Orange backs out of Iliad network share talks

first_img Iliad’s French unit Free Mobile was dealt a blow by Orange after it terminated discussions on a mobile network sharing deal due to differences in 5G deployment visions.In a statement, Orange said talks with Free Mobile commenced in late 2020 following the close of a 5G spectrum auction. It explained it called a halt due to “a divergence in deployment strategy”.Orange added the quality of its network “is a priority”, citing figures from regulator Arcep which placed it at the top of this metric for the past decade.The operator also targeted delivering fibre connectivity to “two-thirds of the 24 million connectable homes that have already been built” in France.In November 2020, Reuters reported Iliad CEO Thomas Reynaud had indicated the company was interested in agreeing a network sharing deal with Orange, stating it would bring parity with rivals SFR and Bouygues Telecom, which had a partnership covering 70 per cent of the population.Orange and Free Mobile have a national roaming agreement which runs until end-2022. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore1 29 JAN 2021 Previous ArticleTelia reveals revamp to boost infrastructure assetsNext ArticleEricsson warns on China reprisal risk from Huawei ban Author Las grandes operadoras europeas ponen condiciones a las RAN abiertas Yanitsa Boyadzhieva Yanitsa joins Mobile World Live as a Reporter based in London. She has more than 5 years’ experience at various media outlets in her home country Bulgaria. She started her career as a political reporter, followed by taking editor roles… Read more Relatedcenter_img Orange makes secure cloud pact for French market Español Home Orange backs out of Iliad network share talks Orange Ventures injects €30M into new fund Tags Orangelast_img read more

‘Swing Low, Sweet Chariot’ faces ban from English rugby

first_img Watch: I wanted to rip Jean’s head off – Jaque FourieSA Rugby MagUndo  1342  50 The Rugby Football Union has announced that it will be conducting a review into the singing of ‘Swing Low, Sweet Chariot’, due to the song’s links to slavery.The song is somewhat of an anthem at Twickenham and is routinely seen and heard with lyrics reproduced on walls at the stadium and sung from the stands, but now the song may be banned owing to its links to slave labour.Its full history goes back much further, though, dating to its credited author Wallace Willis – a freed slave from 19th century Oklahoma. It became a popular spiritual song in the early 20th century and was popularised again among folk musicians during the civil rights movement of the 1960s.An RFU spokesperson told The Guardian: ‘The RFU has stated we need to do more to achieve diversity and we are determined to accelerate change and grow awareness.‘The Swing Low, Sweet Chariot song has long been part of the culture of rugby and is sung by many who have no awareness of its origins or sensitivities. We are reviewing its historical context and our role in educating fans to make informed decisions.‘Systemic change must be made at all levels so that we can become truly reflective of our wonderfully diverse society. We can no longer rely on black role models at the elite level speaking out, we must join together to become better and to support every member of the sport and recreation community.’This comes after England star Maro Itoje told the Daily Mail he felt the lineage of the song – which has come under the microscope before as a potential tool of cultural appropriation – was ‘complicated’.ALSO READ: Racism still rife in sportPhoto: Getty Images Twickenham Stadium AlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ World Cup-winning Bok quartet in Eddie Jones’ all-time XVMaverick coach Eddie Jones has named his Test dream team made up of players he has worked with throughout his illustrious career.SA Rugby MagUndoLoans | Search AdsLooking for loan in Hong Kong? Find options hereLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCNAHow is life for Cambodian boy linguist after viral fame?CNA|SponsoredSponsoredUndoShop Bras Online | Search AdsBrilliant Bra and Panty Sets (take a look)Shop Bras Online | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoGoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndo熱門話題對肚腩脂肪感到後悔!試了在萬寧賣的這個後…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Posted in English Premiership, Lions Tour, News, Six Nations, Test Rugby, Top headlines, World Cup Tagged england, england rugby, RFU, Swing Low, Twickenham ‘ 熱門話題不要被酵素騙了!在萬寧賣的「這個」直接針對脂肪…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAaron Smith names South African as greatest World Cup scrumhalfSA Rugby MagUndoJapan-based Kiwi player: I hope to never experience this againSA Rugby MagUndoLife Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘Swing Low, Sweet Chariot’ faces ban from English rugbycenter_img ‘ BuzzAura16 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every DayBuzzAura|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Post by SA Rugby magazine Published on June 19, 2020 ‘ ‘ Shop Bras Online | Search AdsTake a Look at These Bra and Panty SetsShop Bras Online | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘last_img read more