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French operators reportedly lining up to claim reparations in ‘gun-jumping’ case

French service providers Orange, Bouygues Telecom and Free are likely to seek reparations from Altice and SFR over Altice’s “jumping the gun” on collaborating with SFR ahead of receiving a regulatory green light to take control of the French service provider, and similar coordination between the pair over SFR’s acquisition of Virgin Mobile France, according […]

Altice suffers fresh regulatory blow as it accepts ‘gun-jumping’ fine

Cable and telecom group Altice and its French subsidiary SFR have been fined €80 million by the French competition watchdog for “gun-jumping” during the acquisition by Altice of SFR and Virgin Mobile France. The Autorité de la Concurrence said that the imposition of the fine represented a first in Europe. The move relates to Altice’s […]

SFR-Numericable’s Virgin Mobile launches quad-play

SFR-Numericable has launched a new quad-play offering under the Virgin Mobile brand, with a new box and a new TV service.  The service provider has launched Virgin Box by SFR, which it says builds on the innovations already developed for the SFR box. The package comprises a TV Evolution decoder and a separate modem. The […]

Vivendi completes SFR sale to Numericable

French media firm Vivdendi has closed its €13.37 billion sale of telco SFR to cable operator Numericable. As previously announced, Vivendi will keep a  20% stake in the new combined entity, which it will be free to sell after a one year lock-up period. Numericable will use €200 million of the purchase price to finance […]

nc+ names Czernuszenko to senior strategy role

Polish pay TV operator nc+ has named former Netia board member and Virgin Mobile executive Jacek Czernuszenko as director of strategic projects.  Czernuszenko, who resigned from Netia’s supervisory board on August 18, will be charged with helping nc+ address changes in the structure of the TV market as well as increasing the efficiency of processes […]

Virgin Mobile France launches quad-play service and box

Virgin Mobile France has launched a new multi-play box and quad-play offering for €29.99 a month, competing head-on with ISPs including Free, SFR, Orange and Bouygues Telecom. Virgin Mobile is offering a quad-play of TV, internet and fixed and mobile telephony including two hours of calls and unlimited text messages for €29.99, dubbed H@ppy4, undercutting […]