Bouygues submits complaint over fourth licence bid price

21 Oct 2009

Bouygues has filed a complaint with the country’s highest administrative court, the Council of State, to contest aspects of the bidding process for the fourth mobile licence, La Tribune reports. The company’s complaint comes just days before the 29 October deadline for the filing of applications with the national regulator Arcep. Bouygues is contesting the asking price for the licence which at EUR240 million (USD359.4 million) is well below the EUR619 million it paid for its own concession in 2002. France Telecom and Vivendi’s SFR have also bemoaned the asking price for the fourth licence and submitted separate complaints to the European Commission.

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