Saudi Arabia-based operator Mobily has hired MTN and Orange executives as its new CEO and CFO following a troubled period at the company that recently culminated in a restatement of earnings for 2014 and the first quarter of 2015.
France's mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) pleaded for a return to a market with only three mobile operators, saying this would provide better conditions for wholesale access to mobile networks.
French regulator Arcep invited bidders to submit their applications to take part in an auction of 700-MHz spectrum, kicking off a process that the French government hopes will raise at least €2.5 billion ($2.8 billion) for state coffers.
Orange CFO Ramon Fernandez said the company is targeting annual revenue growth of around 5 per cent in Africa and the Middle East by 2018 and is looking for further opportunities to expand in the region.
Lebanon's telecommunications minister, Boutros Harb, targeted country-wide 4G deployment in two years as part of a new five-year plan for the telecoms market unveiled this week.
Nokia Networks, Alcatel-Lucent, Deutsche Telekom, Orange and Telefónica are among 13 telecom industry players that teamed up to develop a 5G mobile network architecture as part of the 5G Infrastructure Public Private Partnership (5GPPP) initiative.
Orange agreed new terms to end a brand-licensing agreement with Israeli mobile operator Partner Communications within two years, although the France-based operator insisted that it remained committed to Israel.
After more than three months of negotiation, Vivendi has completed its deal to buy online video provider DailyMotion from its parent company, Orange. Vivendi purchased an 80 percent stake in the company for $241.8 million (€217 million).
Bouygues Group rejected Altice's unsolicited offer for its telecoms unit, asserting that Bouygues Telecom is "well-positioned" to take advantage of future growth in the telecoms market and can revive profits on its own.
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