If you’ve been following the French telecom scene these last few days, you can’t have missed the turmoil that the regulator’s latest announcement led to. For those who missed it, the French telecom regulatory authority -the ARCEP- published on January
It came to my attention recently that Orange, the French incumbent ISP and a powerful market player in numerous other European and non-European countries had launched a Testlab for Gigabit apps in San Francisco.
It’s an interesting move, one that
Late last week, French regulator ARCEP published the latest numbers for French FTTH. They’re not looking particularly sexy in terms of acquisition. Not that this comes as a surprise, considering how little marketing and sales action has been happening. However,
Orange (CC) avhell
Over the years I’ve been fairly critical of Orange both in the way they captured the NGA market and contributed to its slowing down in France and in the way they took a quasi-systematic anti-net neutral stance,
The French tech internet is abuzz with rumours that Free's upcoming mobile tariffs have been unveiled (apparently by some UBS analyst?) as stated here. I don't normally post on the basis of unconfirmed information, but while very aggressive, these
I'm increasingly puzzled by the net discrimination stance that a number of European Incumbents have started to push forward in the last few months despite mounting evidence that the "alternative business model for the internet" that they are pushing forward
Jesus multiplied bread loaves and fishes. In the bible, the story is told of how he fed 5000 with only 2 fishes and five loaves of bread.
Earlier this week, France Telecom CEO Stéphane Richard went one better and mutliplied
An interesting confluence of external communication and social unrest around Orange's FTTP plans in France. The first aspect of this is the following advert. I don't know how widespread the advert is, and I suspect it might not be anything
Announced nine months ago, Bouygues Telecom's BBox Fibre offer will be available in France starting today, November 2nd. Bouygues Telecom will lease a bitstream type circuit from French cable player Numéricable to access the end-customers. After having made some news
It's only a first step, and we shouldn't necessairly read too much into it, but Orange just published a coverage map for FTTH, which suggests that their commitment is starting to be more than verbal. The map is available here