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Orange talks to rivals about Bouygues asset sales - report

Tuesday 19 January 2016 | 09:46 CET | News
Orange has started informal talks with Iliad (Free) and Numericable-SFR about possible asset sales to quell competition concerns related to its around EUR 10 billion potential acquisition of Bouygues Telecom, people close to the matter told Reuters. The talks address the sale of part of Bouygues's spectrum, customer base, network and stores. The people said a decision on the Orange-Bouygues merger could be reached before 16 February, when Orange announces its 2015 results.

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Categories: General / Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Bouygues Telecom / Free / Iliad / Numericable-SFR / Orange France
Countries: France
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