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France claims first Licensed Shared Access pilot

The French Ministry of Defence has offered up the 2.3 GHz band it previously used to measure missile speeds for what it claims is the most technically extensive pilot of Licensed Shared Access yet.

ITU globally allocates 700 MHz band to mobile

The ITU formally moved to allocate the 700 MHz band (specifically 694-790 MHz) to the global mobile industry at the 2015 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15) currently underway in Geneva.

Bouygues rejects Altice acquisition offer

Following a meeting to discuss the acquisition bid for Bouygues Telecom by Altice, the Bouygues board decided unanimously to reject the offer, citing a number of reasons.

Xiaomi expands to US and European markets

Disruptive Chinese mobile player Xiaomi is taking its first tentative steps into western markets this week, but initially only selling accessories, not handsets.

Orange confirms Cloudwatt acquisition

Orange confirmed this week the company has finalised an agreement to acquire all remaining shares of Cloudwatt, the cloud services provider it set up with the French government.

Altice to acquire remaining 20% SFR shares, buys out Vivendi

French cable group Altice has announced it has made a formal bid to acquire the remaining 20% of its recently acquired subsidiary SFR’s shares from previous majority owner Vivendi. The billionaire Patrick Drahi-led company and the newly formed Numericable-SFR have made an offer to pay €40 per share.

Orange slows full year revenue decline but price war continues to bite

Orange has posted its full year results for 2014 showing slowing of revenue decline. The telco, which has implemented some fairly hefty cost-cutting measures to better margins, said it has managed to achieve all of its targets for last year. However, it predicts decline will continue in 2015 as the price war in the French market continues to bite.

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