Altice CEO Dexter Goei has further stirred up the telecoms market consolidation debate in France after he made it clear that the company would be more than interested in buying Bouygues Telecom.
Bouygues Telecom unveiled a new range of mobile plans that will see the company integrate its low-cost B&YOU plans into its overall offering, and reposition itself on the still highly competitive French market.
Bouygues Telecom and Iliad's latest financial results continue to reflect the effect of France's fierce mobile price wars.
Xavier Niel, the founder of France's Iliad and Free, dashed French consolidation hopes by saying he was not interested in buying domestic rival Bouygues Telecom.
It's been long in the making, but a planned network-sharing agreement between Bouygues Telecom and SFR appears to be on track after the two companies reportedly signed an amendment to the original contract from January this year.
Numericable announced plans to raise its capital by around €4.7 billion ($5.9 billion) through a rights issue as the France-based cable operator seeks funding to help finance its €13.5 billion acquisition of SFR from Vivendi.
Orange produced better-than-expected results in the third quarter of 2014 as the France-based operator halted the pace of revenue decline and made progress with cost cutting.
Netflix is set to tighten its grip on the French market after Orange's CEO revealed the operator has become the second in the country to sign a direct content distribution deal with the U.S.-based video streaming company.
France's competition regulator L'Autorité de la concurrence has rejected calls by Orange to suspend a planned network-sharing agreement between Bouygues Telecom and SFR, saying the deal did not pose an immediate or serious threat to consumers or the sector.
Bouygues Telecom is reportedly set to reduce the planned number of layoffs by 112 people to 1,404 in total after discussions with employee representatives convinced the company's management that some positions should be saved.