Showing posts with label Iliad. Show all posts
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Monday, February 17, 2020

IIiad Group picks Nokia for 5G in France and Italy

IIiad Group has selected Nokia to roll out 5G networks across France and Italy. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Iliad has 17 million subscribers across both countries. Nokia has worked closely with IIiad Group in France since 2012 and in Italy since 2018 on the rollout of both 3G and 4G, now adding 5G networks to its portfolio.

Specifically, Iliad Group will install Nokia’s newest radio access technology, AirScale, to capitalize on early 5G networks whilst supporting 4G/LTE and 5G in the same radio access system.

Thomas Reynaud, IIiad Group’s CEO, said: “We want to offer our customers the best possible 5G experience and that is why we have chosen to strengthen and accelerate our relationship with Nokia as we enter the 5G era. Nokia’s innovative 5G technologies and solutions will enable us to launch quickly and efficiently, delivering a superior network performance whilst also securing us against future challenges.”

Tommi Uitto, President of Mobile Networks at Nokia, commented: “We are delighted to continue our long-standing relationship with IIiad to roll out 5G networks across France and Italy and build out a world-class network for businesses and consumers alike. The radio technologies will give Iliad the flexibility to quickly and smoothly launch a future-proof 5G network."

Monday, January 21, 2019

Iliad acquires majority stake in Jaguar Network

The Iliad Group has acquired a 75% stake in Jaguar Network for EUR 100 million. Kevin Polizzi, Jaguar Network’s Founder, remains the company’s Chief Executive Officer and has
retained a 25% stake.

Jaguar Network, which is based in Paris, operates data centers in Marseille and Lyon, along with a private fiber network extending 7,000km across France and neighboring countries.

https://www.jaguar-network.com/corporate

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

France's Iliad to acquire Ireland's Eir for €3.5 billion

Iliad, the fully-integrated operator in France with nearly 20 million subscribers, has agreed to acquire eir, the Irish telecommunications and broadband carrier, for approximately €3.5 billion.

eir, which was formerly the state-owned telecom monopoly in Ireland until 1999 (Telecom Eireann), is currently owned by an investor group including Anchorage Capital Group, L.L.C, Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP, GIC, and management.

The offer from Iliad is backed by NJJ Group, the private investment firm of telecoms investor and operator Xavier Niel, who is a prominent French businessman.  Niel is the founder of and owns 52% of Iliad where he serves as Deputy Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer. Under the deal, NJJ will own 32.9% of eir. Iliad SA will own 31.6% of eir. Shareholders Anchorage Capital Group and Davidson Kempner will retain a combined 35.5% share in the company, respectively 26.6% and 8.9%.

eir had revenue of €1.3 billion and earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortisation of €520 million in the financial year to June 30, 2017. eir has about 32% share of the retail fixed broadband market in Ireland. Its share of the retail mobile market is about 18%.

Some additional notes about eir's operations in Ireland as of 30-September-2017:

  • 1,061,000 total mobile customers
  • 48.5% of customers are on postpay contracts
  • eir has approximately 96% LTE coverage
  • Strong momentum in FTTH connections - 12,000 connections, 72% of customers new to eir
  • 1,700,000 premises passed with fibre, including 80,000 of the 300,000 rural premises 
  • 551,000 fiber broadband connections, 61% of total broadband base
  • 896,000 total broadband connections, up 42,000 or 5% year on year 
  • 25% of customers now on triple or quad play bundles
  • eir Vision TV service has a customer base of 71,000 customers, up 17,000 year on year


Iliad, which operates under the "Free" brand, had nearly 13.4 million mobile and 6.5 million broadband subscribers as of 30-September-2017. Its market capitalisation is approximately €12 billion.

Xavier Niel, Iliad and NJJ Telecom Europe, said: "eir is an essential part of the Irish economy and we have closely followed its transformation over the last five years through the excellent work of its team. We are a long-term investor in the telecoms sector and bring global knowhow to eir. In our businesses in France, Monaco and Switzerland we have consistently delivered investment in infrastructure, while driving down prices for consumers.

Carl Leaver, Chairman of Eircom Holdings (Ireland) Limited, said: “Today marks an important milestone for eir, our customers and indeed for Ireland itself. Iliad and NJJ Telecom Europe bring a wealth of global telecommunications experience which will be of huge benefit to eir and its customers. Coupled with the continued involvement of our existing shareholders, Anchorage Capital and Davidson Kempner, the company is well positioned to continue its operational transformation, underpinned by sustained investment, innovative products and services and improved financial performance”.

The acquisition requires regulatory consent from the government of Ireland and the EU.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Iliad's revenues rise 6.6% yoy - growth indicators in France

Iliad reported strong financial results for the first nine months of 2017 as its number of 4G subs and FTTH customers across France continued to rise.

