Orange has confirmed it will stock the Android phablet in at least one of its markets in the EU.
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A Paris court has ruled that Apple must hand over millions of euros in compensation to rights holders.
SFR has begun testing LTE-A in the city of Marseille, the site of its first LTE tests two years ago.
The gendarmerie will have a fleet of 72,000 PCs on its own Ubuntu distro by next summer, as a result of the looming XP deadline.
France's second biggest network is rolling out a combination of LTE and DC-HSPA+ across the country.
Bouygues has become the latest network in France to launch an LTE network in a move it hopes will help it fight back against Free Mobile.
Both SFR and Free have brought in higher-speed fibre connectivity for customers, and added VDSL offerings alongside.
French competition watchdogs have begun an investigation into the deals Apple strikes with mobile carriers around its handsets.
France's anti-piracy watchdog fought for survival this week while its broadcast regulator argued to gain control over a seriously weakened three-strikes process stripped of its internet-banning powers.
The French prime minister’s office has issued a note instructing all ministries offices employees not to use consumer mobile devices when dealing with classified and sensitive data.
Orange has extended its 4G coverage to Paris and 37 surrounding areas, and upped its coverage target for 2013.
France's second biggest operator takes LTE to the capital, as its third-placed rival sets out its stall for its own launch later this year.
Time Equity Partners is aiming to raise €100m to fund digital economy companies in France and Europe, as well as globally.
SFR and Bouygues Telecom, France's second and third biggest mobile operators respectively, have begun talks to share parts of their network infrastructure.
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