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4th French 3G winner to be announced Friday

French regulator Arcep will announce Friday the result of the tender offer for the country’s fourth, third-generation mobile license, reports Dow Jones Newswires.

Iliad applies for 4th French 3G license

Reuters reports that communications company Iliad has applied for France’s fourth 3G license to add to its packages of TV, Internet and fixed-phone services, and looks likely to be the only bidder.

Arcep hints at possible pre-Xmas 3G license award

French telecoms regulator Arcep may announce its decision on the winner of the country’s fourth and final 3G licence before Christmas, should no more candidates emerge for the concession, notes TeleGeography.

Iliad prepared to meet new French 3G license terms

French broadband provider Iliad is willing to pay the €206 million fee for one of the 5MHz blocks of frequency on offer to run the country’s fourth 3G network, reports TeleGeography, citing comments co-founder and president Xavier Niel gave to national newspaper Le Figaro.

Iliad furthers push for new French 3G license

French broadband provider Iliad appears confident of winning the country’s fourth 3G license, with a Dow Jones Newswires report noting that the company states it will need to invest a maximum of EUR1 billion to set up the network, covering 90 percent of the population.

New French 3G license tender to stretch into 2010

The French government has confirmed that it will launch the tender for the country’s long-awaited fourth 3G license this summer, but warned that the process would not be completed by year-end.

Numericable and Virgin exit 4th French 3G license bidding

Reuters notes that cable TV operator Numericable and MVNO Virgin Mobile have said they will not apply for France’s fourth 3G mobile license, citing unfavourable regulations and uncertainty on the project’s costs.

Bouygues files mobile license complaint

French conglomerate Bouygues has submitted a complaint about the bidding process for a fourth 3G mobile operator to France’s highest administrative court, the Council of State, La Tribune said on Wednesday, notes Reuters.

French govt to launch mobile tender by end July

Dow Jones Newswires reports that the French government still plans to launch the tender offer for frequencies set aside for the country’s fourth 3G mobile phone license before the end of July.

France launches bid process for new 3G license

The bidding process for France’s long-awaited fourth 3G license was launched by the country’s government on Saturday, with an asking price of EUR240 million.