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French service providers circle La Poste Mobile

French service providers Free, Bouygues Telecom and Orange have each made a bid to acquire a 51% majority stake on MVNO La Poste Mobile, according to financial daily Les Echos, with 49% shareholder SFR reportedly inclined to sell rather than bid itself. La Poste Mobile, majority owned by the French postal service with 2.3 million […]

Free launches Freebox Ultra Wi-Fi 7 box with Canal+ live channel included

French service provider Free, owned by Iliad Telecom, has unveiled its latest Freebox, the Freebox Ultra. The company has also staked its claim to be the first operator globally to launch Wi-Fi 7 on a large scale with the new device. Designed for fibre netrworks, the Freebox Ultra supports speeds of up to 8 Gbps for downloads and, […]

TF1 Group and Free extend partnership with new distribution agreement

French broadcaster TF1 Group and and Iliad company’s Free have expanded their partnership, with a new distribution agreement that will provide the broadband operator’s subscribers access to the new free streaming service – TF1+. The deal is effective from this month, with Freebox subscribers to have unlimited access to over 15,000 hours of TF1+ programming. […]

Xavier Niel’s Iliad in fresh bid to merge Italian operation with Vodafone

Xavier Niel’s Iliad Group has made a fresh bid for the merger of its Italian operation with that of Vodafone, valuing Vodafone Italia at €10.45 billion and Iliad Itala at €4.45 billion. The proposal, which comes two years after Vodafone rejected Iliad’s first offer for its Italian operation, would see both Iliad and Vodafone obtain […]

Iliad boost revenue in Q3, with new subscriber growth across France and Italy

French telecommunications company Iliad Group has reported consolidated revenues rose by 10.1% to €6.80 billion in the first nine months of 2023, an increase of 9.5% in the third quarter. In France, the Group revenue also grew by 9.5% during Q3, with a 13.0% increase in iliad Group’s Italian division. With Poland reported revenue growth […]

Iliad Telecom defies economy to post strong first half

France’s Iliad Telecom has posted another strong half-year, gaining market share and upping revenues, cashflow and earnings despite inflationary pressures. Consolidated revenues increased by 10.4% to €4.44 billion in the first half (up 8.0% in the second quarter), with sales rising 7.7% in France, 12.2% in Italy and 17.9% in Poland. In France, Iliad’s Free […]

Free’s fibre network hits 5 million milestone

Iliad Group’s French fibre operator Free has announced it has reached five million fibre subscribers in the region.  The company revealed 70% of its fixed-line subscribers are connected to fibre. Free provides fibre coverage to more than 23,400 municipalities, and to over 33 million households. Over the past few years, the provider has invested over […]

SPI/Filmbox and Free sign distribution deal

SPI/FilmBox and French service provider Free have inked a new distribution deal for eight SPI channels and a renewed carriage deal for the martial arts channel FightBox. Free customers can either subscribe to FightBox, Dizi, FilmBox Arthouse, and DocuBox individually or they can get the following two standalone packs: the Entertainment pack or the Male […]

Iliad closes in on 10m milestone in Italy

Iliad Telecom has said it is close to passing the milestone of passing 10 million homes with fibre in Italy. One year after the launch of the Iliad FTTH offer in the country, Iliad says it is closing in on the 10 million homes milestone Iliad has been able to expand its fibre network rapidly […]

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