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French govt launches consultation to relax advertising rules for TV channels

Published 06 Dec 2019 14:46 CET | France

France's minister of culture has published two consultation documents linked to the draft audio-visual law recently presented to other government ministers, ahead of its ...

French MVNO EI Telecom reaches milestone of 2 million customers

Published 06 Dec 2019 11:39 CET | France

Euro-Information Telecom announced that its customer base has passed the 2 million mark. The company is one of the largest MVNOs in France and, since 2018, has expanded its ...

French operator Free offers EUR 1 monthly subscription to Youboox e-book service

Published 06 Dec 2019 10:44 CET | France

Free's fixed and mobile customers will be able to subscribe to the 'Youboox One' e-book service (worth EUR 9.99/month) for a discounted price of EUR 0.99/month from 01 ...

Orange leads in French LTE site activations during November

Published 05 Dec 2019 12:15 CET | France

The number of LTE cell sites active across mainland France increased by 374 in November to reach close to 41,550 as of 01 December, according to the latest monthly report ...

French govt consults on new funding rules for public initiative FTTP networks

Published 05 Dec 2019 10:04 CET | France

The French government has announced a public consultation on a revised set of rules for those local authorities that still need to apply for public funds to bring FTTP ...

Kosc Telecom receives 6-month lifeline in court insolvency proceedings

Published 04 Dec 2019 15:40 CET | France

The commercial court in Paris has given Kosc Telecom six months to find a buyer. In a statement, the wholesale operator said that it will continue to trade as normal while ...

Orange presents 5-year strategy, plans to carve out tower assets into separate unit

Published 04 Dec 2019 10:58 CET | Africa, Europe, France

Orange unveiled 'Engage 2025', its new strategy that follows on from the Essentials 2020 plan launched in 2015. The group presented its targets for the coming years, ...

Fransat adds Opsis TV to on-demand offering

Published 03 Dec 2019 11:46 CET | France

French satellite TV operator Fransat announced the availability of Opsis TV on its Connect on-demand platform. The Opsis TV streaming service is dedicated to fans of ballet, ...

SFR passes over 340,000 new premises with fibre in October

Published 03 Dec 2019 11:16 CET | France

SFR's fibre network passed an additional 343,600 new premises across 396 French municipalities during October, when including hybrid fibre-coaxial and FTTP connectivity. This ...

Mobile internet data speeds double in most French overseas territories – study

Published 03 Dec 2019 10:22 CET | France, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Reunion, St. Bart's

French regulator Arcep has published its second report on mobile coverage and quality of service across the French overseas territories, highlighting a clear improvement ...

US plans sanctions against France for digital services tax

Published 03 Dec 2019 09:04 CET | France

The US has threatened trade sanctions against France, saying its digital services tax unfairly targets American companies such as Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon. The US ...

Free Mobile attacks SFR in court over smartphone blacklist operation

Published 03 Dec 2019 08:32 CET | France

French operator Free Mobile took rival SFR to court in a case linked to a blacklist operation that targeted 300,000 smartphones, reports Les Echos. In 2018, the Iliad ...

Molotov's OTT platform adds Thema's African channels, offers users regional choice

Published 02 Dec 2019 15:54 CET | France

French OTT platform Molotov announced a distribution deal with Canal Plus' subsidiary Thema for two pay-TV channel bundles dedicated to African content. Customers can ...

French wholesale operator Kosc faces insolvency proceedings

Published 02 Dec 2019 10:17 CET | France

The future of Kosc Telecom is to be determined by a French court, as the company is likely to be forced into a disposal plan. One of the operator's wholesale customers, ...

BeIN Sports and Canal Plus win back rights to broadcast UEFA Champions League in France

Published 02 Dec 2019 09:10 CET | France

BeIN Sports announced that it has secured one of the two main packages of UEFA Champions League broadcasting rights in France for the 2021-2024 three-season cycle. Winning ...

Sewan Communications raises EUR 75 million from Kartesia

Published 29 Nov 2019 11:29 CET | Europe, France

French-based networking, cloud and telecom service provider Sewan has raised EUR 75 million from investment firm Kartesia to fund its expansion strategy and new product ...

French operators ramp up FTTP roll-out with 1.2 mln premises passed in Q3

Published 29 Nov 2019 10:56 CET | France

French FTTP networks covered another 1.2 million homes and businesses in the three months to September, a new high after the record 1.1 million premises passed in the ...

French govt plans to issue 5G licences by mid-2020, consults on auction floor prices

Published 29 Nov 2019 09:22 CET | France

The French secretary of state for the telecom sector, Agnes Pannier-Runacher, said that the government is now giving itself until June 2020 to issue 5G licences at the end of ...

CenturyLink builds metro networks in Madrid and Marseille, connects to more European data centres

Published 29 Nov 2019 08:42 CET | Europe, France, Spain

CenturyLink is enlarging its infrastructure coverage in Europe, as part of the expansion plans unveiled in July. The company said that it is has completed new metro networks ...

Truphone launches services in France on Orange network

Published 28 Nov 2019 15:51 CET | France

UK-based eSIM and IoT services provider Truphone announced that France has become the latest market to see the arrival of its full product portfolio. In May, the company ...

Deutsche Telekom explores merger with Orange - report

Published 28 Nov 2019 11:47 CET | Europe, France, Germany | Update: 28 Nov 2019 11:40 CET

Deutsche Telekom is exploring the possibility of a merger with Orange, Handelsblatt reports citing sources familiar with the matter. The plan is at an early stage, the report ...

Celeste announces new coverage milestone with 5,000 km fibre network

Published 28 Nov 2019 10:33 CET | France

French B2B operator Celeste announced that its fibre offering via dedicated connections can now rely on a network of 5,000 km. The size has more than doubled from 2,500 km in ...

TF1 and M6 secure rights to broadcast UEFA Euro 2020 in France

Published 28 Nov 2019 09:25 CET | France

French broadcasters TF1 and M6 have announced that they will share exclusive rights to broadcast the 23 best matches of the next UEFA Euro men's football championship on ...

Smartphone expands lead as top screen among French internet users – study

Published 27 Nov 2019 16:59 CET | France

Smartphones have widened the gap with computers as the most popular screens for online activities among French consumers, according to the latest Digital Barometer study ...

Bouygues Telecom selects TeleSign to protect users' mobile identity

Published 27 Nov 2019 10:17 CET | France

French operator Bouygues Telecom has agreed a partnership with TeleSign, a US-based provider of user verification and CPaaS services owned by BICS (Belgacom International ...

 

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