For the companies, it is under the unified Neuf Cegetel mark that the services are proposed. It is a footbridge of services between ADSL, Fixed telephony and integrated Mobile telephony which is proposed.
Neuf Cegetel was created the May 11th 2005 by the fusion of Cegetel and Neuf Telecom . The August 16th 2005, Neuf Telecom and Cegetel obtained the green light of the authorities of competition to their fusion. The August 22nd 2005 is made up the Neuf Cegetel group and its visual identity, whose president is Jacques Veyrat and the managing director Michel Paulin. SFR is from now on the majority shareholder of the new group with a little more than 40% of the capital.
March 3rd, 2006, on complaint of the UFC That To choose, the Court of Nanterre condemned in first authority the Neuf Telecom company for various illicit and abusive clauses contained under its general terms. The judgment was posted on the site of Neuf Telecom during one month.
June 29th, 2007, the French authorities gave their agreements for the repurchase of T-Online France which manages the operator Club Internet for 500 million euros…
In addition, according to the press, Neuf Cegetel would have put the hand on two small firms of télécoms: Tradingcom, which makes trading of minutes (for approximately 2 million Euros) and Ozone, specialist in WiFi on Paris, for approximately 10 million Euros. These acquisitions were not confirmed yet by the company.
History of Neuf Telecom
See also: Last nines (company)
History of CegetelCegetel (General Company of Telecommunication) was created in 1996 by Vivendi like holding intended to gather its activities of French telecommunications. The group was present in mobile telephony (head office of SFR, created in 1988), fixed telephony for the private individuals and the professionals (7 of Cegetel, launched in 1998), telecommunications of companies (Cegetel undertaken), access Internet (AOL France), the radiomessagery (TamTam), it deployed the electronic network of the vital card (the social Network health), had 50% of the capital of Telecom Development, the network telecom builds by the SNCF along the ways of railroad, and managed its own centers of calls gathered within a named company " Cegetel Service".
The Cegetel holding became, in 2000, " Group Cegetel" , then took, in 2003, the denomination " Group SFR-Cegetel". On this date, Cegetel became only the mark of the fixed activities of the group.
In less than 8 years, SFR-Cegetel multiplied its turnover by 30, thanks to an internal growth " except norme". By its turnover and its financial value, SFR-Cegetel appeared among the first 40 French groups. The group gathered 8000 more paid and he is the only European telephone operator to preserve positive margins at the time of the crisis of growth of the sector of the télécoms 2001-2003. Its development was the communication object in the French, German and American universities. A Case business was created. This growth was the subject of research in doctorates of management.
SFR-Cegetel will have been also one of the technological pioneers in mobile telephony with the mark SFR, and in the fixed telephony dérégulée with the marks Cegetel and the " 7" . After the sale of AOL, the group became also Fournisseur of access to Internet under the Cegetel mark and thus proposed several fixed prices of access to Internet by ADSL since 2004 by proposing tariffs among low of Europe.
After the fusion of Cegetel with its subsidiary company network Telecom Development in 2003, SFR-Cegetel became the first private operator of fixed telecommunications in France. It was with France Telecom and LDCom one of the rare operators to be had his own network, the other alternative operators being satisfied to rent capacities with the 3 integrated operators.
The Cegetel group had initially like shareholders: CGE (General Company of Water) become Vivendi with 44%, Mannesmann (15%), SBC (15%), British Telecom (26%), and Vodafone was present directly at the capital of SFR with 20%, Cegetel controlling 80% of the capital of its subsidiary company. In 2003, after having repurchased the share of BT and having amalgamated Cegetel Groups with SFR, Vivendi took 55,8% of the capital of SFR, Vodafone keeping 43,9% after the integration of Mannesmann and the repurchase on behalf of SBC. In 2005, SFR repurchases the share of the SNCF in Cegetel to amalgamate the company with Neuf Telecom (ex-LDCOM). Neuf Cegetel was placed on the stock market, SFR remaining majority shareholder.
The first President of the SFR-Cegetel Group was Jean-Marie Messier, which will then leave to its place with Philippe Germond Managing director. Philippe Germond will become in addition President of International Vivendi Telecom, which gathered the participations of Vivendi in various operators, of Vivendi Universal Net and DG of Vivendi Communication. The last president of the SFR-Cegetel Group was Frank Esser, in addition always president of SFR.
The SFR-Cegetel group disappeared on May 11th, 2005, at the time of fusion between its subsidiary company Cegetel and Neuf Telecom, which became Neuf Cegetel. A spin off then took place, between SFR and the fixed activities, ex-Cegetel, become Neuf Cegetel.
History of AOL
See also: America Online
History of Club Internet
See also: Club Internet
Local balance sheetIn 2003, SFR-Cegetel was selected under the three French companies most dynamic and most appreciated as regards industrial relations policy.
- 40,5% : SFR (it even held to 56% by Vivendi and 44% by Vodafone), the 2nd mobile telephone operator in France with 35,8% of market share, 17,3 million customers and 7,3 billion euros of turnover.
- 29,5% : Group Louis Dreyfus, 20 billion dollars of turnover in the international trade, the transformation of agricultural produce and energy, the armament maritime, production of agglomerate, forestry development and real
- 21,5% : Public
- 7,5% : Others: Robert Louis-Dreyfus (0,7%), BLR BV Groupe Wendel (4,0%), Artemis (0,5%), FEEDS Partners (0,7%), Goldman Sachs Funds (1,0%) and BC Partners (0,7%)
- 1,0% : Paid
100% : AOL France SNC
- 100% : Club Internet (T-Online France)
- 100% : LDCollectivités
- 100% : Fiberoptics Defense (FOD)
- 100% : AMSE
- 100% : Médiafibre
- 100% : Erenis
- 100% : Ozone
- 100% : Tradingcom
- 67% : Wengo
- 62,46% : Multi-media Jet
- 51% : Efixo
- 25% : Iridescent
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