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Vodafone partner Afrimax raises $120M in funding for LTE expansion in Africa

Afrimax, which last year formed a strategic framework agreement with Vodafone for Sub-Saharan Africa, has raised $120 million (€106 million) in funding to accelerate the rollout of LTE services across the region.

Orange CEO sees possible return of consolidation to French market in 2016

The CEO of Orange said consolidation could return to the French mobile sector in 2016 once the country has completed its 700 MHz frequency auction, which is scheduled to end later this year.

Orange, BT retain dominant spots over Verizon, AT&T in global Ethernet race, says VSG

Orange and BT's ongoing buildout of Ethernet to more international locations has helped the two companies retain their dominant position on Vertical System Group's global Ethernet Leaderboard.

Orange appoints new CEOs for MEA units as Kenya exit looms

Orange appointed new CEOs for four of its businesses in the Middle East and Africa (MEA), placing an emphasis on executives with a strong track record in the telecoms industry as the France-based operator gears up for further growth in the region.

Iliad boosts profits as Free's mobile market share continues to rise

Iliad said profits rose sharply in the first six months of 2015 as the enfant terrible of the French telecoms sector continued to build its mobile market share and expand network coverage.

Orange cleared to sell Armenian unit to local ISP Ucom

Orange gained regulatory clearance for a deal to sell its Armenian business to local internet service provider Ucom.

Vodafone Group leaves race for Lebanese mobile operator management

Vodafone Group dropped out of the race to gain a Lebanese management contract that would have seen it run one of the county's two government-owned mobile operators, Reuters reported.  

Orange finalises acquisition of last Jazztel shares

Orange announced it has completed its €3.4 billion ($3.7 billion) acquisition of Spanish operator Jazztel by acquiring the remaining 5.25 per cent of Jazztel's share capital.  

Orange prepares mobile and fixed tariff price rises in Spain

Orange announced plans to increase the cost of its mobile and fixed line services in Spain, meaning the market will be the latest to see consumer price increases following consolidation in the number of operators.

Arcep permits Orange and SFR to refarm 1800 MHz spectrum for 4G

French telecoms regulator Arcep authorised SFR and Orange to refarm frequencies in the 1800 MHz frequency band for use with 4G services with effect from May 25, 2016.