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Orange quietly launches WiFi foray

French telecoms operator Orange has quietly launched a WiFi pilot in SA, in a move that marks another step towards its ultimate ambition of becoming a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO). Yesterday, as part of a media event hosted by Orange’s business arm Orange Business Services (OBS), in Cape Town, ITWeb journalists were transported from … Continue reading

Orange aims to meet mobile broadband demand in Africa

BARCELONA, Spain – Africa is poised for explosive subscriber growth, and mobile broadband services will play a significant part in Orange’s operations in the market, said Marc Rennard, the France-based company’s executive vice president for Africa, Middle East and Asia. Rennard, who was speaking exclusively to FierceWireless:Europe at the Mobile World Congress trade show in … Continue reading

Launching the 2014 MVNOs World Congress

Preparations for the 2014 MVNOs World Congress are well underway and we are delighted to announce new sessions and new speakers. New focus for next year includes: Enterprise MVNOs  – delivering innovative services and cost-effective connectivity to the enterprise Emerging Markets for MVNOs – which new markets are opening up to MNVOs?  Focus China, Saudi … Continue reading

Ripe for the picking

Can Orange succeed in SA? This year saw the commercial entry of French telecommunications company Orange into SA, and, while the operator has expressed a long-term ambition of launching as a fully fledged operator in the country, analysts are dubious as to the viability of another player in an already saturated and highly competitive market. … Continue reading

FNB respond to MVNO speculation

First National Bank (FNB) are thought to be in discussions with mobile operator Cell C over becoming a functioning mobile virtual network operator (MVNO). No concrete statements have been made with regards to the reports, and Virginia Magapatona, head of corporate communications for FNB, gave very few details in her statement on the matter.

Orange ups ante with Nashua deal

The French telecommunications company is expanding its presence in South Africa by signing a deal with Nashua Mobile. And it says it still plans to launch a mobile virtual network operator to take on Vodacom, MTN, Cell C and 8ta. By Duncan McLeod. Orange is expanding its presence in South Africa after signing a deal … Continue reading

Former Orange Austria CEO considers new MVNO

Former Orange Austria CEO Michael Krammer is considering launching a discount MVNO in Austria. In an interview with DiePresse.com, Krammer said that a final decision would be made in the summer. The EC approved the sale of Orange Austria to Hutchison 3G Austria (3 Austria) on the condition that 3 Austria opened its network to … Continue reading

Spanish MVNO Jazztel ups price war with cash-to-switch offer

The hectic price war underway in Spain took another turn following a move by MVNO Jazztel to offer its Internet customers a cash bonus to subscribe to a mobile contract. The company, which uses Orange Spain’s network, said that it plans to mimic offers typically made by energy providers by crediting customers with €200 to … Continue reading

Orange launches unit to move into new markets

Orange has launched a new subsidiary called Orange Horizons to try and tap new business opportunities in countries where the Group is not already present as a leading telco. Orange aims for the projects to provide a new source of revenue for the Group and improve customer loyalty across its footprint without the need for … Continue reading

Orange Spain acquires Simyo MVNO

In a move aimed at strengthening its position in the Spanish market, Orange has acquired the Spanish operation of MVNO Simyo. The MVNO, which is already hosted on Orange’s network in the country has around 380,000 subscribers, was previously owned by Dutch operator group KPN. A source close to the deal told Telecoms.com that Orange … Continue reading