Iliad's consolidated revenues rose 6.6% year on year in the first nine months of 2017, to €3,710 million. During that period, revenues for Broadband and Ultra-Fast Broadband climbed 4.7% to €2,087 million and Mobile revenues advanced 9.0% to €1,630 million.

Some highlights:

  • 250,000 new mobile subscribers during the latest quarter – the net growth being fully attributable to the €19.99/month Free Mobile Plan
  • Iliad now serves a total of 7.4 million 4G subscribers at September 30, 2017, with average monthly data usage of almost 7 GB
  • Iliad's 4G users have an average download speed of 37 Mbps
  • Added 64,000 new FTTH subscribers in the latest quarter for a total of nearly 500,000 subscribers.
  • Ongoing deployment of 4G frequencies, with 1,100 sites newly equipped to use 1,800 MHz, 100 new sites equipped for 700 MHz and 560 sites for 2,600 MHz. Iliad's 4G network now covers more than 84% of the French population. 
  • Iliad's 3G network now has a total of 11,300 sites, representing an increase of over 1,000 during the quarter.


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Iliad's Online launches cloud service based on Cavium ThunderX

Web hosting provider Online, a wholly-owned subsidiary of French telecom company Iliad Group, announced the commercial deployment of server platforms based on Cavium's ThunderX workload-optimised processors as part of its Scaleway cloud service offering.

Online offers a range of services to Internet customers worldwide including domain names, web hosting, dedicated servers and hosting in its data centre, and with several hundred thousand servers deployed is one of the largest web hosting providers in Europe.

For the deployment, Online is using dual socket, 96 core ThunderX based platforms as part of the Scaleway IaaS cloud offering. The Scaleway cloud platform is supported by Ubuntu 16.04 OS, including LAMP stack, Docker, Puppet, Juju, Hadoop and MAAS, and also provides support for standard features of the Scaleway cloud including flexible IPs, native IPv6, Snapshots and images.

Cavium's ThunderX products offer a 64-bit ARMv8-A based server processor designed for data centre and cloud applications. The devices feature custom cores, single and dual socket configurations, and high memory bandwidth and memory capacity. The products also include hardware accelerators, integrated high bandwidth network and storage IO, virtualised core and IO functionality and a scalable high bandwidth, low latency Ethernet fabric.

ThunderX products are compliant with ARMv8-A architecture specifications, as well as with ARM's SBSA and SBBR standards, and supported by major OS, hypervisor and software tool and application vendors.

Earlier in the year, Cavium announced it was collaborating with Microsoft to evaluate and enable a range of cloud workloads running on its flagship ThunderX2 ARMv8-A data centre processor for the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.


As part of the partnership, the companies demonstrated web services on a version of Windows Server developed for Microsoft's internal use running cloud services workloads on ThunderX2. The server platform was based on Microsoft Project Olympus open source, hyper-scale cloud hardware design.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

France's Iliad Bids US$15 Billion for 56% Stake in T-Mobile US

Iliad submitted a proposal to T-Mobile U.S. to acquire 56.6% of the company's outstanding shares for $15 billion, or $33 per share.

Iliad said it is making the offer because the T-Mobile is a disruptive competitor in the large and attractive U.S. mobile market.  Unlike a contemplated Sprint + T-Mobile combination, Iliad does not believe there will be any regulatory hurdles to its proposal.

Iliad currently has about 8.6 million mobile subscribers under its "Free" brand in France.

http://www.iliad.fr/en/presse/2014/CP_310714_Eng.pdf

Monday, March 10, 2014

Iliad Saw Big Jump in 2013 in France

Iliad reported consolidated 2013 EBITDA of €1,204 million, up 31% over 2012, as profit for the period jumped by just over 42% to €265 million.

Some key indicators:

  • 13.7 million subscribers (landline and mobile)
     
  • Revenues up by nearly 19% to more than €3.7 billion
     
  • 24% of revenues reinvested in 2013, representing the largest capital expenditure program in the industry 


  • Landline business: Ongoing development of the Group's profitable growth model. With 276,000 net adds and a net add market share of 35%, in 2013 the Group was France's leading recruiter of broadband subscribers for the second year in a row, despite a fiercely competitive environment. Landline revenues climbed by almost 8% year on year to €2,498 million and EBITDA advanced 13%.
  • Mobile business: 2.8 million new subscribers, the highest number of net adds among French mobile operators in 2013. This sharp increase in Free Mobile’s subscriber base drove up the Group’s market share to 12% at December 31, 2013, less than two years after its mobile offerings were first launched. Revenues generated by the mobile business surged 50% year on year to €1,261 million, representing a third of the Group's total revenue figure. In line with its strategy of enhancing its commercial offerings, Free proposed numerous innovations in 2013, including roaming services in Portugal, the launch of Femtocells, 4G services and a rental offer for smartphones. 

 http://www.iliad.fr/en/finances/2014/CP_100314_Eng.pdf