Keyword: Numéricable

France's Numericable SFR makes fresh bid for Bouygues Telecom

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

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

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

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

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