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The Senegalese village of Niomoune
20/11/2015 - Senegal

Lighting African households with smartphones

Households in Senegal could soon be able to light their homes using their mobile phones.
Michel Combes, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent (right) and Rajeev Suri (left), president of Nokia, after a press conference in Paris, 15 April 2015.
31/08/2015 - France

French government, unions denounce bonuses for Alcatel-Lucent boss

France’s Socialist government and unions are calling on the head of Alcatel-Lucent to renounce the reported bonuses of 14 million euros that he is slated to receive as the equipment maker is ...
EHS sufferers claim that mobile phones and other everyday gadgets seriously damage their health
27/08/2015 - FRANCE

French woman wins disability allowance for 'gadget allergy'

A French court has awarded a disability grant to a woman who describes herself as an "environmental refugee" because she claims to suffer from a debilitating allergy to electromagnetic ...
30/06/2015 - Europe

EU agrees new law on roaming and net neutrality

The European Union has struck a deal to get rid of mobile phone roaming charges in 2017 in Brussels on Tuesday.
French mobile operators' logos
24/06/2015 - FRANCE

Bouygues defiant as markets punish Altice offer rejection

The boss of France's Bouygues conglomerate was defiant Wednesay as his company's shares slid following the rejection of a 10-billion-euro bid for its mobile telephone and cable arm from competitor ...
Altice Media Group boss Patrick Drahi
22/06/2015 - FRANCE

French finance minister to meet Altice boss over Bouygues Telecom takeover bid

French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron has summoned Franco-Israeli tycoon Patrice Drahi to meet him tomorrow to discuss the offer for mobile operator Bouygues Telecom by his company, Altice.
Customers visit in an Orange Israel store in Jerusalem, 5 June 2015
06/06/2015 - France - Israel - Palestine

Israeli settlements report pushed Orange to end Israel partnership, activists

French rights activists have welcomed statements by telecom giant Orange that it wants to end its partnership with an Israeli company but say they want action not words.
A labourer in front of the settlement known to Israelis as Har Homa and to Palestinians as Jabal Abu Ghneim
05/06/2015 - France - ISRAEL - PALESTINE

France, Orange try to calm Israel's boycott fears in telecoms partner row

The French government has stepped in to calm a row over telecoms giant Orange's announcement that it wants to scrap an agreement with Israeli operator Partner.
Orange CEO Stéphane Richard
04/06/2015 - France - ISRAEL - PALESTINE

Israel protests over France's Orange's to cut ties with Israeli Partner

Israel has demanded an apology from French telecoms giant Orange after its boss said the company is planning to cut its ties with Israeli mobile phone operator Partner.

Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent say the merger will not lead to any job cuts in France
15/04/2015 - France - Finland

Nokia to buy Alcatel-Lucent in 15.6-billion-euro deal

Finnish telecom giant Nokia is to buy Franco-American rival Alcatel-Lucent in an all-stock, 15.6-billion-euro deal, the companies said Wednesday.