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“Big Business” N°98: Cursed competition!

2022-09-22T15:03:28.176Z

EXCLUSIVE LETTER SUBSCRIBERS - Martin Bouygues' group is definitely unlucky with the independent authorities.



Dear subscribers,

It would be necessary to write the novel of the misadventures of Martin Bouygues with the independent authorities.

In the space of a decade, we no longer count the number of occasions in which the group's projects have been thwarted.

Remember, in 2011, the tremendous anger of the boss against the entry conditions of the fourth operator, Free, on the mobile market in France with the famous roaming contract concluded with Orange at the time.

Martin Bouygues then had no harsh enough words against the Telecoms Regulatory Authority (Arcep).

“I have the feeling of having fallen into a trap”

, had for example declared, with his inimitable verb, Martin Bouygues to the deputies in 2014.

Since then, the Bouygues group has regularly run into trouble with the competition authorities.

I do not claim to be exhaustive, but I remember a few episodes.

In 2014, it was the risk of a veto by the Competition Authority on a merger between SFR and Bouygues which justified…

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Source: lefigaro

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