Starting in 2007, AOL will provide the content and manage online advertising sales for all of Neuf Cegetel's Internet portals. AOL and Neuf Cegetel will share advertising and other revenue from the sites. The French version of AOL will continue to operate. Together, the two companies' sites attract about 9 million unique visitors per month, according to Time Warner.
As long as the authorities in France don't have objections to the acquisition, the deal will go off next month. Eventually, this may result in the AOL name all but disappearing within their borders.