PARIS French telecom operator Orange (ORAN.PA) said on Friday that rival telecom group SFR (SFRGR.PA) had lost a lawsuit against it over fibre optic network coverage, confirming a report on the website of newspaper Le Parisien.
Le Parisien reported that SFR was seeking more than 3 billion euros ($3.36 billion) in damages over access to infrastructure for network coverage. Instead, the court ruled that SFR must pay 300,000 euros to cover the trial costs, Le Parisien said.
A spokesman for Orange confirmed Le Parisien story.
SFR declined to comment. The court could not be immediately reached for comment.
(Reporting by Mathieu Rosemain; Writing by Ingrid Melander. Editing by Jane Merriman)