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Iliad's dramatic Q1 forces intervention and a refocus on innovation

Published 15 May 2018 15:41 CET | Europe, France

Iliad reported disappointing first-quarter results, with fixed revenues down 1.6 percent. The company points to the weak spots, presumably the result of competitors Altice ...

Altice needs a long-term strategy

Published 22 Nov 2017 11:45 CET | France, Portugal, United States

"Altice seeks to reassure investors, plans disposal of non-core assets", according to recent news. The headline begs some questions: what went wrong, why are investors ...

Orange Bank: fintech as new element for differentiation

Published 03 Nov 2017 10:51 CET | France

Orange has launched its Orange Bank in France, delivered as a completely mobile application. Orange Bank offers an account with bank card and various services, such as ...

French mobile market set for more pain as Free heats up battle for customers

Published 22 Mar 2017 08:37 CET | France

The French mobile market looks set for more pain, after Free Mobile launched its latest challenge: unlimited 4G data. The latest research by Telecompaper shows that the ...

French consumer big winner after Orange-Bouygues talks fail

Published 04 Apr 2016 14:31 CET | France

Orange and Bouygues announced that they were not able to agree on a merger deal. The news sent the share prices of all four French operators lower on Euronext, as they face ...

French example offers support for ACM for opening cable networks

Published 29 Oct 2014 09:38 CET | France, Netherlands

The French Competition Authority has approved the acquisition of SFR by cable operator Numericable with several conditions. The acquisition became definitive in June of this ...

What's left for Bouygues?

Published 07 Apr 2014 15:07 CET | France

Vivendi has decided to sell its telecom unit SFR to Altice, active in the French market with its cable unit Numericable. Vivendi's chairman, Jean-Marie Fourtou, stated in Les ...

Orange musters response to OTT challenge

Published 22 Nov 2012 16:05 CET | Europe, France

Orange has announced a range of new services aimed at catching up with the competition in the fixed and mobile broadband markets. These include a new version of its Livebox ...

Free Mobile makes aggressive entry on French mobile market

Published 10 Jan 2012 15:26 CET | France

Iliad, a provider of DSL and fibre broadband services in France under the name Free, has launched Free Mobile. This is the fourth mobile network in France, after Orange, SFR ...

Vodafone sells SFR but further acquisitions unlikely

Published 04 Apr 2011 16:12 CET | France, World

Vodafone is selling its 44 percent stake in French operator SFR for EUR 8 billion (GBP 7 billion) to Vivendi. SFR will remain a Vodafone partner in the French market. The ...

If KPN wants to match the French FTTH plans, it should buy out Reggefiber

Published 08 Feb 2011 16:19 CET | France, Netherlands

France Telecom/Orange has unveiled a new part of its multi-year plan Conquests 2015: an accelerated roll-out of FTTH. This is also part of the 'National Program for Very ...

French govt should ask why Sony hasn't contributed to the cost of the electricity network

Published 23 Dec 2010 14:16 CET | France, World

The French government has entered the debate over whether over-the-top players like Google should contribute to the cost of infrastructure. This means of course the cost of ...

Tele2 sells French unit for low price

Published 16 Oct 2009 13:57 CET | Europe, France

Tele2 has agreed to sell its French unit to Virgin Mobile France for SEK 575 million (EUR 56 million) cash. The French MVNO had 429,000 customers at the end of June. The ...

 




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