Numericable announced plans to raise its capital by around €4.7 billion ($5.9 billion) through a rights issue as the France-based cable operator seeks funding to help finance its €13.5 billion acquisition of SFR from Vivendi.
Orange produced better-than-expected results in the third quarter of 2014 as the France-based operator halted the pace of revenue decline and made progress with cost cutting.
France's competition regulator L'Autorité de la concurrence has rejected calls by Orange to suspend a planned network-sharing agreement between Bouygues Telecom and SFR, saying the deal did not pose an immediate or serious threat to consumers or the sector.
Information on price plans for the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus started to trickle through on Friday morning, although it seemed that some trigger-happy Apple fans may have been causing problems for operator web sites at least in the UK.
JOi Telecom is the latest company to launch services as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) in Europe, and Three has just confirmed that it is hosting the company on its network in the UK. The network partner for France is SFR.
Bouygues Telecom reported a 29 per cent drop in core earnings in the first half of 2014, as the French operator continued to suffer from ongoing pricing adjustments on France's mobile telecoms market.
Telefónica said Vivendi could buy up to 8.3 per cent of Telecom Italia's voting share capital as part of a broader plan that could also see the Spanish operator buy Brazilian broadband provider Global Village Telecom (GVT) from the French group.
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France's profile as a producer of entrepreneurs and canny risk takers must surely have been enhanced by the recent antics of two of its leading lights: Xavier Niel and Patrick Drahi.
Vodafone and Belgacom have renewed their partner market agreement in Belgium and Luxembourg for a further three years, the two operators have confirmed.