October 25, 2018 / 5:38 AM / a year ago

Telecoms group Orange's Q3 core operating profit rises 3 pct

PARIS, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Orange, France’s number one telecoms operator, reported on Thursday a 3 percent increase in its third quarter core operating profit, driven by continued growth in its home country and Africa.

The group’s adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) rose to 3.69 billion euros ($4.21 billion), it said in a statement. Revenues grew 0.6 percent to 10.3 billion euros.

The Paris-based group said it added both broadband and mobile customers in France between July and September, which represents the sixth straight quarter of growth in the country.

The group confirmed its full-year targets, including a target for annual growth in its adjusted EBITDA.

$1 = 0.8766 euros Reporting by Mathieu Rosemain and Gwenaelle Barzic; Editing by Sudip Kar-Guptae

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