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Risk-to-Price Commentary: France Telecom S.A. Apr 11 Product Image

Risk-to-Price Commentary: France Telecom S.A. Apr 11

  • Published: April 2011
  • Region: France
  • Standard & Poors

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • AT&T Inc.
  • Belgacom S.A.
  • Elisa Corp.
  • Koninklijke KPN N.V.
  • Orange
  • Telefonica Europe B.V.
  • MORE

Abstract
In March, French newspaper Les Echos reported that France's Competition Authority was pressuring telecommunications regulator Arcep to consider breaking up France Telecom in order to stop the company from establishing an anti-competitive dominance in the fiber optic networks business. Without citing sources, the newspaper wrote that the competition authorities suggested that Arcep consider splitting France Telecom's network and commercial services operations. According to press reports, the competition authorities also suggested that Arcep review competition in the overall French fiber market within 18 months, and that Arcep should prepare a plan to separate France Telecom's service and infrastructure arms. France Telecom's share price declined 10% between February 16 and March 16 (see chart 1). In response, CEO of France Telecom Stephane...

Companies mentioned in this report are:
- AT&T Inc.
- Orange
- Belgacom S.A.
- TeliaSonera AB
- Koninklijke KPN N.V.
- Telefonica Europe B.V.
- Portugal Telecom International Finance B.V.
- Elisa Corp.
- Telenor ASA
- Telefonica Emisiones S.A.U.
- Verizon Wireless Capital LLC

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- AT&T Inc.
- Orange
- Belgacom S.A.
- TeliaSonera AB
- Koninklijke KPN N.V.
- Telefonica Europe B.V.
- Portugal Telecom International Finance B.V.
- Elisa Corp.
- Telenor ASA
- Telefonica Emisiones S.A.U.
- Verizon Wireless Capital LLC

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