Bouygues confirms KPN MVNO deal

Bouygues Telecom confirmed it has agreed to sell mobile network capacity in France to Dutch operator Royal KPN, a Dow Jones report said.

The Dow Jones report said the move will enable KPN to add another major European market to its repertoire by offering mobile services to French customers without owning its own network.

'It's true,' a spokeswoman for Bouygues Telecom told Dow Jones Newswires, in reference to a report in French business daily Les Echos, but without giving further details.

According to Les Echos, KPN's French plan may seek to duplicate its brand in Spain called Simyo, the report said.

Bouygues Telecom is the third largest mobile operator in France by revenue, after France Telecom SA's Orange and Vivendi SA's SFR.