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Numericable launches €4.7B rights issue to finance SFR deal

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 rallies in Q3, calls for rivals to lead France's mobile consolidation

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.

French watchdog rejects call to suspend Bouygues Telecom-SFR network deal

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.

EU operators reveal iPhone 6 prices as pre-orders slowly commence

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.

MVNO JOi Telecom launches services on Three UK and SFR networks

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 reports 29% drop in earnings in H1 2014

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 offers Vivendi the option to buy its Telecom Italia stake

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.

Samsung, Apple drop patent suits; SFR acquisition pushes Numericable into the red

> Samsung and Apple dropped smartphone patent lawsuits and countersuits in six European countries as well as Australia, Japan and South Korea, but will fight on in the U.S. Report > Swisscom...

Niel and Drahi: Two French entrepreneurs with a certain je ne sais quoi

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 renews alliance with Belgacom for 3 more years

Vodafone and Belgacom have renewed their partner market agreement in Belgium and Luxembourg for a further three years, the two operators have confirmed.