Iliad H1 net income up 78 pct as mobile sales jump
PARIS Aug 30 (Reuters) - French telecom operator Iliad , founded by billionaire Xavier Niel, reported a 78 percent jump in first-half net profit as customers flocked to its cheap mobile-phone contracts.
Group net profit rose to 142 million euros ($187.2 million) from around 80 million in the year-ago period, Iliad said. Group sales rose 26.7 percent to 1.83 billion euros after mobile revenues almost doubled.
($1 = 0.7584 euros) (Reporting by Lionel Laurent; Editing by David Holmes)
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