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Arcep grants roaming derogation to 11 providers

French regulator Arcep has granted 11 companies a derogation from the new EU roaming regulation, allowing them to apply surcharges still to retail roaming. READ MORE: France Telecom Market According to the decisions published on the Arcep website, the companies are Adista, Afone, Budget Telecom, Euro-Information Telecom, Euroditel, International Telecommunication Network, ITC Ariane Services, MC Infinity, Scopelec, Sybord and Thales…

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Orange retains lead in French mobile network quality – Arcep

Customers on the Orange network have continued to experience a better performance than those on rival networks, according to the latest QoS measures published by French regulator Arcep. As in the previous annual assessment, closely followed Orange, while Free Mobile remained behind across the board, particularly on data performance (download speed, web navigation, online video). READ MORE: France Telecom Market…

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French MVNO La Poste Mobile launches new plans

La Poste Mobile has refreshed its postpaid tariff portfolio and has launched new LTE-enabled plans sold exclusively online without a minimum contract, including unlimited streaming to the Universal Music catalogue. READ MORE: Iliad continues with a strong growth in France The web-exclusive EUR 12.99/month plan offers inclusive national calls/texts (roam-like-home within the EU and overseas territories), coupled with a data…

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Free: increasing the mobile Internet data volume 25GB/month for €19.99 a month

Free is once again enhancing its Free Mobile Plan (€15.99/month for Freebox subscribers, €19.99/month otherwise) by increasing the mobile Internet data volume from more than 35 countries to 25GB/month, all year long. The Free Mobile Plan remains the most generous deal at this price (€15.99/month for Freebox subscribers, €19.99/month otherwise). The Free Mobile Plan roaming offer includes the following, all year round: –…

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Roaming in Europe: Orange and Sosh are going further than the European regulation

All Orange and Sosh customers can now use their plans and options in Europe and most French overseas territories just as they do in France(1). High-street customers’ plans have been automatically upgraded with this feature since 18 May, and it has been available to small businesses since 1 June. With these changes, Orange and Sosh are going further than the…

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SFR, Orange top Q1 fixed broadband performance tests

SFR has improved its performance in the speed ranking of the main fixed broadband providers in the French market, narrowly overtaking Orange during the first quarter, according to a study by nPerf based on 2 million speed tests. Combining all broadband technologies, the average download speed recorded on SFR services (including the Numbericable brand) increased to 51.39 Mbps, fractionally ahead…

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Orange enters exclusive negotiations to acquire Business & Decision to accelerate Orange Business Services’ growth in data intelligence

Orange is entering exclusive negotiations to acquire a controlling stake in Business & Decision, an international consulting and systems integration group. The acquisition aims to reinforce Orange Business Services’ leadership as an operator and integrator of data services in France and abroad Orange announces that it has entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire a controlling stake of around 67 percent…

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SFR launches Box 4G Pro, plans faster LTE speeds from next year

SFR has announced the launch of a new business package, Box 4G Pro, which bundles an LTE-based mobile broadband service via a Huawei router with a fixed VoIP line offering inclusive calls to French networks and fixed numbers in 54 countries. The service is capped at 50 GB of data per month and the monthly subscription starts at EUR 45…

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SFR remains the leader in terms of 4G network

Having activated the most 4G base stations for six consecutive quarters (source: ANFR), SFR covered 88% of France’s population with 4G at the end of Q1 2017. SFR is number 1 for 4G+ coverage up to 300 Mbps with more than 200 municipalities – including the Paris and its metropolitan area. Also number 1 for active 4G antennas (source: ANFR),…

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