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France's Numericable SFR makes fresh bid for Bouygues Telecom

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Move by Patrick Drahi, owner of Numericable-SFR, to buy rival Bouygues Telecom for 10 billion euros is set to provoke controversy.

France's Orange 'studying plans' to buy rival Bouygues Telecom

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The former France Telecom's move comes as French ministers encourage 'consolidation' in telecom industry from four to three major players.

Vivendi's SFR sold to Numericable

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After a month-long fierce bidding war against Bouygues, Numericable buys Vivendi's telecoms subsidiary SFR for 13.5 billion euros.

French telecoms wars not over yet

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Head of French public-sector investment body says he would be prepared to back Bouygues in tussle for control of mobile phone firm SFR.

SFR buyout threatens to shake up French telecom market

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Some observers suggest that the return to just three main mobile phone operators will reduce competition and be bad news for French consumers.