Orange says SFR lawsuit over fiber optics network coverage dismissed

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Posted: Jun 16, 2017 2:45 PM

PARIS (Reuters) - French telecom operator Orange said on Friday that rival telecom group SFR had lost a lawsuit against it over fiber optic network coverage, confirming a report on the website of newspaper Le Parisien.

Le Parisien reported that SFR was seeking more than 3 billion euros ($3.36 billion) in damages over access to infrastructure for network coverage. Instead, the court ruled that SFR must pay 300,000 euros to cover the trial costs, Le Parisien said.

A spokesman for Orange confirmed Le Parisien story.

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SFR declined to comment. The court could not be immediately reached for comment.

(Reporting by Mathieu Rosemain; Writing by Ingrid Melander. Editing by Jane Merriman)