Iliad Telecom

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 […]

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 […]

Free launches AVOD offering OQEE Ciné

French service provider Free, the consumer-facing brand of Iliad Telecom, has launched its first AVOD offering, OQEE Ciné. The new service is available to free of chanrge to all Freebox subscribers. OQEE Ciné offers a mix of blockbuster movies, cult series, comedies, thrilllers, cartoons and drama. Free said that the services was the first in […]

Xavier Niel circles France’s DTT platform ahead of frequency renewals

Speculation is bubbling up in France around the possibility that telecom tycoon Xavier Niel, owner of ISP Free, may mount a bid to take over some of the digital-terrestrial TV frequencies currently occupied by TF1 and M6. The licences covering the frequencies are due to expire next March and media regulator ARCOM is currently holding […]

Iliad Telecom sees strong subscriber growth across three markets

French service provider Iliad Group added 872,000 revenue-generating units to its total in the first quarter, including 790,000 mobile and 82,000 fixed subscribers, as it ramped up its international expansion drive. Iliad, which operates under the Free brand in France, said it ended the quarter as first in its domestic market in terms of recruiting […]

Iliad Telecom reportedly interested in TIM services arm bid

Xavier Niel’s Iliad Telecom is interested in making a bid for the services division of Telecom Italia (TIM), according to various Italian press reports. The reports suggest that Iliad, already a player in the Italian market with a base of around 8.5 million mobile users, could team up with private equity outfit Apax to launch […]

New management line-up for Iliad Telecom-owned UPC Poland

Polish cable operator UPC Polska has a new management team following the completion of its acquisition by Iliad Telecom-owned Play from Liberty Global. Led by Jean-Marc Harion as president, the new management board includes Beata Zborowska as financial director and Michał Ziółkowski as technical director. Other members include: Mikkel Noesgaard, marketing director; Piotr Kuriata, director for […]

Iliad Telecom sees growth across all markets

Iliad Telecom, the French-based service provider owned by billionaire Xavier Niel, saw strong growth across its domestic and international businesses last year. The group grew its overall subscriber base by 2.03 million, including 1.7 million mobile and 345,000 fixed-line customers. In France, where Iliad operates under the Free brand, the subscriber base grew by 439,000, […]

EC approves UPC Poland sale to Xavier Niel’s Play

The European Commission has approved the acquisition of Liberty Global’s Polish operation, UPC Polska, by mobile giant Play, owned by French media tycoon Xavier Niel. UPC said that the acquisition, which it now expects to complete on April 1, will enable the creation of a national champion in the market for digital convergent services. The […]

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