SFR continues to lose subs as revenues and earnings decline

Altice France operator SFR has continued to lose subscribers in the third quarter, leading it to post declining revenues and earnings. Telecom revenue declined by 2.9% year over year and total revenue declined by 2.8% year over year in Q3 2023. Total EBITDA declined by 5.4% year over year in Q3 2023. Total revenue for […]

Altice moves ahead with data centre sale to Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners

Altice France, the Patrick Drahi-owned telecom operator and media outfit struggling under a mountain of debt, has struck a deal  with Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners for the sale of its data centre business in France. Altice France and Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners will create what the pair describe as the first nationwide independent distributed colocation […]

SFR bundles Meta Quest 3 VR headset with fixed-line box

Altice France-owned operator SFR is to bundle its gateway box with the Meta Quest 3 virtual reality headset as a fixed-line subscription offering as part of its ongoing ‘Box + High Tech’ strategy of bundling boxes with consumer electronics hardware. SFR has timed the offer to coincide with the launch of Meta’s new VR headset […]

Altice’s Drahi reportedly mulling sale of SFR stake

Altice boss Patrick Drahi is reportedly looking at a range of options to reduce his company’s debit pile, including the partial sale of Altice France, operator of SFR, a move that was until recently considered to be off the table. According to financial daily Les Echos, citing unnamed sources, Altice has tapped banks Lazard and […]

Altice reportedly mulling part sale of SFR as it looks to reduce debt

Troubled telecom and cable giant Altice is close to a sale of its data centre unit and may make further disposals including the hitherto ruled-out sale of part of French telco SFR, according to multiple reports. According to Reuters, Altice has called in a number of investment banks including Lazard, BNP Paribas, Morgan Stanley and […]

SFR adds broadband-plus-tablet bundle to Box + High Tech range

Altice-owned French service provider SFR has launched a box offering bundled with a tablet for the first time. Using the sub-brand Box + High Tech, SFR is offers s fixed-line subscription linked with a Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 tablet. The operator describes the offering as unique in allowing consumers to acquire the equipment at minimal […]

Altice France looking at ‘multiple options’ to reduce debt pile

Patrick Drahi’s Altice France is looking at multiple options for the sale of assets as part of a drive to reduce the company’s debt pile. The choices on the table include the sale of the company’s data centres – the most advanced option – and other options which may be pursued in parallel, company executive […]

DreamWorks channel launches in France on SFR

NBCUniversal International Networks & Direct-to-Consumer has launched 24-hour kids and family channel DreamWorks for the first time in France on SFR, with content available on linear and on-demand. The launch follows 2022 launches in Mexico, Chile and Brazil. DreamWorks also recently launched the channel with operators in Africa, Australia and India, while extending its reach […]

Change at the top for Altice France

Altice France CEO Grégory Rabuel is leaving the company and will be replaced by Altice Média chief Arthur Dreyfuss. The management change, which was communicated in a note to employees, will also see Mathieu Cocq, until now executive director for Altice’s overseas operations SFR Caraïbe and SRR, will become chief executive of service provider arm […]

Orange’s rivals slam copper net shut-down plan

Orange’s French competitors have expressed dismay over the country’s leading telco’s plan to shut down its copper network. In submissions to a consultation organised by telecom regulator ARCEP, the telcos cited lack of transparency and lack of ambition as their principal concerns. Orange has submitted a plan that would see it stop offering xDSL in […]

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