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France's 4 operators apply to take part in 700 MHz spectrum auction

Bouygues Telecom, Free Mobile, Orange and SFR have all confirmed that they plan to take part in France's auction of 700 MHz spectrum assignments after each operator filed an application with the French telecoms regulator.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Iliad gets boost from mobile sales in Q1, confirms 2015 outlook

Iliad reported a 7 per cent increase in revenue for the first quarter of 2015 due to strong mobile sales, and confirmed its target of achieving more than 10 per cent group EBITDA growth for the year as a whole.

Free Mobile achieves 3G network target with 78% coverage

Free Mobile said it has achieved coverage targets set by French telecoms regulator Arcep for its 3G network after deploying 5,000 base stations, and claimed that the rollout of the network is the fastest in France.