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Altice open to acquiring Bouygues Telecom – report

Altice could soon be making an offer for Bouygues Telecom

The CEO of Altice, Dexter Goei has indicated the French cable group could acquire Bouygues Telecom. According to a report, Goei said the firm, owned by billionare Patrick Darhi, would make a perfect candidate to buy the Telecom arm of Bouygues Group, a fellow French firm.

Bouygues Telecom launches low-cost FTTH

Bouygues switches its focus to fixed

French service provider Bouygues Telecom, which lost out to cable operator Numericable in its attempt to secure the acquisition of Vivendi’s SFR and lead consolidation in the country’s mobile sector, has launched an assault on the high-speed fixed internet market in the country.

Bouygues announces France’s first commercial LTE-A service

LTE-Advanced is a good potential differentiator for operators

France’s third largest mobile operator – Bouygues Telecom – has brushed of its recent setbacks in the M&A market and the subsequent need to cut costs by announcing it is the first French operator to launch commercial LTE-Advanced service, which it has rebranded as 4G+.

Bouygues extends SFR purchase offer

Bouygues Telecom is persisting with its efforts to acquire rival operator SFR

French operator Bouygues Telecom has extended its offer to acquire rival SFR by 17 days in a bid to prevent the company being sold to cable operator Altice.

Bouygues ups offer for SFR again

Bouygues Telecom has submitted another improved offer to French conglomerate Vivendi for rival SFR

French operator Bouygues Telecom is not admitting defeat in its pursuit to acquire rival SFR, having again increased the cash part of its offer to parent group Vivendi. The offer now stands at €13.15bn.

Bouygues increases offer for SFR

French operator Bouygues Telecom has submitted an improved offer to conglomerate Vivendi to take ownership of rival SFR.

Bouygues Telecom to launch LTE in the “next few weeks”

Bouygues Telecom will switch on its LTE network in the next few weeks

French operator Bouygues Telecom has revealed it will switch on its LTE network in the next few weeks. The firm will use its 2.6GHz spectrum to deploy the service across eight cities CEO Olivier Roussat told local press.

Broadband InfoVision Awards: Best Broadband Experience Award


With just two weeks to go until this year’s Broadband InfoVision Awards ceremony in Amsterdam, we preview the shortlisted entries for the category Best Broadband Experience Award.

Broadband InfoVision Awards countdown: Best Broadband Partnership


The broadband industry is built on partnerships, and the first category of this year’s Broadband InfoVision Awards (to be held in Amsterdam on October 17th) will celebrate the most successful examples forged over the last 12 months.

Orange to share fibre network with Bouygues Telecom

BT ahead of target with its fibre rollout

France Telecom-Orange has signed a partnership agreement with Bouygues Telecom to share the Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) networks it has deployed across France.

Bouygues begins all-IP transformation

The all-IP network will help Bouygues launch rich media services

French telco Bouygues Telecom has selected Alcatel-Lucent to take a lead role in transforming its broadband network into a single IP-based infrastructure that can support video, high-speed internet and voice services.

French LTE spectrum auction hits the skids

France's LTE spectrum auction could be in trouble

It seems that US greenfield operator LightSquared isn’t the only telco business on the wrong side of spectrum interference difficulties this week: French telecom/media construction services company Bouygues looks set to rain on the country’s LTE spectrum auction parade, with allegations that the service blocks television broadcasting services in some parts of the country.

KPN to launch MVNO in France

Netherlands-based carrier KPN said Thursday that it will launch mobile services in France on Sunday, January 11. KPN will offer mobile services as an MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) to French consumers by piggybacking on the network of local carrier Bouygues Telecom. The French offering will be a no frills, online only distribution model and [...]