|France, Free Telecom
Israel, Golan Telecom
|Xavier Niel, Maxime Lombardini, Michaël Boukobza, Arnaud de Bermingham, Angélique Berge|
|Revenue||€3.7 billion (2013)|
Number of employees
|Subsidiaries||Free, Free Mobile, Golan Telecom|
Iliad S.A. is a French provider of telecommunication services. It is based in Paris and its operations comprise fixed and mobile telephony services, prepaid phone cards and internet access providing and hosting services. The company was founded by Xavier Niel in 1990.
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On August 1, 2014, Iliad SA publicly announced a bid to acquire a 56% stake in the United States wireless carrier T-Mobile US for US$16 billion. The bid came amidst reports that competing carrier Sprint Corporation, owned by Japanese firm Softbank, was planning its own US$24 billion merger.
As of the end of 2012, the company was active in over 35 countries.
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