Orange loses deputy CEO Pierre Louette - report

(Telecompaper) Pierre Louette, Orange deputy CEO and group general secretary, is reportedly going to leave the company soon, after joining as executive vice president and general secretary in 2010. The news, based on information gathered by La Lettre de L’Expansion, has not been confirmed by Orange. …read more

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Orange loses deputy CEO Pierre Louette - report

(Telecompaper) Pierre Louette, Orange deputy CEO and group general secretary, is reportedly going to leave the company soon, after joining as executive vice president and general secretary in 2010. The news, based on information gathered by La Lettre de L’Expansion, has not been confirmed by Orange. …read more

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French operators agree deal with govt to improve LTE coverage, obtain spectrum licence extension

(Telecompaper) Telecom regulator Arcep announced that the government has reached an important agreement with mobile network operators to enhance the quality of LTE services in France and extend coverage, particularly across rural areas and on the road/railway network. Under the deal, operators have agreed to accelerate the deployment of LTE over the next three years, committing to reach quality obligations monitored by the regulator. In exchange, they have obtained a spectrum licence extension for 900/1800/2100 MHz frequencies, with no change to the current annual licence fees. …read more

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Disney board to lose Facebook's Sandberg, Twitter CEO

(Telecompaper) Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey are not up for re-election for Disney’s board of director, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a regulatory filing. Disney’s AGM is set for 8 March. In addition, Disney’s longtime lead independent director, Orin Smith will be retiring this year. Disney’s board will elect a new lead independent director when it meets after the annual meeting, a company spokesperson said. One more board member, Robert Matschullat, is stepping down because he has served for 15 years, the maximum tenure. …read more

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