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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.

SFR, Orange signal recovery as Q2 trends show promise

Numericable-SFR reported strong growth in core earnings in the second quarter of 2015, and also said revenue trends improved both sequentially and compared to the same period of last year.

Altice denies interest in America Movil's KPN stake

Altice, the cable and mobile telecoms group controlled by billionaire Patrick Drahi, told a Dutch newspaper over the weekend that it has "no interest" in buying the 21 per cent stake held in KPN by America Movil.

France's MVNOs call for mobile market consolidation

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.

France kicks off 700-MHz spectrum auction

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.

Altice goes Dutch to help with future M&A

Altice, whose €10 billion ($11.2 billion) bid for French operator Bouygues Telecom was rejected this week, a nnounced a restructuring that will see the company merge with its new Dutch company called Altice NV to strengthen its ability to make future acquisitions.

Bouygues says 'non' to French consolidation, shuns Altice

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.

Altice makes €10B offer for Bouygues Telecom

Altice tabled an offer to acquire Bouygues Telecom via its French unit Numericable-SFR in a proposal said to be valued at about €10 billion ($11.4 billion) to €11 billion, although the offer price has not yet been confirmed.

IoT firm Actility raises $25M in funding from telcos, others

Internet of Things specialist Actility has raised $25 million (€22 million) in fresh funding from investors including Orange, KPN and Swisscom, marking the France-based company's move into full deployment phase.

France's operators sign accord to cover all mobile 'not spots' by 2020

France's four mobile network operators finally put pen to paper this week on an agreement that commits them to covering all of the country's remaining mobile "not spots" in inhabited areas by 2020.