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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.

Europe's fragile mobile market continues to show improving trends

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 boosts stake in Moroccan operator Méditel to 49%

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 reports drop in Q2 earnings but maintains 2015 forecast

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 in talks to sell Armenia business as it eyes 4 Bharti units in Africa

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 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.

GSMA nears agreement with Apple, Samsung et al on eSIM standard

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's Mobily appoints former head of MTN South Africa as CEO

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 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.