Orange-Bouygues Talks Said Slowed by Asset Sales to Rivals

  • Iliad, Numericable-SFR in discussions to buy some operations
  • Deal would reduce French telecom carriers to three from four

Orange SA’s talks to buy the phone business of Bouygues SA are hung up on terms for the sale of network and spectrum assets to rivals, potentially delaying any agreement beyond the end of March, people familiar with the negotiations said.

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