a French fixed geographical A-number. However, as of February 1st 2020, these calls may be blocked. Custom routing will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

More information can be read on the official Arcep website: [Arcep Regulation](

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