Iliad SA, through its subsidiaries, provides Internet access and telecommunication services in France. It operates in two segments, Broadband and Traditional Telephony. The Broadband segment includes Internet service provider operations, hosting services, call center operations, Wimax activities, and operations related to the rollout of the fiber-to-the-home optical fiber network. The Traditional Telephony segment comprises switched fixed-line telephony, resale of airtime to operators, directory services, and e-commerce operations. As of March 31, 2009, the company had 4,337,000 ADSL subscribers.
PARIS, May 15 (Reuters) - Iliad, the French
telecoms group behind the popular "Free" brand and whose
low-cost offers have shaken up competition within the sector,
posted a slight rise in first-quarter sales and slightly raised
its spending targets.
French telecoms entrepreneur Xavier Niel is to buy a majority stake in eir, Ireland’s former state telecoms monopoly, in a 650 million-euro ($770 million) deal that takes his listed company Iliad (ILD.PA) into its second foreign market, Reuters reported.