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Canada: France may enter Canadian telco market through Orange

 |  December 3, 2013

As France telecom conglomerate Orange is looking to expand in overseas markets, reports say the company is mulling an entry into Canada, whose wireless market is worth $20 billion.

Reports say Orange’s arm Orange Horizons, established to explore new markets, held “exploratory talks” with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission and other various industry regulators.

Reports say Orange’s tentative entry in the Canadian market may not falter as US-based Verizon Communications’ efforts did earlier this year, as Orange is not looking to make major spectrum investment buys. Rather, sources say the company is looking to launch a “mobile virtual network operator” which bypasses the need for owning spectrum or infrastructure.

Full Content: The Globe and Mail

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