France Telecom is studying the possibility of offering its customers ADSL Internet access services without having to contract a telephone line.
According to a report published in the newspaper Les Echos, the incumbent Frenchman analyzes the possibility of supporting the Internet access service on the mobile network.
By combining the two services, France Telecom also plans to provide a common voice offer. According to the newspaper, it will be using a digital voice communication protocol that allows integrating ADSL access and mobile telephone services, offering voice and data.
The newspaper also reports on the evolution of a lawsuit brought by Club Internet against France Telecom. The Internet subsidiary of German T-Online is asking the incumbent for damages of 50 million euros for damages, following the prices charged by its Internet arm – Wanadoo – before 2002.
It is recalled that the Internet subsidiary of France Telecom was already fined by the European Commission after it considered that its Internet offer, before 2002, had a lower price than the costs.
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