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  1. 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...

  2. 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,...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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,...

  12. 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,...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. beyondbrics

    April 2, 2013

    New York headlines

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

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. beyondbrics

    October 18, 2012

    Poland's economy: when blue chips get battered

    One of the signs of approaching economic troubles is when blue chips start getting battered, which is what makes the...

  25. beyondbrics

    October 11, 2012

    Ethiopia: growing solo

    Ethiopia appears to be doing something right. One of the world’s five fastest growing economies in 2010, it’s expected to...

  26. FT Alphaville

    October 3, 2012

    France now has two words for entrepreneur

    George W. Bush famously (and reportedly) opined that: “The problem with the French is that they don’t have a word for...

  27. September 17, 2012

    From Everything Everywhere to EE

    Agency: Wolff Olins Territory: UKVerdict: 2/5 When France Telecom’s Orange and Deutsche Telekom-owned T-Mobile announced a...

  28. beyondbrics

    April 23, 2012

    Mobinil deal gets go-ahead

    The Egyptian regulator has given approval for France Telecom to take almost full control of its Egyptian mobile phone joint...

  29. FT Tech Hub

    March 12, 2012

    Spotify to launch in Germany this week

    Spotify is to open its doors in Germany this week in the digital music service’s biggest launch since coming to the US last...

  30. March 7, 2012

    Low-tech starts to drive smartphone growth

    Nokia’s Lumia 610 smartphone, unveiled at last week’s Mobile World Congress, may seem rather mundane in terms of its...

  31. February 27, 2012

    Intel makes Orange debut in Europe

    Europe’s first smartphone containing chips from Intel is to be launched later this year by Orange, the mobile operator, as...

  32. February 15, 2012

    Orange to offer Facebook to Africa

    Orange, the French mobile operator, is to provide access to Facebook for all its 70m mobile phone users in Africa using...

  33. beyondbrics

    February 13, 2012

    New York headlines

    * Syria attack resumes after Arab meeting * Pakistan court charges Gilani with contempt * Brazil “very likely” to choose...

  34. beyondbrics

    February 13, 2012

    London headlines

    * Athens passes demanded austerity bill * Wen says China should fine-tune policy early as Q1 * Arabs call for UN...

  35. February 7, 2012

    Sprint and Orange announce M2M deal

    Sprint Nextel, the third-largest US mobile network operator, has announced a roaming agreement with France Telecom’s Orange...

  36. February 2, 2012

    Hutchison seals deal to buy Orange Austria

    Hutchison Whampoa, which owns 3, the European telecoms mobile operator, on Friday finalised a €1.3bn deal to buy Orange...

  37. FT Tech Hub

    January 24, 2012

    Google faces Norwegian public sector ban

    Norwegian public sector organisations will be banned from using Google Apps after the Norwegian data protection authorities...

  38. beyondbrics

    January 12, 2012

    Foxconn: workers in new suicide threat

    It’s a new year, but for Foxconn, the old problems seem to be coming back all over again. It turns out that early last week,...

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