France

France paves way for mobile broadband harmonisation

The French Government this week laid the foundations for the harmonisation of mobile broadband services across Europe, announcing plans to share the so called ‘digital dividend’ between electronic communications and audiovisual services. France’s move follows the recommendations of the Digital Dividend Parliamentary Commission, which were published in the summer, and form part of the government’s […]

France gets iPhone 3G one week later than rest of world

European mobile operator Orange is to stagger its launch of the iPhone 3G, meaning French users will have to wait until July 17 to get their hands on the device. The majority of other first launch markets will be getting the Apple device almost a week earlier, on July 11, and this includes Orange customers […]

TDF flies WiMAX flag in France

European network service provider TDF has tapped Motorola to design and deploy 802.16e WiMAX networks for several regions in France. The network will be operated by TDF subsidiary HDRR, which provides network services to broadcasters and telecom operators throughout Europe. The three year frame agreement, announced at the WiMAX Forum Global Congress yesterday, follows an […]

French connections: France country profile

The French market is facing an inevitable slowdown as it reaches saturation point. According to Informa Telecoms & Media’s World Cellular Information Service, France had a market penetration of 90.72 per cent in March 2008, up from 84.58 per cent for the same period last year.

Orange shifts 30,000 iPhones in 5 days

French mobile operator Orange said Wednesday that it has sold 30,000 Apple iPhones in the five days since the device launched November 29. At least 15,000 of those devices sold were also accompanied by a new subscription, according to Louis-Pierre Wenes, executive director in charge of operations for Orange France. Wenes did not say how […]

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