Shares in Bouygues Telecom jumped 3.5 per cent after news broke that the French telecom regulator Arcep gave it the go-ahead to refarm existing 1800 MHz for LTE services starting this October.
Vodafone and France Telecom-Orange's Spanish subsidiaries are investing up to €1 billion ($1.3 billion) to build out a joint Fiber to the Home network covering 50 of Spain's major cities.
France Telecom (FT) Orange has made an offer of financial help to Poland's largest telecoms operator, Telekomunikacja Polska SA (TPSA), in which FT holds a controlling share.
A possible merger of SFR and Iliad's Free Mobile has reportedly been quashed by the French competition authority, claiming that the market share of the combined company would be too large.
France Telecom Orange has placed some of its eggs firmly in the Microsoft basket by declaring that the Windows 8 operating system will be extremely important for its multi-screen development plans.
France Telecom (FT) CEO Stephane Richard said that acquiring Maroc Telecom could be "strategically interesting," according to in an interview he gave with Le Figaro . This comment could fit with indications from Vivendi, Maroc Telecom's owner, that it is keen to offload its Moroccan telecoms subsidiary by the first quarter of 2013.
Vivendi's SFR has become the first operator in France to launch commercial LTE service aimed at consumers, establishing a lead over rivals France Telecom Orange and Bouygues Telecom, which are...
French operators SFR and Iliad's Free Mobile are in talks about merging their mobile operations, according to a report in the French newspaper Les Echos , which cited unnamed sources.
France Telecom said it will hire only 4,000 new employees between 2013 and 2015, down from the 10,000 staff it recruited over the past two years. The announcement triggered an angry response from the CFDT union.
France Telecom is holding discussions with its French rivals--SFR, Bouygues Telecom and new entrant Iliad--on the possibility of cutting costs by sharing its 3G network.