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French regulator aims to start EUR2B LTE auction by May

Dow Jones Newswires reports that the auction process for France’s LTE spectrum is likely to be launched before early May.

France offers extra 3G spectrum

Three companies are bidding for France’s remaining 3G mobile frequencies

FT reports H1 revenues up 1.5 percent

France Telecom reported first-half revenues of €26.30 billion, up 1.5 percent from a year earlier.

FT not preparing big acquisition

France Telecom is not preparing any big acquisition projects at the moment even if the company remains interested in consolidation over time, CFO Gervais Pellissier said yesterday, writes Cellular News.


 

Shyam set for pan-Indian launch

Shyam Telelink has secured its pan-Indian CDMA spectrum, according to a Business Standard report. The move sees the start-up operator – majority owned by Russian congolomerate Sistema – set to launch services in 21 circles.

FT, DoCoMo linked to stake in Indian towers business

France Telecom and Japan’s NTT DoCoMo are reportedly leading the race to buy a stake in India’s Wireless-TT Infoservices, the mobile towers business owned by Indian conglomerate Tata Group.

Orascom won’t bid for 4th French 3G license

Egypt-based Orascom Telecom (OT) has ruled itself out of bidding for France’s fourth 3G license.

Orascom linked to partnership for French 3G license

Egypt-based Orascom Telecom continues to seek a way into the French mobile market via a fourth 3G license, according to reports. TeleGeography, citing an article in French journal Challenge, notes that Orascom wants to buy into the Numericable-Virgin Mobile consortium that is seeking endorsement for France’s fourth and final 3G license.