France Telecom is putting its hopes into new LTE services as the fixed and mobile operator continues to suffer from the ongoing cutthroat competition in its home mobile market.
Orange France subscribers have a hankering for a new set-top box that lets them more fully use their IPTV service. Nearly 100,000 of them have pre-ordered the new Orange Livebox Play in anticipation of its release on Feb. 7.
Orange France said it will extend its LTE network to Lyon, Lille and Nantes this week, and also unveils some new OTT apps.
Nearly six months after Free Mobile's commercial launch, every week brings further aftershocks to the seismic shift it has triggered. The new French mobile market landscape has not stabilized yet and the operational transitions initiated could pave the way to broader capitalistic adjustments at both Bouygues and SFR, and even at the European level.
Talk about adding insult to injury. The day after Philip Falcone was charged with numerous fraudulent acts by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Orange France announced plans to begin testing mobile broadband services in the L-band, though using frequencies that are different from those that Falcone is not being allowed to use for his bankrupt LightSquared project.
The French telecoms regulator, Arcep, has given Orange France approval to test the use of frequencies in the L-Band to provide mobile broadband systems with supplemental downlink capacity.
Having gained several million customers since its launch in January, Free Mobile is now said to be steadily losing around 1,000 subscriber per week, according to a France Telecom executive. Number
The disruptive French operator Free Mobile has attracted at least 2.2 million subscribers since it launched in early January, according to a claim from claims Bouygues Telecom CEO Olivier Roussat.
Bolstered by what it claims to have been a very successful start to its mobile campaign in France, Iliad is set to ramp up spending on the mobile network of its Free Mobile brand with around
French MVNOs are reportedly suffering heavily following the launch of the low-cost provider Free Mobile. The French monitoring site Toosurtoo claims that 26 per cent of Free Mobile's customers have