Cablecom head eyes "all options" regarding Swiss Orange: paper

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Posted: Oct 30, 2011 8:28 AM

ZURICH (Reuters) - The head of internet, telephone and TV provider Cablecom said he was looking at all options when asked about whether his firm might buy mobile phone provider Orange Switzerland, a unit of France Telecom SA, a newspaper reported on Sunday.

Cablecom chief Eric Tveter told the newspaper SonntagsZeitung: "We're looking at all options. I'm not in a position to comment on a possible deal."

When asked whether he was interested, he said: "Yes, but my answer is: We're looking at all options."

France Telecom wants to sell its Swiss and Austrian operations, deals which could bring in some 2 billion euro ($2.83 billion) , according to analysts.

(Reporting by Catherine Bosley; Editing by Helen Massy-Beresford)