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Apple Orange exclusive iPhone deal toast in France

Apple’s exclusive deal with France Telecom’s Orange for iPhone distribution in the country has been provisionally suspended by French competition authorities.

Orange France plans to fight the suspension as it attempts to retain exclusive rights for distribution of the Apple handset.

France Telecom’s Orange said the decision by the competition council is “serious” and endangers commercial partnerships between telecom operators and telephone equipment companies, such as the one it secured with Apple, reports Dow Jones.

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