This excerpt taken from the FTE 20-F filed May 2, 2008.
The main acquisitions and divestitures of France Telecom are described in the Notes to the consolidated financial statements under Note 4 Main acquisitions and disposals of companies and changes in scope of consolidation.
In addition, on January 15, 2008, France Telecom signed an agreement with the Brazilian group Docas for the sale of the entity indirectly holding its 25% interest in Intelig, the alternative fixed-line telephony operator for national and international long-distance calls in Brazil. Completion of the sale is subject to authorization by the Brazilian telecommunications regulatory authority.
Furthermore, on March 5, 2008, France Telecom announced the acquisition of 100% of Cityvox, one of the leading Internet media groups, number one in France for local sites and a specialist in online outings and leisure news. This acquisition is in line with Oranges strategy to develop its Internet services and the audience on its portals, consolidating its current position in France as number three for audience and number one for advertising on the web(1).
(1): Sources: Nielsen/Netrating, January 2008, TNS Media Intelligence, IAB: advertising investments in million euros
This excerpt taken from the FTE 20-F filed Jun 25, 2007.
The main acquisitions and divestitures of France Telecom are described in the Notes to the consolidated financial statements under Note 4 Main acquisitions and disposals of companies and changes in scope of consolidation, Note 35 Subsequent events and Note 37 Supplemental Disclosures.
In addition, in March and April, 2007, France Telecom acquired licences in three African countries to develop mobile telecommunications and internet activities under the Orange brand: a mobile and internet licence in the Central African Republic; a mobile license in Guinea Bissau, granted to Sonatel; and a mobile license in Guinea, formerly held by the operator Spacetel, purchased by Sonatel for a renewable term of 15 years. The commercial activities of the new Orange subsidiaries in these countries are scheduled to start before the end of 2007 (before mid-2007 in Guinea Bissau).