The mid-year report on Telefonica, Orange and BT

Last week, three European incumbents – Orange, British Telecom and Telefonica – released their mid-year results, delivering some news to reassure investors already reeling from the economic downturn.  The numbers show that the telecom market is moving at its usual steady pace, as if nothing adverse were happening in the financial markets. In addition to […]

France to boost competition in mobile telephony through MVNOs

The French competition authority Conseil de la concurrence (equivalent of the FTC in the US) wants the government to ease regulations governing mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) to increase competition in the mobile telephony market, which is dominated by SFR, Orange and Bouygues Telecom. The competition authority recently issued a report in which it noted […]