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CSA applauds ERGA's work on updated media directive

Published 26 May 2016 15:47 CET | Europe, France

French broadcast regulator CSA has applauded the work of the European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services (Erga) in helping the European Commission draft a ...

French ministries agree steps to boost rural web, mobile

Published 26 May 2016 11:18 CET | France

France's inter-ministerial committee for rural affairs announced several key measures to improve mobile and internet provision at the conclusion of their meeting on 20 May, ...

Arcep gives carriers three weeks submit new sharing pacts

Published 26 May 2016 10:23 CET | France

French telecom regulator Arcep has given Orange France and Free Mobile until 15 June to submit a revised draft roaming agreement. The decision also applies to a RAN sharing ...

Samsung pilots phone leasing in France

Published 26 May 2016 09:52 CET | Europe, France, World

Samsung has launched a pilot programme in France that allows customers to lease a device and change it when new models are released. Samsung's Up2you progamme aims to keep ...

Free to release Freebox 7 in September at earliest

Published 26 May 2016 09:16 CET | France

French ISP Free will not release Freebox 7, the next version of its next home gateway, before the back-to-school period, founder Xavier Niel told Free community members in a ...

France to sell Orange stake when the price is right

Published 26 May 2016 08:54 CET | France

The French State is not committed to keeping its Orange stake for ever, economy minister Emmanuel Macron said at a Senate hearing. Les Echos reports that he indicated that a ...

Ericsson supplies LTE equipment for Euro 2016 stadiums

Published 25 May 2016 08:45 CET | France

Ericsson, as a key partner of the major French operators, has supplied 4G multi-standard radio solutions for all ten stadiums hosting the Euro 2016 soccer championships from ...

Bouygues, Huawei achieve 1 Gbps LTE downloads

Published 25 May 2016 08:33 CET | Europe, France

French operator Bouygues Telecom and Huawei Technologies have claimed a Western European record for LTE download speeds, over 1 Gbps, by using 4-carrier aggregation offering ...

Orange showcases Bluetooth platform at Roland-Garros

Published 25 May 2016 08:26 CET | France

Orange France is the official sponsor of the French Open tennis tournament for the 12th consecutive year. For this year's Roland-Garros (22 May-05 June) Orange has combined ...

Arcep launches IoT website

Published 24 May 2016 21:50 CET | France

French telecom regulator Arcep has launched a website dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT), one of twelve priority areas identified in its strategic review for ...

French tax inspectors raid Google's Paris office

Published 24 May 2016 18:06 CET | France

French financial crimes officers raided Google's Paris offices on 24 May as part of an ongoing tax fraud investigation. Le Parisien writes that over 100 civil servants from ...

French competition authority to probe online ad market

Published 24 May 2016 16:43 CET | France

The French Competition Authority (CA) has opened an investigation into the way data is used in online advertising. The antitrust regulator will focus on competition issues ...

Amber to tender Gameloft shares for cash in Vivendi bid

Published 23 May 2016 15:11 CET | France

UK hedge fund Amber Capital told French financial markets regulator AMF that it intends to tender its stake in French mobile game maker Gameloft to media group Vivendi. As of ...

OVH minority stake attracts five suitors - report

Published 23 May 2016 10:24 CET | France, World

French data centre and hosting company OVH is opening up its capital to potential minority shareholders and has shortlisted five candidates, Les Echos reports. The process ...

France TV keeps tight reins on 2016 sports budget

Published 23 May 2016 09:35 CET | France

France Televisions is spending EUR 200 million on sports rights and operating costs this year, about the same level as in 2015, according tot he local press reports. This ...

MyTF1 Xtra, Glory4Gamers host e-sports competition

Published 23 May 2016 09:21 CET | France

French broadcaster TF1's MyTF1 Xtra digital TV platform has started airing an e-sport competition of Blizzard's "Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft" on the weekend of 20-21 May, ...

Canal Plus to show Rio Olympics on eight channels

Published 23 May 2016 09:14 CET | France

Canal Plus is mobilising eight channels to cover the Rio Olympics (5-21 August). Competition events will be shown on Canal Plus, Canal Plus Sport, Foot Plus, Rugby Plus, Golf ...

Altice drops Virgin Mobile brand in France

Published 23 May 2016 08:33 CET | France

Altice has dropped the Virgin Mobile brand in France, marking the completion of the MVNO's integration with the low-cost brand Red by SFR, AFP reports. Altice started closing ...

Canal Plus workers question company finances

Published 23 May 2016 07:37 CET | Europe, France

French pay TV operator Canal Plus's works council representatives have exercised the 'right to blow the whistle' ("droit d'alerte") on the company's finances, writes AFP. ...

Vivendi increases Gameloft bid to EUR 8.00 a share

Published 20 May 2016 08:31 CET | France

Vivendi increased its hostile takeover bid for Gameloft by 11 percent to EUR 8.00 from EUR 7.20 a share a week before the offer closes on 27 May. The offer was raised ...

Orange France joins LoRaWAN Alliance

Published 19 May 2016 17:27 CET | France

Orange France, which announced plans last September to build a national LoRaWAN network, has joined the LoRa Alliance, in which it hopes to play a decisive role. Orange ...

Google appeals French data protection decision

Published 19 May 2016 16:20 CET | France

Google has lodged an appeal against a EUR 100,000 fine handed down by French data protection commission Cnil, which found that the search engine company failed to take down ...

Orange doubles Holiday Europe bundle for Euro 2016

Published 19 May 2016 10:44 CET | Europe, France

Orange France has launched a prepaid offer aimed at football fans attending the UEFA Euro 2016 competition. This limited edition version of the Orange Holiday Europe bundle ...

BroadSoft brings BroadCloud to France

Published 19 May 2016 10:28 CET | France

BroadSoft is expanding its BroadCloud managed hosted service to France. By leveraging BroadSoft's expertise in delivering cloud UC services, service providers in France can ...

Sosh migrates customers to 3 year old STB

Published 19 May 2016 08:23 CET | France

On 19 May, the same day that Orange France starts shipping its new Livebox home gateway/TV STB to its customers, the operator's low-cost brand, Sosh, will for the first time ...

 

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