The Autorité de la concurrence has lifted the restrictions placed on Altice, imposed when its subsidiary Numericable acquired the mobile network SFR.
The competition authority had the choice of extending the restrictions for another five years, but concluded that competition between rival operators was sufficient, particularly in the area around fibre.
However, a separate injunction imposed in 2017 after Altice was fined for not moving fast enough in the joint construction of a fibre network with Bouygues Telecom remains in place.
When Altice moved to acquire SFR in 2015 it was feared the Patrick Drahi company would gain the edge in the fibre market. But Altice agreed to open its cable network to other telcoms operators.
Competition from operators, particularly Orange, has helped level the playing field and Orange itself has moved ahead of the cable.
Altice need no longer provide access to its network at pre-merger rates.