The Autorité de la concurrence has lifted the restrictions placed on Altice, imposed when its subsidiary Numericable acquired the mobile network SFR.
Telenet has formally closed the acquisition of Coditel Brabant BVBA and its subsidiary Coditel Sarl, together SFR Belux.
Altice has dropped the Numericable brand in Luxembourg in favour of SFR.
Numericable has approached the French competition authority to challenge the terms of its distribution agreement with Canal+ and CanalSat, Les Echos reported Friday.
Altice has acquired the exclusive rights to the English Premier League, depriving Canal+ of one of its key assets.
French operator Numericable-SFR is dropping the Numericable and Virgin brands in order to bring all activities in France under the SFR brand.
Eurosport has disappeared from the Numericable network following last week’s court decision that allows the Discovery-owned network to be restricted to the Canalsat package.
UPDATE: John Malone’s Charter Communications has entered into an agreement purchase Time Warner Cable (TWC) in a deal that values the latter at $78.7 billion.
Numericable-SFR says it plans to speed up its deployment of both fibre and 4G services.
Vivendi has completed the sale of its 20% stake in Numericable.