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.
In May, a selection of quarterly results from some of Europe's largest operators indicated that the tide might be turning in the region's mobile sector. Now, as results for the April-June period start to emerge, the omens still look good as some operators report a return to revenue growth for the first time in some years.
Orange increased its stake in Moroccan operator Méditel to 49 per cent, continuing its quest to strengthen its presence in Africa and the Middle East.
Mobistar said second-quarter profits fell as a result of lower roaming rates in the European Union, but the Orange-owned Belgian operator noted that it gained customers in all segments and is maintaining its full-year EBIDTA guidance for 2015.
Orange has entered into exclusive discussions with Ucom, an Armenian Internet service provider, on the sale of 100 per cent of its mobile subsidiary Orange Armenia.
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.
The GSMA is closing in on an agreement that could see the mobile industry move collectively towards using a standardised embedded SIM (eSIM) as opposed to today's SIM cards.
Saudi Arabia-based operator Mobily has hired MTN and Orange executives as its new CEO and CFO following a troubled period at the company that recently culminated in a restatement of earnings for 2014 and the first quarter of 2015.
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.
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.