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    1. December 18, 2014

      Xavier Niel buys Orange Switzerland for €2.3bn

      Xavier Niel has acquired Orange Switzerland for SFr2.8bn ($2.9bn) in the latest sign of the French entrepreneur’s ambition...

    2. December 16, 2014

      Orange sued by start-up over app

      Orange is being sued by a San Francisco-based start-up which claims the French telecoms group stole its intellectual...

    Special Reports

    1. The New Africa

      From Senegal to Kenya and from Morocco to Mozambique, Africa is enjoying an era of eco...
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    1. December 15, 2014

      BT harks back to the future with potential £12.5bn offer for EE

      The last time BT’s shares were trading this high was 14 years ago. Tellingly, that was also the last time BT had a mobile...

    2. December 15, 2014

      BT in exclusive talks on £12.5bn EE deal

      BT has entered exclusive negotiations to acquire EE for £12.5bn, in a deal that would combine the UK’s largest fixed line...

    3. December 10, 2014

      European telecoms industry sees return of conditions for growth

      The European telecoms industry will return to growth in 2016 after six years of declining revenues as investments in fibre...

    4. November 24, 2014

      BT in £10bn move to reclaim dominant position

      BT eyes mobile purchase BT is in talks to acquire either the EE or O2 wireless operators in a £10bn bet to become a fixed...

    5. October 23, 2014

      Cost-cutting stabilises margins at Orange

      French telecoms group Orange kept margins stable and slowed the fall in its revenue during the third quarter thanks to a...

    6. October 20, 2014

      EE to cut 350 jobs in head office restructuring

      About 350 jobs will be lost at EE, as the UK’s largest mobile group embarks on an internal restructuring to shrink its head...

    7. October 16, 2014

      Orange and Deutsche Telekom resume talks to float or sell EE

      Orange and Deutsche Telekom are restarting talks on the future of EE, raising the prospect of a flotation next year of the...

    8. October 5, 2014

      Lower-cost handsets help drive Africa’s internet revolution

      The battle among the world’s largest tech and telecoms groups to connect Africans has intensified in the past year, with...

    9. September 16, 2014

      Orange links with African banks to expand mobile money services

      Orange has agreed partnerships with African banks to expand its mobile money services across the region to try to match the...

    10. September 16, 2014

      Orange / Jazztel: swing time

      The band’s tempo quickens as the night goes on. Feeling the anticipation, the dancers respond, all reticence lost. Orange,...

    11. September 16, 2014

      Orange bid for Spain’s Jazztel signals telecoms consolidation

      Orange has confirmed a €3.4bn bid to acquire Spanish broadband provider Jazztel, bringing to an end a long pursuit that will...

    12. August 28, 2014

      Bouygues: Hang ups

      Bouygues, the French construction-to-telecoms conglomerate, faithfully reflects the dismal performance of its domestic...

    13. August 27, 2014

      IMF’s Christine Lagarde placed under formal investigation

      Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, has been placed under formal investigation by a French court on...

    14. July 29, 2014

      Orange stabilises as cost-cutting efforts bear fruit

      Orange showed further signs of stabilising in the second quarter as cost-cutting and smaller revenue declines stemmed...

    15. July 2, 2014

      Orange rules out French telecoms consolidation deals

      Orange, France’s largest mobile operator by subscribers, has ruled out for now any deals with its domestic competitors,...

    16. May 16, 2014

      Bouygues and Orange consider partnership options

      Bouygues and Orange have held informal discussions about potential partnerships including a merger of their telecoms...

    17. May 14, 2014

      Orange chief hopeful of sector turnround

      After years of being squeezed by a price war of unprecedented severity and the grip of regulations, Stéphane Richard, chief...

    18. May 14, 2014

      Orange to complain to regulators about Numericable-SFR deal

      Orange, France’s largest telecoms group, is to complain to the competition authorities about tax and regulatory concerns...

    19. May 8, 2014

      Canal Plus held talks to buy Dailymotion stake

      Canal Plus has held talks to acquire part of Dailymotion from Orange, which could help alleviate French government concerns...

    20. May 7, 2014

      Cyber attack breaches Orange database

      The details of more than 1m customers of Orange have been stolen by hackers in the second such breach in just three months...

    21. April 29, 2014

      Orange detects end of price war in France

      Orange said that a brutal price war may be nearing its end as the pace of falling revenues at the French telecoms group...

    22. April 28, 2014

      EE maintains 4G customer lead over rivals

      The popularity of superfast mobile internet services at lower prices helped boost 4G customer numbers by a third in the...

    23. March 23, 2014

      Competitive mobile markets bolster take-up, says study

      European mobile markets with greater competition such as the UK, Finland and Austria have lower prices and higher levels of...

    24. March 6, 2014

      Orange rises on hopes of steadier earnings

      Orange, France’s largest telecoms company by customers, saw its shares rise sharply as it predicted that a key measure of...

    25. February 25, 2014

      France’s Orange in talks to sell Dailymotion stake to Microsoft

      Orange, the French telecoms group, is in talks to sell a minority stake in online video platform Dailymotion to Microsoft to...

    26. January 16, 2014

      Floundering pilot fish made EE the one that got away

      The recriminations start here. EE has canned immediate plans to float in London. The UK’s biggest mobile operator,...

    27. October 23, 2013

      French price war continues to hurt Orange

      The bitter price war in the French mobile market continued to weigh heavily on the revenues and earning results of Orange,...

    28. July 11, 2013

      EU raids telecoms operators over ‘throttling’ concerns

      EU officials have raided the offices of Deutsche Telekom, Orange and Telefónica over concerns the European telecom groups...

    29. July 10, 2013

      Telecoms groups warn over end to EU roaming

      Telecoms executives have described proposed EU laws for a single European telecoms market as little more than “a headline...

    30. July 9, 2013

      France outlines €12bn investment plan to help modernise economy

      The French government, anxious to match its rhetoric on promoting growth over budget austerity, has unveiled a €12bn plan to...

    31. beyondbrics

      June 27, 2013

      Myanmar awards telecoms licences

      Companies from Norway and Qatar have won the race for telecommunications licences in Myanmar, which foreign investors view...

    32. beyondbrics

      April 2, 2013

      New York headlines

      * North Korea to restart nuclear facilities * Apple bows to Chinese pressure * France Telecom outsources African towers *...

    33. beyondbrics

      February 18, 2013

      Kenya: Indian bank sets up office ahead of elections

      The Central Bank of India is on the hunt for business in Kenya. A government-controlled commercial bank whose branch network...

    34. beyondbrics

      February 12, 2013

      Poland's TPSA - shocking results

      Poland’s former telephone monopoly, TPSA, has long been a reliable money-spinner for its owners at France Telecom. But awful...

    35. beyondbrics

      January 19, 2013

      The weekender, January 19

      A roundup of the week’s events on beyondbrics, featuring the most-read posts, five things we have learned and the week in a...

    36. beyondbrics

      January 15, 2013

      Baidu enters Africa in Orange tie-up

      China’s search giant Baidu announced on Monday that it has partnered with France Telecom-Orange to launch a co-branded...

    37. beyondbrics

      January 14, 2013

      Further reading: keep the faith

      Monday’s picks from the beyondbrics team: why Gramercy, a hedge fund embroiled in the Argentinian debt restructuring...

    38. beyondbrics

      January 9, 2013

      MENA M&A: appearances can be deceptive

      Even by the standards of the region, 2012 was a turbulent year for the Middle East and North Africa, with wars, uprisings...

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