Bouygues Telecom


Bouygues Telecom turns in solid Q2

French service provider Bouygues Telecom has posted solid Q2 numbers, with growth in both its fibre and mobile bases. In the fixed segment, its FTTH base continued to grow, with 176,000 new customers added in first-half 2019, of which 82,000 were in the second quarter. The FTTH penetration rate reached 20% at end-June 2019 versus […]

Bouygues Telecom teams with iFeelSmart for new Android TV launcher

French operator Bouygues Telecom has announced a deal to bring iFeelSmart’s Centaurus Android TV Operator Tier custom launcher to its BBox Android TV Operator Tier set-top box. Demonstrating the strong market trend around Android TV for pay TV operators, the partnership will see millions of Bouygues customers with the updated user interface. iFeelSmart provides applications […]

Bouygues Telecom taps AirTies for WiFi

French service provider Bouygues Telecom has tapped technology outfit AirTies to provide its WiFi software and Mesh extenders to its broadband subscribers. Bouygues Telecom will integrate AirTies Smart WiFi software with subscribers’ existing Bbox gateways. Bouygues Telecom will also offer AirTies’ Air 4830 Mesh extenders, powered by Quantenna, to provide high-speed Wi-Fi throughout subscribers’ homes. “At […]

Bouygues Telecom names Edward Bouygues as strategy chief

French service provider Bouygues Telecom has made a raft of new management appointments following last November’s naming of Olivier Roussat as president and Richard Viel as CEO, including the naming of founder Martin Bouygues’ son Edward as director of strategy. Edward Bouygues, who was previously head of Réseau Clubs Bouygues Telecom (RCBT), the group’s point-of-sale […]

Bouygues plays down speculation on report of possible Altice France move

French construction-to-telecoms conglomerate Bouygues has played down a press report that it in talks to acquire Altice France/SFR in a move that would reduce the number of major telecom operators in France from four to three. Bloomberg reported that Bouygues was considering a bid for Altice’s French unit with other investors, citing unnamed sources. According […]

Service providers slam new EU e-privacy rules

A group of 50 European service providers, media groups and publishers have called for an urgent review of the EU’s proposed e-privacy regulation, arguing that it will give more power and advantage to global internet giants and penalise providers of advertising-dependent services in Europe as well as new market entrants. The group of media companies […]

Canal+ drops TF1 channels as pair fail to strike deal

Canal+ has ceased broadcasting TF1’s channels and digital services after failing to strike a deal with the commercial broadcaster. Canal+ has also filed a legal complaint with the Paris commercial court, challenging the legality of the broadcaster’s demands. The pay TV group has already pulled TF1’s signals from its Canalsat service and MyCanal web offering. […]

Richard: Orange will not take part in future French consolidation

Orange will not participate in any future consolidation of the French multi-play telco business, according to CEO Stéphane Richard, despite ongoing speculation about the future of Altice France/SFR. Speaking to analysts after the company posted strong full-year results, Richard said that Orange would not play a role in any future combination except “to facilitate it” […]

M6 strikes carriage deal with Bouygues Telecom

French commercial broadcaster M6 Group has struck a distribution agreement with Bouygues Telecom, adding to its recent deals with Altice-SFR and Canal+. M6 said its deal with Bouygues Telecom provided for the carriage of its channels and non-linear services. The deal will also enable Bouygues Telecom TV subscribers to access extended catch-up TV windows for […]

Canal+ and Free threaten to drop TF1 as services are cut from Orange

Canal+ and Free have threatened to cut ties with TF1 over the latter’s demands for retransmission fees. France’s leading commercial broadcaster last week said it was pulling its channels from Orange’s network after the pair failed to strike a deal. Canal+ CEO Maxime Saada told the Journal du Dimanche that the pay TV operator would […]

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