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Modest Orange dividend overshadows European mobile mast plans

04 Dec 2019

PARIS Orange said it planned to carve out its mobile towers in most European countries to shore up the group's value, but the move was overshadowed by the French telecom firm's modest dividend outlook, sending its shares lower.

Telecoms group Orange kicks off the carving-out of its towers in Europe

04 Dec 2019

PARIS, Dec 4 Orange said it planned to carve out its mobile towers in most European countries where it is present, in a move aimed at shoring up the telecom group's value as tough competition in the region has hampered its growth and margins.

Judge to rule on Vivendi request to halt Mediaset European TV plan

29 Nov 2019

MILAN/PARIS An Italian judge will decide on Vivendi's request to block Mediaset's pan-European television project after the two groups failed to settle their long-running dispute, a legal source said on Friday.

France seeks own alternative to Palantir data firm in helping fight terrorism

27 Nov 2019

PARIS France wants to develop a domestic alternative to U.S. data analytics company Palantir to help it prevent terrorist attacks but will meanwhile renew its contract with the firm, a senior French intelligence official said.

Capgemini will not be pressured into higher Altran bid, CEO says

26 Nov 2019

PARIS Software company Capgemini will stick to its bid of 14 euros ($15.43) per share for smaller rival Altran , its chief executive told Reuters, as it tries to fend off pressure from activist hedge fund Elliott for a higher offer.

France's 5G spectrum to be sold at floor price of 2.17 billion euros: minister

24 Nov 2019

PARIS Frances's 5G spectrum will be sold at a floor price of 2.17 billion euros ($2.4 billion), a minister said on Sunday, significantly more than the amount previously recommended by the country's telecoms regulator Arcep.

French telco watchdog kicks off 5G spectrum sale procedure

21 Nov 2019

PARIS France's telecoms authority Arcep kicked off a long-awaited sale of 5G spectrum on Thursday, ending months of intense debate between the country's four telecoms operators and authorities on how to best deploy the new mobile technology.

UPDATE 1-French telco watchdog kicks off 5G spectrum sale procedure

21 Nov 2019

* Authority recommends floor price of 1.5 bln euros-Le Figaro (Adds details, background)

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