Arnaud Montebourg wants Bouygues Telecom to merge with another operator

by bold-lichterman

A social plan of 1,500 to 2,000 jobs is under study

After the failure of Bouygues in its attempt to get its hands on SFR, its parent company Vivendi having preferred the offer of Numericable-Altice, Arnaud Montebourg wants to marry the third telephone operator in France and avoid isolation in a more competitive sector, at a time when a social plan of 1,500 to 2,000 jobs is under study according to the newspaper Le Monde, ie 16 to 23% of the total workforce of the subsidiary.

“It’s pretty amazing that in a growing industry we have social plans. We are maintained at four operators who compete more and more harsh to the detriment of employment ”estimated the Minister of the Economy yesterday at the end of the day on the sidelines of a trip. “The government has been fighting for two years to obtain the consolidation of the sector and the strengthening of businesses. It is perfectly possible today for two operators to merge and Mr. Bouygues is perfectly able to imagine solutions with others than SFR. I invite him to do so, he knows it, I told him, ”he added.