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SFR speeds 4G rollout as end to Bouygues roaming deal looms

SFR revealed further progress in the rollout of its LTE and LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) networks as the France-based operator readies itself for the end of a 4G-network sharing and roaming agreement with Bouygues Telecom.

Iliad agrees deal to create fourth Italian mobile operator

Iliad signed an agreement with CK Hutchison and VimpelCom that could see the France-based company create a new mobile operator in Italy should the proposed merger of Three Italy and Wind go ahead.

French mobile operators signal end to national roaming agreements

France's mobile operators submitted amendments to existing national roaming agreements by the Jun. 15 deadline set by regulator Arcep, indicating that they intend to phase out such agreements by either end-2018 or 2020.

Vodafone UK now includes roaming in domestic plans

Vodafone UK became the latest European operator to announce it will not charge extra fees on top of domestic tariffs when customers are roaming, in a total of 40 destinations worldwide.

Arcep report shows continued slowdown in French mobile revenue decline in Q4 2015

Arcep figures showed that the decline in mobile services revenue that started on the French market in mid-2011 continued throughout 2015, but that the rate of decrease remained on a downward trend.

Bouygues, Free first to win permits for 4G sites in France's 700 MHz band

Bouygues Telecom and Free Mobile are the first of France's four mobile operators to gain authorisation for 4G sites in the 700 MHz spectrum band.

Report: 'Real progress' made in Orange-Bouygues talks

Talks on a potential takeover of Bouygues Telecom by Orange are entering the home straight, although it still appears possible that a merger may not happen at all.

Iliad's Free continues unstoppable growth in France's mobile market

Iliad reported strong revenue and subscriber growth in 2015, as the enfant terrible of France's mobile market continued to be a thorn in the side of rivals with apparently unstoppable growth.

Orange says no deal reached as yet in Bouygues talks

Orange refuted speculation that a deal to help it secure approval for a potential acquisition of rival Bouygues Telecom was imminent and said talks were still ongoing.

Xavier Niel: Leaving no stone unturned

French billionaire and entrepreneur Xavier Niel reportedly approached UK regulator Ofcom to discuss a potential entry to the market by snapping up any mobile infrastructure CK Hutchison relinquishes in its bid to acquire O2 UK.