Bouygues kicks off triple-play price war in France

French service provider Bouygues Telecom has kicked off a triple-play price war in France with rival Iliad Telecom by reducing the price of its TV, fixed phone and internet service by a third, with Iliad responding in kind. Bouygues has reduced the price of its La Box triple-play package to €19.99 without minimum contract requirements. […]

Bouygues and Darty team up for multi-play offering

France’s Bouygues Telecom and retail chain Darty have teamed up to offer a combined Bouygues Telecom and Darty service through Darty stores. The pair are offering Offres Bouygues Telecom Edition Darty exclusively via Darty’s 226 stores across the country, combining the Bbox fixed-line broadband and TV service, the Eden mobile service and Ideo quad-play offering. […]

Bouygues acquires DartyBox

Bouygues Telecom has acquired consumer electronics retail group Darty’s telecom activities. Bouygues will offer Darty’s DartyBox product, which includes IPTV and broadband access, to new Bouygues subscriber as well as Darty’s existing base of 300,000 fixed line customers. Darty also has a mobile customer base of 40,000.

Bouygues unveils 4G plan

French quad-play provider Bouygues Telecom has unveiled plans to roll out a 4G mobile network from 2013. Bouygues will roll out a pilot network in Lyon. The operator plans to have 5,000 sites made 4G-ready by the end of this year. The company has invested €911 million in acquiring 4G/LTE frequencies. Bouygues has also committed […]

NDS supplying next-generation platform for Bbox

Bouygues Telecom is working with NDS to provide the technology platform for the next generation of its Bbox IPTV set-top. NDS is providing integration services for the launch of the new platform, together with integration consultancy and a selection of critical software components to enable an enhanced pay TV experience. The NDS set-top box software […]

Orange strikes FTTH partnership with Bouygues Telecom

Orange/France Télécom has struck a partnership with Bouygues Telecom to share fibre infrastructure in densely populated areas in France. The pair will share infrastructure up to apartment buildings, allowing Bouygues to benefit from Orange’s existing deployment of fibre. Within buildings, Bouygues will need to build its own infrastructure or share existing cable infrastructure. The partnership […]

Bouygues offers DVR capacity upgrade

French service provider Bouygues Télécom has introduced an option allowing subscribers to increase the capacity of their Bbox TV DVRs from 40GB to 100GB. Subscribers can extend the capacity of their DVRs via the Extension 60Go option for €12. The upgrade is available to ADSL subscribers only, as Bbox Fibre customers receive a DVR with […]

LCI wins IPTV carriage deals

TF1-owned news and information channel LCI has agreed carriage deals with IPTV providers Bouygues Telecom, Orange and SFR, enlarging its distribution and potential advertising revenues. The deals follow the expiry of LCI’s exclusive contract with CanalSat at the end of December. LCI last year struck a new, non-exclusive deal with CanalSat by which the latter […]

Bouygues Telecom and Orange strike deal for TF1 channels

French service provider Bouygues Telecom and Orange/France Telecom have struck deals with French commercial broadcaster TF1 Group that will see a raft of six TF1 channels added to their pay TV platforms. The move will see channels including Ushuaïa TV, Histoire, TV Breizh, LCI, Eurosport and Eurosport 2 made available across Orange’s ADSL, fiber and […]