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The giants behind the startups: meet Orange Fab

Starting up in the tech world is a daunting experience. Some make it into incubators or accelerators to get that extra nudge on the way to success. Offering such guidance is a win-win situation: while startups get help, big groups stay on top of the innovation race. Meet Orange Fab France, the accelerator of the […]

Orange, star of the CAC40 in 2014

Orange, star of the CAC40 in 2014

Having suffered in the past, 2014 proved to be Orange’s year…at least on the CAC40. Orange posted the most impressive share price turnaround in 2014, posting a 60% jump in their share price over the course of the year.  As CEOs of listed companies often spend a disproportionate amount of their time, Stephane Richard had cause […]

With 10 million subscribers, 4G starts to win over France

With 10 million subscribers, 4G starts to win over France

  After a healthy start 18 months ago, 4G has begun to seduce the French public, with 10 million users now signed-up.  The uptake of 4G was historically fast, with users taking to 4G 10 times faster than they did with 3G. Although Europe clearly trailed the US the roll-out of 4G, clearly things are […]

Airfrance partners with Orange on project to expand wifi on its flights

Last year, Airfrance-KLM rolled-out a very limited launch of wifi on its flights – Paris.New York (Air France) and Amsterdam-Panama (KLM) at a price of 10.95 eur for one hour and 19.99 eur for connectivity for the entire flight. Presumably, the first experiment proved to be enough of a success for them to establish a […]

Starting this fall, Orange to offer two free tech-focused MOOCs

Orange continues to broaden its digital reach, announcing that it will be making its first forays into the MOOC space. Starting in September, Orange will launch two free MOOCs focusing on digital technology. To target a broader population with this initiative, Orange has teamed-up with Pôle Emploi (France’s unemployment agency). The first course will focus on […]

After winning out on SFR, Numericable buys Virgin Mobile

After coming out on top in the negotiations for SFR, Numericable announced Friday that it is also entering into exclusive negotiations to purchase Virgin Mobile. According to Carphone Warehouse Group, 46% owners of Virgin Mobile’s France holding company Omer Telecom, the transaction would be valued at around 325 million euros. Carphone Warehouse Group, looks to […]

Orange working on their own HDMI key to rival Google’s Chromecast

The success of Google’s Chromecast HDMI has sparked the interest of Orange. So much so that, according to l’Opinion, they’re currently working on a ‘similar but different’ model of heir own. No word yet as to what the key differences will be. Chromecast was launched in France in mid-March. While Google hasn’t announced sales figures […]

Mobile World Congress Day 1 Highlights – Connected Living, Samsung, Mobile Connect & Zuckerberg

The king of all mobile trade events got underway yesterday in Barcelona. Each year the Mobile World Congress (MWC) seems to get bigger and more unwieldy than the last, but it remains one of the tech world’s can’t miss events. It’s hard to ignore though how major shifts in the mobile ecosystem have fundamentally changed […]

Orange releases Le Bloc, a connected wireless video projector to access your digital life

We’ve covered the last Hello Show from Orange back in November and at the time they promised to bring us the Bloc, a connected mobile video projector for the home. This surprised many back then as it was Orange’s first stab at their own hardware and while the concept was strikingly promising we were left […]

Spain is now Orange’s 3rd largest market as it overtakes Vodafone; eyes Telefonica

Although Spain’s difficult economy has proved troublesome for many companies operating there, Orange’s Spanish fortunes continue to grow. With 14 million customers, Orange has again outperformed the Spanish market to establish itself as the #2 mobile and fixed telco in the Spain. This now puts Orange just ahead of Vodafone (whose Enterprise business Orange has […]