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Orange finally joins effort to bring 3G and 4G to Paris metro

After holding out due to its concerns over RATP’s high fees, Orange have finally signed on to bring its 3G and 4G services to Paris’ metro system. Bouygues and SFR accepted to join the effort last year, so with Orange finally coming on board, the vast majority (roughly 75%) of metro commuters will be covered […]

4G off to a roaring start in France

4G off to a roaring start in France

1.5 million.  That’s the number of mobile customers that have jumped to 4G in just a little over a month. After struggling for some time to respond to Free’s shakeup of the mobile market just under two years ago, France’s established telco giants are responding more adeptly as of late. While they all moved to […]

Home, Health & Payments – Orange CEO Stephane Richard’s 5 big announcements

Home, Health & Payments – Orange CEO Stephane Richard’s 5 big announcements

Positioning themselves as the Open Innovation leader Orange has just announced several initiatives to establish new platforms of innovation. Stéphane Richard himself took the stage at the Orange Hello Show to make some very bold announcements on how will Orange take advantage of its global presence and expertise in mobile networks to push new services […]

How to reach a global audience and get Orange as your first client

  We have previously covered Orange Fab – the insanely attractive acceleration program for US based startups. The first season of the program has just finished and Orange is already preparing to launch Season 2 with applications opening in just a few weeks from now. During the first season over a 100 companies applied, of […]

Doubling its market share in just one year, Free continues to shake up France’s telco market

Last week, Iliad, Free’s parent company, announced some very big results, proving that despite Orange’s, SFR’s and Bouygues‘ fairly effective response to Free’s entry into mobile, Free’s momentum isn’t slowing.  If anything, it looks to be picking up steam.  Some of the big highlights were – a doubling of its market share to 10% in […]

Dailymotion-Vevo syndication deal expands beyond US to Europe

Coming hot on the heels of Orange’s announcement that they’ve decided to put an additional €30 million in Dailymotion comes the news that the YouTube rival is picking up the pace of its efforts to expand its footprint outside of France. According to an article featured in The Next Web, Dailymotion’s syndication partnership with VEVO, […]

Orange reinvents money in Africa via Mobile

Orange launches the first mobile to mobile transfers in Africa. It will be available in three countries : Mali, Senegal and Côte d’Ivoire. The service, called Orange Money Transfer International (OMTI) will allow users to transfer money simply from mobile to mobile. Every year, about 200 million Euros are transferred between the three countries. According […]

Orange announces its 5-point SmartCities program to help transform cities

One of the key drivers of growth outlined in Orange’s Conquest 2015 plan is leveraging digital technology to help support the transformation of cities. With all the modern challenges faced by today’s urban areas, including optimizing power supplies and transport, improving quality of life for inhabitants and attracting business and tourists alike, Orange believes their […]

Orange’s boss Stéphane Richard to stay on as CEO for now

The last week hasn’t been the best one for Orange’ boss Stéphane Richard. The first shoe dropped early last week when it came to light that Richard was detained by the police for questioning in the never-ending Tapie affair. Then came news later in the week that Richard was officially put under investigation for fraud over […]

Orange bets big on NFC, but will it pay off?

“Name one other technology that took 10 years to take off?” One skeptical colleague said to me over dinner when I told them I had just come from Orange’s NFC Awards which took place yesterday. The Awards ceremony concluded a six-month competition which saw 212 NFC projects submitted, of which the top 20 were invited […]