Les antennes de Free Mobile continuent de déranger. Les rêves de grandeur de Xavier Niel, Enquête. Xavier Niel débriefe pour FrenchWeb le lancement de Free Mobile. The Man Who Set France Free - Tech Europe. AFP/Getty Images Niel: Free is the culmination of a decade of lobbying PARIS—Mobile phone prices rarely incite emotion.
How France’s Free will reinvent mobile. Updated: Xavier Niel, the maverick founder of Iliad, the company behind Free.fr broadband service, is about to redefine the mobile landscape, perhaps as early as tomorrow, when he launches the much-talked about Free Mobile.
In doing so, he will redefine what the idea of a carrier in the 21st century is, thanks to a radical new approach. Utilizing a blend of Wi-Fi, HSPA+ 3G, femtocells and its all-fiber backbone, Free will offer unlimited voice, texting and data over the mobile networks; just bring your own iPhone. But before I get into the details of his new company, let me back up and tell you about Iliad and Free.fr. Set it Free.fr. [Free Mobile] Les réactions de Jacques-Antoine Granjon et Marc Simoncini.