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Orange has no information on possible change of state holdings in the group-CEO
Thursday, 27 Jul 2017 05:35am EDT 

July 27 (Reuters) - Orange :Orange has not received any information so far about the potential change of the 23 percent controlling stake held by the French government in the company, chief executive Stephane Richard says."We have no information as of today about the state's intentions regarding its stake in Orange. We are prepared, no matter what happens, but it's clearly premature to evoke any scheme or structure that might exist," Richard said in conference call with reporters. .  Full Article

Orange to review strategic plan and capex policy in the fall-CEO
Thursday, 27 Jul 2017 04:13am EDT 

July 27 (Reuters) - Orange :Orange CEO Stephane Richard says group will hold investor day in fall to review its 2020 strategic plan and capital expenditures policy.."We are now launching a lean capex initiative to further improve the cost efficiency of our investments," Richard said, referring to the investor day..Orange is on track to achieve deployment of its fibre network in France in mid-dense areas, Richard says.Orange does not plan to buy sport rights and will not bid for the rights of France's national soccer tournament, Richard says.  Full Article

Orange Polish unit agrees to buy Multimedia Polska Energia
Friday, 21 Jul 2017 10:26am EDT 

July 21 (Reuters) - Orange Polska SA :Says signed initial deal to buy Multimedia Polska Energia for 37 million zlotys ($10.15 million).Says Multimedia Polska Energia sells electricity to around 75,000 clients.Deal will help Orange Polska increase client base and offer.  Full Article

Orange enters exclusive negotiations to acquire Business & Decision
Thursday, 18 May 2017 11:38am EDT 

May 18 (Reuters) - Orange SA ::ORANGE ENTERS EXCLUSIVE NEGOTIATIONS TO ACQUIRE BUSINESS & DECISION TO ACCELERATE ORANGE BUSINESS SERVICES' GROWTH IN DATA INTELLIGENCE.ENTERS EXCLUSIVE NEGOTIATIONS TO ACQUIRE A CONTROLLING STAKE IN BUSINESS & DECISION, AN INTERNATIONAL CONSULTING AND SYSTEMS INTEGRATION GROUP.ORANGE WILL OFFER SHAREHOLDERS 7.93 EUROS PER SHARE IN CASH, WHICH CORRESPONDS TO MAXIMUM PRICE PAID BY MAJORITY SHAREHOLDERS.OFFER VALUES ENTIRE CAPITAL OF BUSINESS & DECISION AT APPROXIMATELY 62.5 MILLION EUROS.TRANSACTION IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED BY END OF Q3 OF 2017..IN EVENT OF SUCCESSFUL ACQUISITION OF A MAJORITY STAKE, ORANGE WILL FILE A SIMPLIFIED PUBLIC OFFER FOR ALL BUSINESS & DECISION SHARES IT DOES NOT HOLD.THIS ACQUISITION PROJECT IS PART OF ORANGE BUSINESS SERVICES' DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY, WHICH AIMS TO POSITION IT AS A GLOBAL PLAYER IN DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION.  Full Article

Orange chooses Cabasse, subsidiary of Awox Group, to develop its home sound bar Dolby Atmos
Thursday, 20 Apr 2017 12:15pm EDT 

April 20 (Reuters) - Awox SA ::Orange <<>> chooses Cabasse, subsidiary of Awox Group, to develop its first home sound bar Dolby Atmos.Sound bar to be comercialized in Q4 of 2017.  Full Article

FNAC could become shareholder of music site Deezer as companies form partnership
Tuesday, 14 Mar 2017 02:54am EDT 

FNAC/Deezer: Music, books and electrical goods retailer FNAC and music streaming site Deezer announce strategic alliance . FNAC says it could end up as a shareholder of Deezer . In January 2016, Deezer said it had raised 100 million euros from shareholders such as French telecoms group Orange and Access Industries, the holding of tycoon Len Blavatnik. [nL8N1544CQ] . Deezer competes against the likes of Spotify and Apple Music . Although growing rapidly, streaming services are as yet unprofitable, as they have high costs for licensing music and face challenges persuading people to upgrade from free versions. They have also been criticised by artists such as pop star Taylor Swift for not paying them enough. ((sudip.kargupta@thomsonreuters.com;)).  Full Article

Bouygues publishes statement to deny any talks over French telecoms consolidation
Monday, 13 Mar 2017 07:27am EDT 

Bouygues Sa : Bouygues publishes statement in response to earlier article published by La Lettre de l'Expansion . "Following the article published in La Lettre de l’Expansion on 13 March 2017 entitled 'Orange-Bouygues, un accord en vue' (Orange/Bouygues, deal in sight), Bouygues wishes to categorically deny the existence of any discussions with other operators with a view to consolidating the French telecoms market," Bouygues says in a statement Further company coverage: [BOUY.PA] ((sudip.kargupta@thomsonreuters.com;)).  Full Article

Google says Orange, Deutsche Telekom, and Globe to launch RCS messaging powered by Jibe RCS cloud- blog
Friday, 24 Feb 2017 04:46am EST 

: Orange, Deutsche Telekom, and Globe to launch RCS messaging powered by Jibe RCS cloud from Google- blog . Google - working with mobile device manufacturers to make android messages the default messaging app for android devices . Vodafone group RCS service is supporting android messages and already launched across 10 markets for Vodafone subscribers globally - blog .Orange, Deutsche Telekom, and Globe to will be preloading android messages as the standard native messaging app for their subscribers- blog.  Full Article

Bouygues CEO says there are no ongoing talks with Orange
Thursday, 23 Feb 2017 04:17am EST 

Bouygues CEO Martin Bouygues : Ceo says confirming there are no ongoing talks with Orange when asked if talks have resumed over future telecom consolidation . Bouygues ceo says the situation of bouygues telecom is sound and this answers questions over telecom consolidation .Bouygues ceo says believes free cash flow target of 300 million euros for bouygues telecom in three year's time is achievable.  Full Article

Orange CEO says 'driving forces' still in place for a consolidation in France
Thursday, 23 Feb 2017 03:35am EST 

Orange SA : Orange CEO Stephane Richard says there are no talks going on a the moment for a deal to cut number of french telecoms operators . Richard says group would be first to benefit from a market consolidation in France . Richard says does not plan to create sports channel by buying sports rights . Richard says is open to a partnership with Vivendi's pay-tv Canal Plus on sports rights . Richard says group to focus on Africa and Middle-East region in terms of M&A . Richard says does not see any 'real opportunity' in terms of M&A in Europe . Richard makes no commitment to progressively increase the dividend over the next few years Further company coverage: [ORAN.PA] (Reporting by Mathieu Rosemain) ((Mathieu.Rosemain@thomsonreuters.com;)).  Full Article

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Telecom Italia will not become French or merge with Orange: Vivendi CEO to paper

MILAN Top shareholder Vivendi has no plans to merge Telecom Italia with Orange nor to make it French, Chief Executive Arnaud de Puyfontaine told newspaper La Stampa in an interview published on Saturday.