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France Télécom executives stand trial over wave of staff suicides

The trial has opened in Paris of Didier Lombard, the former head of France Télécom, the telecoms giant now renamed Orange, and six other former executives, including its Human Resources director, for their alleged responsibility through moral harassment in at least 19 suicides of employees during a restructuring of the company, which saw 22,000 jobs axed and another 14,000 posts reassigned.

French prosecutor seeks jail for tycoon Bernard Tapie

Prosecutor has demanded jail time for ex-government minister Bernard Tapie and also Orange CEO Stéphane Richard over arbitration award.

Google and Orange laying private cable between France and US

US internet services giant Google and French telecoms company Orange are building a 6,600-kilometre-long 'cutting edge' cable under the Atlantic Ocean linking France and North America, and providing Google with a close connection between its Belgian and North Virginian data centres.

Ex-France Telecom boss and execs to stand trial over staff suicides

Didier Lombard, the former CEO of France Telecom (now Orange) and six other company executives are to stand trial on charges of engaging in or assisting psychological harassment of their staff, which allegedly led to the suicides of more than 30 employees in the space of two years.

French telecoms operators Orange, Bouygues in tie-up talks

The companies, two of the four current players in the market, said talks are taking place on Orange buying Bouygues's telecoms arm.

Orange fined €350m in France for market abuse

French anti-trust authority said Orange, formerly France Telecom, kept business clients from switching to competitors' phone services.

Orange boss travels to Israel to apologise over 'boycott misunderstanding'

Stéphane Richard insisted his comment that Orange wanted to disengage from its Israeli partner was purely a business matter and not political.

French FM tries to defuse 'anti-Semitism' row over Orange pull-out from Israel

Laurent Fabius said he was against 'any boycott of Israel' after claims that French mobile operator's exit from Israel was a 'miserable statement'.

Vivendi confirms bid to buy Dailymotion

The media group's move comes after government pressure on Dailymotion owner Orange to keep the Youtube competitor in French hands.

French minister's plea over planned sale of Dailymotion to Asian firm

Economy minister Emmanuel Macron says Orange, owners of the video platform, should consider all bids - including from European firms.

Netflix attracts more than 100,000 French subscribers in two weeks

The video-on-demand platform has defied sceptics and made strong start in France after major marketing campaign.

Orange rules out French telecoms consolidation deals

Decision casts doubts over immediate prospect of reducing number of competitors in the French market in bid to end a bitter two-year price war.

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.

France's Orange hit by its second cyberattack this year

The French telecommunications giant says hackers stole data on about 1.3 million clients or potential customers in last month's attack.

Orange sees end of price war in France

Chief financial officer of the country's largest mobile operator said 'prices have reached a floor' after two years of fierce competition.