Didier Casas, Secretary General of Bouygues Telecom, takes over from Pierre Louette, Deputy CEO of Orange, head of the French Federation of Telephones.
The French Telecoms Federation (FFT), which defends the interests of operators Orange, Numericable-SFR and Bouygues Telecom (Free is not one of them) as well as several virtual mobile operators, has found a new manager with Didier casas, general secretary of Bouygues Telecom.
He takes over from Pierre Louette, Deputy Managing Director at Orange. The vice-presidency will be held by Jérôme Yomtov, secretary general of Numericable-SFR. The FFT is thus emerging from a crisis that almost cost it its existence, Patrick Drahi, head of Numericable-SFR having threatened to leave it.
With three operators out of four and part of the MVNOs, the FFT saves its legitimacy, at the cost of a reduction in its workforce and the contributions requested from members, observes Le Figaro.
The new president of the FFT will meet members of the government this week, including the Minister of the Economy Emmanuel Macron, to discuss issues of the end of the white areas and fiber deployment.