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Suspected software glitch leaves France Telecom customers without cell phone service

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • France
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  • July 13 2012

French government officials are promising an audit of the nation’s wireless infrastructure in the wake of a massive technical failure that left millions of customers of France Telecom’s Orange wireless unit without cell phone service last Friday

Court rejects petition against start of French 4G auction, as OFCOM hints at British auction delay

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • France
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  • September 9 2011

A two-part auction of fourth-generation (4G) wireless spectrum in France will commence as scheduled on September 15 pursuant to the decision of a French court to reject an emergency petition, filed by telecom operator Iliad, that sought an injunction to halt the auction

France Telecom to retire Minitel service

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • France
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  • July 29 2011

Nearly 30 years after pioneering the Minitel information service that enabled millions of French users to access online directory listings, stock reports, train reservations and other data from their homes, officials of France Telecom (FT) confirmed this week that the popular offering will be discontinued next year, a victim of the broadband Internet age

Deutsche Telekom, Vivendi settle dispute over Polish mobile stake

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • France, Germany, Poland
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  • December 17 2010

A bitter, long-running legal battle between French media firm Vivendi and Deutsche Telekom (DT) over the companies' shareholdings in Polish wireless operator Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa (PTC) ended peacefully on Wednesday as DT agreed to pay a total of US$1

France Telecom CEO unveils 5-year plan

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • France
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  • July 9 2010

At a press conference on Monday, Stephane Richard, the newly-installed CEO of France Telecom (FT), laid out his company's plans for the next five years, including the goal of signing up at least 5 of the world's population to the FT Orange brand by 2015

France outlines auction plans for remaining 3G licenses

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • France, USA
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  • February 5 2010

French mobile phone operators Bouygues, SFR, Iliad and Orange (the wireless unit of France Telecom) will be given the opportunity to bid on remaining blocks of third-generation (3G) wireless spectrum in May, with the release of auction rules anticipated later this month

France offers $2.9 billion in loans for broadband deployment

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • France
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  • January 22 2010

As part of a 35 billion (US $49.45 billion) loan program that is focused on improvements to national infrastructure, French Prime Minister Francois Fillon confirmed Monday that his government will earmark 2 billion (US $2.88 billion) in low-interest loans for the development of high-speed fiber-optic (FTTX) networks outside of France’s major metropolitan areas

France issues license to fourth mobile operator

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • France
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  • December 24 2009

Injecting new competition into a mobile telephony market already served by three national operators, French telecom regulator Arcep issued a third-generation (3G) wireless service license last Friday to Free Mobile, a unit of French Internet services firm Iliad

Court upholds EC ruling in FT state aid case

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • European Union, France
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  • December 4 2009

In a second development that involves France Telecom (FT), Europe’s Court of First Instance (CFI) upheld the European Commission (EC) on Monday with respect to a 2004 ruling in which the EC decreed that tax concessions extended to FT by the French government between 1994 and 2002 constituted illegal state aid

Globalstar receives credit backing from French export credit agency

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • France, USA
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  • March 27 2009

Through an unusual trans-Atlantic financing arrangement, mobile satellite service (MSS) network operator Globalstar announced Wednesday that it had secured a guarantee from French export credit agency COFACE for a proposed U.S. $574 million credit facility that would enable Globalstar to acquire and launch second-generation satellites to replace its aging fleet of MSS spacecraft