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Arcep grants roaming derogation to 11 providers

Published 22 Jun 2017 15:12 CET | France

French regulator Arcep has granted 11 companies a derogation from the new EU roaming regulation, allowing them to apply surcharges still to retail roaming. According to the ...

EchoStar, Thales partner on PPDR mobile satellite services

Published 22 Jun 2017 14:48 CET | France

EchoStar's subsidiary EchoStar Mobile will collaborate with Thales on the development of mobile satellite and terrestrial services for Public Protection and Disaster Relief ...

Free to be present on Axione RIP networks in coming quarters

Published 22 Jun 2017 11:01 CET | France

First revealed in November, the negotiations between Free and Axione have led to an agreement which will see Free commercialise its FTTH offers over the public initiative ...

Orange retains lead in French mobile network quality – Arcep

Published 22 Jun 2017 10:29 CET | France

Customers on the Orange network have continued to experience a better performance than those on rival networks, according to the latest QoS measures published by French ...

Orange France extends LTE coverage for travellers

Published 21 Jun 2017 12:44 CET | France

Orange France announced that from mid-July its LTE footprint will cover the Paris-Tours-Bordeaux, Paris-Le Mans-Rennes and Paris-Lille fast train lines. The operator's LTE ...

Dailymotion re-launch to go live in July

Published 21 Jun 2017 12:43 CET | France, World

First unveiled in April, Dailymotion's plans for a major re-launch have been confirmed with the announcement of more details on the future strategy of the video-sharing ...

Orange-backed Iris Capital raises EUR 250 mln in new round

Published 21 Jun 2017 11:21 CET | Europe, France

Iris Capital, a venture capital firm backed by Orange and Publicis, has raised EUR 250 million in a new funding round, reports Les Echos. The two backers were joined by new ...

Arcep dismisses case against Free over premium rate numbers

Published 21 Jun 2017 10:39 CET | France

Arcep ruled that there was no case to answer with respect to the claim that Free and Free Mobile had improperly blocked access to certain premium rate numbers over their ...

French MVNO La Poste Mobile launches new plans

Published 21 Jun 2017 10:08 CET | France

La Poste Mobile has refreshed its postpaid tariff portfolio and has launched new LTE-enabled plans sold exclusively online without a minimum contract, including unlimited ...

Fibre take-up among French businesses remains low – study

Published 20 Jun 2017 16:52 CET | France

Telecom regulator Arcep has published the results of a survey carried out in February to investigate the needs of French businesses with regards to fixed voice and broadband ...

Sewan teams up with Fortinet to offer Cloud Firewall service

Published 20 Jun 2017 12:02 CET | France

French networking, cloud and telecom service provider Sewan Communications announced the launch of a new cloud-based service integrating Fortinet's high availability (HA) ...

Microsoft chooses Station F for AI start-up programme

Published 20 Jun 2017 11:05 CET | France

Microsoft has chosen the Station F start-up campus in Paris as a base for a new programme dedicated to Artificial Intelligence start-ups. The initiative will be carried out ...

Hub One partners with Fortinet for LAN security service

Published 20 Jun 2017 09:56 CET | France

French business ICT company Hub One has teamed up with network security provider Fortinet to develop a LAN security service aimed both at SMEs and larger businesses with ...

Numericable/SFR lose appeal over incumbent duct access

Published 19 Jun 2017 17:35 CET | France

SFR has lost an appeal against Orange in a case originally brought to court by Numericable against France Telecom over ducts access, in which the operator was seeking ...

Bouygues picks Ciena for network infrastructure

Published 19 Jun 2017 16:25 CET | France

Bouygues Telecom selected Ciena's 6500 Packet-Optical Platform to help improve the efficiency, scalability and reliability of its current network backhauling and aggregation ...

Altice faces legal action from SFR minority shareholder

Published 19 Jun 2017 11:30 CET | France

Asset management company CIMA (Charity & Investment Merger Arbitrage) has started legal action against Altice for misuse of corporate assets with regard to its subsidiary ...

Arcep reports on 2016/2017 strategic roadmap progress

Published 19 Jun 2017 10:08 CET | France

French telecom regulator Arcep has published an update of the progress made on its strategic roadmap, published in January 2016, which aims to summarise the action taken in ...

Coriolis offers fibre bundles in Somme Numerique RIP network

Published 19 Jun 2017 09:06 CET | France

French telecom operator Coriolis has started commercialising its residential FTTH broadband services to households covered by the Somme Numerique public-initiative network ...

Bouygues, SFR get green light to use 2.1 GHz band for LTE

Published 19 Jun 2017 09:06 CET | France

French telecom regulator Arcep has approved a request from Bouygues Telecom and SFR that applies the principle of technological neutrality to their 2.1 GHz frequency licences ...

Orange to grow LoRa footprint, test LoRaWAN network roaming

Published 19 Jun 2017 09:04 CET | France

Orange France said that its network based on LoRa technology will achieve nationwide coverage by the end of the year. The announcement was part of the presentation made at ...

Netflix pushes for simultaneous digital release in France

Published 16 Jun 2017 11:31 CET | France

Netflix's CEO Reed Hastings spoke to Le Monde of his optimism for a change in the rules governing the movie release windows in Europe. Hastings is campaigning for an overhaul ...

Vivendi mulls hostile bid for Ubisoft by year-end – report

Published 16 Jun 2017 10:42 CET | France, World

Vivendi continues to see Ubisoft as an important element of its strategy and could make a hostile bid for the games developer by the end of the year, reports Bloomberg based ...

Atos to supply GENCI with Bull Sequana supercomputer

Published 16 Jun 2017 10:00 CET | France

Atos has won a contract in France to deliver a Bull Sequana supercomputer to GENCI (Grand Équipement National de Calcul Intensif), the state-owned coordinator of ...

Orange backs Viva Technology Paris 2017

Published 15 Jun 2017 16:49 CET | France

Orange announced it's once again the partner of Viva Technology Paris. Orange said it joined with Cisco in a collaborative innovation initiative to co-build a fully connected ...

Nordnet adds mobile service to satellite broadband package

Published 15 Jun 2017 16:16 CET | France

Orange France subsidiary Nordnet announced that its satellite broadband offering now gives customers the choice to add one or more LTE-enabled mobile plans to their internet ...

 

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