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Local govts seek measures for Orange-Bouygues merger

Monday 11 January 2016 | 10:28 CET | News
The chairman of France's local authorities association for TV and telecom, Avicca, has told the telecom regulator and competition authority to that Orange's potential acquisition of Bouygues Telecom would harm new fibre rollouts. As an acquisition would increase Orange's market share in densely populated areas. Avicca calls for significant co-investment obligations on the incumbent operator. It also seeks measures in the business and public sector segments, still largely dominated by Orange and where Free (Iliad) is not present.

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Categories: Fixed / General
Companies: Bouygues Telecom / Orange
Countries: France
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