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France Telecom ‘will not sell’ Polish network
16 March 2012
Orange denies Polish reports of plans to sell Telekomunikacja Polska’s fixed line network
France Telecom Orange has rejected reports from Poland claiming its local subsidiary Telekomunikacja Polska is planning to sell its fixed-line network. France Telecom holds 49.8% of the capital in former state-owned monopoly operator.
Citing industry sources, Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita had reported that the French operator was evaluating potential investor interest for a possible acquisition of TP’s fixed-line network.
TP declined to comment on the report, but a France Telecom official told French news agency AFP: “Our review of our European portfolio is completed. We don’t have a plan to sell our fixed-line operations in Poland.” GTB
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