PARIS, March 17 Numericable expects to
achieve more than 1 billion euros ($1.39 billion) in savings
through the takeover of Vivendi's SFR telecom unit,
according to slides released at a Numericable news conference on
The synergies will come through migrating SFR broadband
customers to Numericable, IT systems, marketing and backhaul,
whereby mobile traffic is carried by fixed-line networks to get
to its destination.
The combined entity will remain based in Paris and will be
listed on the Paris stock exchange, Numericable added.
($1 = 0.7181 Euros)
(Reporting by Leila Abboud; Editing by James Regan)