Tuesday Apr 8
Iliad in discussions to acquire Bouygues Telecom
French telecoms group Iliad, operating in the country under the Free brand, is reportedly in discussions to acquire larger rival Bouygues Telecom, Reuters reports, citing domestic newspaper Le Parisien.
Vivendi to Sell SFR to Altice/Numericable
On its meetings of April 4 and 5, Vivendi's Supervisory Board reviewed the results of the negotiations with Altice/Numericable regarding a combination with SFR as part of a mutually-agreed exclusive period signed on March 14. It also carefully reviewed the offers, as well as letters and documents that the Bouygues Group decided to send to the ... (more)
Vivendi Agrees to Sell SFR to Numericable
The battle to buy the French mobile network SFR has been won by Altice controlled Numericable despite several attempts by rival bidder Bouygues Telecom to raise its own offer.
Bouygues Telecom Chooses Mariner xVu to Help Meet Growing Demand for High-Quality Video Content
Mariner today announced that Bouygues Telecom, a global communications provider in France, one of the world's largest IP Video markets, has chosen the Mariner xVu Software Defined Monitoring solution to help its operations teams monitor linear IP Video services.
France's Bouygues Telecom Substantially Raises its Offer to Buy SFR
Although Vivendi is currently in exclusive negotiations with the French cable operator, Altice controlled Numericable, that has not stopped Bouygues repeatedly lifting its own previously rejected offer.
Rodriguez seals Tour of Catalonia win
Spaniard Joaquim Rodriguez claimed victory in the 94th Tour of Catalonia as Dutch rider Lieuwe Westra won the seventh and final stage on Sunday.
Vivendi seeks improved offer from Altice
Vivendi wants a higher offer from Numericable parent Altice for its mobile arm SFR after rival suitor Bouygues Telecom raised its bid last week.
Cyclists spring into supreme test of guts
France's Thomas Voeckler and Germany's John Degenkolb climb the steepest part of the cobbled Koppenberg hill, during the 97th edition of the UCI World Tour Belgian cycling classic Tour of Flanders, in Belgium, last year SPRING is in the air and everywhere I look around cyclists are starting to dust off their "best bikes", wondering when to ditch ... (more)
Bouygues re-opens French telecoms takeover battle with new SFR offer
Conglomerate Bouygues re-opened the battle to buy France's second biggest telecoms provider SFR on Thursday with a new offer less than a week after owner Vivendi began exclusive talks with rival bidder Numericable.