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Third of French internet users visit pirate video sites

Published 06 May 2016 09:08 CET | France

A third of French internet users, or over 14 million people, visited pirate video websites monthly in 2015, according to a study by anti-piracy association ALPA, market ...

Honor drops online-only sales strategy in France

Published 05 May 2016 14:15 CET | France

Huawei's Honor phone brand announced that it is selling the Honor 5X 5.5-in LTE smartphone in 330 Bouygues Telecom stores and 40 Darty stores, marking a change in its channel ...

France's new 'do not call' system to start in June

Published 05 May 2016 11:59 CET | France

France's new Bloctel 'do not call' list will start operating on 1 June, the state secretary for commerce, Martine Pinville, announced on RTL radio. The new system replaces ...

Court rejects Gameloft request to block Vivendi takeover

Published 05 May 2016 11:44 CET | France, World

The Paris Court of Appeal has rejected a request by mobile game publisher Gameloft for an injunction to block a hostile takeover bid from Vivendi. Financial markets regulator ...

Swisscom forced to end service at Basel-Mulhouse airport

Published 04 May 2016 21:09 CET | France, Switzerland

Swisscom confirmed that it will switch off its mobile network at the EuroAirport in Basel-Mulhouse on 24 May after talks between mobile network operators and the French ...

Orange France tops VoD penetration in 2015

Published 04 May 2016 13:40 CET | France

Orange France was the country's most popular VoD provider in 2015, according to a study by Harris Interactive and the National Centre for Cinema and the Moving Image (CNC). ...

France-IX installs K-root DNS server in Paris

Published 04 May 2016 11:33 CET | France

Internet exchange France-IX has installed a new K-root Domain Name System (DNS) server at Telehouse-2 in Paris. A  K-root server in Paris means that the traffic route for ...

France Televisions plans SVoD service for March 2017

Published 04 May 2016 11:06 CET | France

France Televisions will launch an SVoD service in March 2017 that will offer its own content and programming from other providers. The state-owned broadcaster's director for ...

Orange issues EUR 750 mln bond

Published 04 May 2016 08:30 CET | France

Orange has issued a 9-year, EUR 750 million bond with a coupon of 1 percent. The operator said there was very strong demand for the notes. BNP Paribas, Credit Agricole CIB, ...

Nearly 22,000 LTE cell sites in operation in France

Published 03 May 2016 15:35 CET | France

French spectrum agency ANFR reports that 25,236 cell sites were authorised for LTE and 21,992 were in service as of 01 May. Orange had LTE 8,747 sites in operation, Bouygues ...

BJ Invest, HiMedia reach shareholder agreement

Published 03 May 2016 11:17 CET | France

France-based digital advertising group HiMedia has reached an agreement with its main shareholder, BJ Invest, to allow HiMedia and its payment subsidiary HiPay to return to ...

Sopra Steria improves revenue 4.7% in first quarter

Published 03 May 2016 10:38 CET | Europe, France

French IT services group Sopra Steria posted EUR 913.2 million of revenue in the first quarter, up 4.7 percent on EUR 872 million in the first quarter of 2015. Growth at ...

Free adds IPTV channels, Full HD VoD

Published 03 May 2016 10:13 CET | France

French ISP Free has announced several additions to its IPTV service, including Teva and Paris Premiere in catch-up mode, which expand its catch-up lineup to 70 channels. New ...

SNCF to install Wi-Fi at 105 regional stations by end-June

Published 02 May 2016 14:44 CET | France

French railway operator SNCF will deploy Wi-Fi in 105 new stations in the Ile-de-France region by the end of June. SNCF Gares & Connexions managing director Patrick Ropert ...

SFR refreshes mobile tariffs with more data, family plan

Published 02 May 2016 14:18 CET | France

SFR has launched new mobile tariffs with up to four times more data than before, as well as the SFR Family shared data plan. ...

Orange partners Cannes Film Festival

Published 02 May 2016 13:43 CET | France

Orange, an official partner of the Cannes Film Festival for over 15 years, has announced details of its involvement in the 69th edition of the event being held this year from ...

Dailymotion launches 360 degree video player

Published 02 May 2016 11:23 CET | France, World

French video portal Dailymotion has announced that its creators and partners can now upload 360 degree videos for live and on-demand viewing. The company's new 360 degree ...

Budget Telecom posts EUR 7.69 mln net loss

Published 02 May 2016 10:52 CET | France

French operator Budget Telecom posted a EUR 7.69 million net loss in 2015, compared to a EUR 965,000 net loss in 2014. As previously reported, revenue declined 14.5 percent ...

Vivendi increases Ubisoft stake to 17.7%, seeks board seat

Published 02 May 2016 08:30 CET | France

French media group Vivendi increased its stake in game maker Ubisoft to 17.7 percent of equity and over 15 percent of voting rights, Le Monde reports, citing a statement from ...

Lenovo launching the K5, its first smartphone in France

Published 29 Apr 2016 17:04 CET | France

Lenovo will launch its first smartphone in France in the middle of May. The Lenovo K5 was unveiled at en event in Paris hosted by Jean-Baptiste Guillemot, who is charge of ...

Monaco buys 2% of MCR from TDF, boosts stake to 51%

Published 29 Apr 2016 08:31 CET | France, Monaco

French broadcast and telecom infrastructure group TDF has sold 2 percent of Monte-Carlo Radiodiffusion (MCR) to the government of Monaco. MCR is the monopoly provider of ...

SFR announces convergence strategy, new media services

Published 28 Apr 2016 10:18 CET | France

Following the announcement of its planned acquisition of parent company Altice's media and advertising assets, SFR said it will become a truly convergent telecom operator, ...

Fnac has support of majority of Darty share capital

Published 28 Apr 2016 09:23 CET | Europe, France

French cultural products and consumer tech retailer Fnac said it had received the support of 51.84 percent of Darty share capital as of 26 April, taking into consideration ...

Sosh launches ZTE-built SoshPhone3

Published 28 Apr 2016 09:05 CET | France

Orange France's youth-oriented, low-cost mobile operator Sosh is set to release its first own-brand LTE-A phone, the ZTE-built SoshPhone3 in around two weeks. The 5.2-in ...

SFR appoints Alcatel-Lucent's Raby as CFO

Published 27 Apr 2016 19:14 CET | France

French mobile and broadband operator SFR has appointed former Alcatel-Lucent Chief Financial and Legal Officer Jean Raby as its new CFO. ...

 

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