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    1. January 27, 2016

      Deutsche Telekom and Orange to get £263m dividend in BT/EE deal

      Deutsche Telekom and Orange will be given a goodbye dividend payment of £263m from EE before the £12.5bn sale of their...

    2. January 20, 2016

      France to rule on Orange-Bouygues deal

      Orange’s potential merger with Bouygues Telecom would require approval only from French competition authorities, and...

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    1. January 20, 2016

      Deezer secures €100m from Access Industries and Orange

      Deezer, the music streaming service that last year abandoned an attempt to raise €300m in an initial public offering,...

    2. January 15, 2016

      BT’s £12.5bn takeover of EE cleared by UK competition watchdog

      BT’s £12.5bn acquisition of EE, Britain’s largest mobile group, has been given formal approval by the competition...

    3. January 13, 2016

      French telecoms consolidation could set tone for EU

      Stéphane Richard is said to be the only mobile telecoms chief in France still talking to the other three. He is taking...

    4. January 12, 2016

      Orange CEO: European telecoms consolidation is ‘necessary’

      The head of Orange has said that the past 20 years of regulation in Europe have left the continent’s telecoms operators...

    5. January 8, 2016

      Deal talks put Orange networker’s charisma to the test

      In a sector where egos are big and the main protagonists dislike each other with a passion, Stéphane Richard is, in one...

    6. January 8, 2016

      BT to keep EE brand after £12.5bn acquisition

      BT will retain the EE name for its mainstream mobile brand following its £12.5bn acquisition of the UK’s largest mobile...

    7. January 5, 2016

      Orange/Bouygues: two-step

      France’s Sun King, Louis XIV, loved ballet so much he often danced in his own performances. His highness would have...

    8. January 5, 2016

      Orange paves way for mobile banking in talks with Groupama

      Orange, France’s biggest telecoms operator, has suffered at the hands smaller and newer rivals that have undercut it on...

    9. January 4, 2016

      Orange-Bouygues talks spur hopes of end to price war

      Merger talks between Orange, France’s largest mobile operator, and Bouygues Telecom, the third largest, have the...

    10. December 17, 2015

      France hits Orange with €350m antitrust fine

      Orange has been hit with a €350m fine for abuse of its dominant position as France’s former national telecoms monopoly...

    11. October 22, 2015

      EU favours competition over deals in telecoms sector

      The European telecoms sector’s hopes for more consolidation took a blow last week after the EU’s digital commissioner...

    12. October 22, 2015

      Orange increases earnings target after quarterly revenue growth

      France’s biggest mobile operator Orange has increased its earnings target for this year after revenue and profits rose...

    13. July 28, 2015

      Orange revenue revival signals hope for end of French price war

      Orange signalled that the worst of a three-year price war might be over as revenues for France’s biggest mobile...

    14. June 30, 2015

      Orange finds potential route out of Israeli partnership

      Orange has negotiated a way to exit its licensing agreement with an Israeli operator just weeks after comments from the...

    15. June 23, 2015

      Orange CEO urges government to stop meddling in telecoms sector

      The head of Orange has urged the French government to rein in its involvement in industry consolidation even as two of...

    16. June 17, 2015

      EU telecoms groups call on Brussels to speed up regulatory reform

      Chief executives from some of Europe’s largest telecoms groups have written to Donald Tusk, president of the European...

    17. June 12, 2015

      Israel: A new kind of war

      Israel is not at war, but its political leaders are showing rare unity over what they see as a potent new threat to the...

    18. June 5, 2015

      Boycott campaign is anti-Semitic, says Israeli minister

      The Israeli politician charged with combating a growing global movement to target Israel for its treatment of...

    19. June 4, 2015

      Israel calls on telecoms group Orange to apologise

      The Israeli government has demanded an apology from Orange after its chief executive said the French telecoms group...

    20. June 3, 2015

      Euskaltel float looks set to spark telecoms merger wave in Europe

      Euskaltel, a fibre broadband telecoms group, is to float on the Spanish stock market in what could be the first step...

    21. June 3, 2015

      Orange eyes Telecom Italia, KPN and Belgacom as possible targets

      Orange’s senior management has said that Telecom Italia could be among its targets in a future round of consolidation...

    22. May 19, 2015

      Peugeot and other European groups rev up for return to Tehran

      When western sanctions prevented PSA Peugeot Citroën from supplying cars to Iran three years ago, the French car...

    23. May 19, 2015

      Brussels approves Orange’s Jazztel acquisition

      Brussels has cleared Orange’s €3.4bn acquisition of Jazztel, the Spanish cable group, but has demanded that the French...

    24. May 10, 2015

      Activist shareholders lead new French revolution of pay excess

      Three years after the UK’s “shareholder spring” inspired a rash of investor protests against excessive executive pay,...

    25. April 28, 2015

      Network spending weighs on Orange as sales and revenues dip

      Orange saw a dip in sales and earnings during the first quarter while network spending by the French mobile operator...

    26. April 27, 2015

      EE pays £400m dividend to Orange and Deutsche Telekom

      Britain’s largest mobile operator EE paid shareholders Orange and Deutsche Telekom more than £400m last quarter ahead...

    27. April 20, 2015

      Liberty Global and Telenet: owner occupied

      Sometimes you just want to stop renting and own your own place. It could be a question of cost or the desire for...

    28. April 15, 2015

      Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia: a very un-French deal

      This deal seems very un-French — suspiciously so, if you are a Nokia shareholder. A socialist government in Paris,...

    29. April 7, 2015

      Vivendi enters exclusive talks to buy Dailymotion

      Vivendi has entered exclusive talks with Orange to buy 80 per cent of the French telecom operator’s Dailymotion...

    30. April 1, 2015

      French government weighs in on proposed Dailymotion sale to PCCW

      France’s Socialist government has weighed in on Orange’s proposed sale of its Dailymotion video platform, insisting...

    31. March 17, 2015

      Orange to spend €15bn on networks in fight with low-cost rivals

      Orange will spend €15bn in the next three years to improve fibre and mobile networks as the telecoms group faces fierce...

    32. March 9, 2015

      French telecoms shares fall on news Free is renewing price war

      Shares of France’s leading telecoms operators fell sharply following reports that low-cost carrier Free was preparing...

    33. March 9, 2015

      In the telecoms industry, the consumer comes first

      Nobody applies to be European antitrust chief if they do not relish a fight. Much time is spent in running battles with...

    34. March 2, 2015

      Orange/Telecom Italia: wrong number

      Two wrongs, famously, do not make a right. Similarly, two static, unexciting companies are unlikely to become more...

    35. March 1, 2015

      Orange chief Richard warms to Telecom Italia tie-up

      Orange is considering a tie-up with Telecom Italia in a deal that would change the telecoms landscape in Europe and...

    36. February 17, 2015

      Orange shows signs of stabilisation

      Orange predicted that profitability would stabilise this year as Europe’s largest mobile operator by subscribers said...

    37. February 5, 2015

      Can-do Rexam should run with the Ball — straight off the stock market

      Emmet Brickowski, rectilinear hero of last year’s Lego Movie, imagined he was a crucial member of his construction...

    38. February 5, 2015

      BT-EE deal sets stage for Europe telecoms reshuffle

      BT’s £12.5bn acquisition of EE, Britain’s largest mobile network, was a deal forged in Bonn, agreed in Paris and...

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