France Telecom at early stage of weighing up bids for Telia, Telenor, others

17 Apr 2008

France Telecom’s head of finance Gervais Pellissier told the Financial Times that the French heavyweight is in the early stages of examining the possibility of a merger with Swedish telecoms group TeliaSonera, but is also looking at other multi-national players, including Norway’s Telenor, in an attempt to expand its emerging markets and mobile broadband businesses. Pellissier was confirming a report earlier this week in French daily Le Figaro.

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