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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.

Orange gets EU green light to buy Jazztel after agreeing fibre sale

Orange won approval from the European Commission (EC) for its proposed €3.4 billion ($3.8 billion) acquisition of Spanish broadband provider Jazztel, noting that the deal is expected to generate cost savings of around €1.3 billion for the future combined entity.

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.

Bouygues Telecom maintains 2015 outlook after posting Q1 loss

Bouygues Telecom remains in a confident mood for 2015 despite swinging to a net loss of €49 million ($54 million) in the first quarter of the year compared to a net profit of €75 million a year previously.

BT gets ready to put its case for EE acquisition

BT could submit its plan to buy UK mobile operator EE to regulators as early as this week, formally starting a process that will last several months with a decision expected by the end of March 2016.

Orange makes 'decent' start to 2015, say analysts

Orange produced first-quarter earnings figures that indicated the France-based operator had made a "decent" start to the year according to some analysts, while the company was also able to confirm its outlook for 2015.

EE on track to reach 14M 4G subscribers by year end

EE said it is "firmly on track" to reach 14 million 4G subscribers by the end of the year, although subscriber growth is still not translating into higher revenue figures.

Mobistar surprises with rise in Q1 core profit

Orange's Belgian unit Mobistar reported an unexpected increase in core profit for the first quarter of 2015 and achieved year-on-year EBITDA growth for the first time in 15 quarters.

Vodafone and MTN partner on mobile money services in East Africa

Vodafone and MTN plan to collaborate on the provision of mobile money services across East Africa, in what is the latest in a series of international agreements between operators in this field.

Vodafone Uganda appoints seasoned telecoms exec as CEO

Vodafone Uganda appointed Allan Richardson as its new CEO just two months after launching 4G services in the cities of Kampala and Entebbe.