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French minister warns Free against effects of price war

Thursday 19 December 2013 | 16:20 CET | News
French economic development minister Arnaud Montebourg has met with Free founder Xavier Niel and warned him the price war sparked by the new mobile operator may have disastrous effects for the market. After initially congratulating Free on bringing prices down in the mobile market when it launched as the fourth operator in 2012, Montebourg has since turned on the company, most recently accusing Free of destroying jobs in the sector with its low prices. This followed the operator's announcement that it would offer 4G at no extra cost, which the other operators have now followed. Montebourg

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