A study has found that three-strikes policies don't work, even when consumers overestimate which channels are being monitored for piracy.
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Anne Morris is a freelance journalist, editor and translator. She has been working in the telecommunications sector since 1996, when she joined the London-based team of CommunicationsWeek International as copy editor. Over the years she held the editor position at both Total Telecom Online and Total Telecom Magazine, eventually leaving to go freelance in 2010. Now living in France, she writes for a number of titles and also provides research work for analyst companies, with a particular focus on mobile communications. In her spare time she translates business texts from German into English.
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Orange, SFR, and Bouygues Telecom have all hit seven-figures for LTE takeup.
UK cross-channel coverage will soon get mobile coverage across the entire length of the tunnel.
The French telco is planning legal action to discover whether or not the NSA intercepted its customer data.
Free may have been late to the party, but it's already made a big impact and forced rivals to reassess how they offer LTE.
The board of Vivendi has given the green light to a plan to demerge France's second place mobile operator as it focuses more on media and content.
Orange has confirmed it will stock the Android phablet in at least one of its markets in the EU.
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.
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- 4 4G in Europe: How far, how fast and how much is LTE in France?
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