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France favours 3, not 4, wireless carriers

telecom | 05/16/2014 2:16 pm EDT

In contrast to the Canadian government’s efforts to help a fourth wireless carrier take hold across the country, the government in France is explicitly calling for a contraction in that country’s wireless sector to three carriers from four. A Bloomberg article on Friday quoted French Economy Minster Arnaud Montebourg as saying in an interview with RMC radio: “What I can tell you is that the government favours and encourages the return to three operators.” The article said two years after Iliad SA became France’s fourth wireless provider, the industry has faced...