Proximus and Orange resume work on network sharing

Belgian service providers Proximus and Orange are fully resuming preparations for the implementation of a mobile access network sharing agreement that had been held up by the intervention of Liberty Global-backed rival Telenet. At the beginning of January, the Belgian competition regulator, in a procedure initiated by Telenet requesting interim measures, gave the telecom regulator […]

Orange sees TV base rise, but competition in key markets intensifies

Orange saw its global TV base rise in the last quarter of 2019, but the company faced increased migration to low-cost offers in its core French and Spanish markets. Orange had 9.952 million IPTV and satellite TV customers at the end of last year, up from 9.847 million at the end of the previous quarter […]

Free to launch next-generation box ‘within weeks’

French service provider Free plans to launch a new version of the Freebox, its flagship device and major focus of its presence in subscribers’ homes, in the next few weeks, according to CEO Thomas Reynaud. Interviewed by French financial daily Les Echos, Reynaud said that Free planned to launch the Freebox V8. Reynaud said that […]

Telekom Romania ups prices

Deutsche Telekom’s Romanian business, Telekom Romania, has announced a blanked price increase across all of its services. Across its fixed and mobile services, prices will rise by RON2 (€0.42) per month as part of what the company says is “the need to remain economically viable.” This is the third such price increase from the operator […]

Altice launches new tech-focused TV channel on SFR and Orange

Altice France has launched a new TV channel based on its technology news website 01net. The channel, 01TV, is available on the TV service of Altice-owned SFR and also on Orange’s service. The TV channel enables viewers to follow reports by the 01net editorial team live and also on catch-up TV. The channel started airing […]

Orange sets out strategic plan amid merger speculation

Orange has set out its strategic plan for the next five years, Engage 2025, with a focus on offering etail and wholesale customers enhanced connectivity, strengthening its leadership in more open and higher-valued infrastructures, making ake Orange MEA the reference digital operator in Africa & the Middle East and placing data and AI at the […]

Orange launches operator-branded 5G smartphone

Orange has launched what it describes as the industry’s first operator-branded 5G smartphone in Europe, tested on its 5G networks for early adopters.  The Neva Jet smartphone will initially be available on existing networks 3G and 4G networks in select markets, starting with Poland. It will then be available on Orange’s commercial 5G networks across […]

Altice France in new deal with Orange for catch-up and BFM Business

Orange has signed a new distribution deal with Altice France’s for BFM Business and digital services associated with its other channels. The agreement will see Orange distribute the business channel, which was not available via its TV boxes, along with the digital services associated with BFMTV, RMC Story, RMC Découverte, BFM Business, BFM Paris, BFM […]

New football season boost for Orange’s Spanish TV numbers

The launch of the new football season pushed Orange’s TV numbers in Spain into positive territory in the third quarter, with the operator adding 47,000 new TV subscribers compared with a loss of 41,000 in the second quarter. The operator also added 79,000 broadband customers, as compared with 71,000 for the previous quarter, along with […]

Orange launches next-generation box in France

Orange has unveiled its latest-generation set-top box and gateway for the French market, the Livebox 5, which the operator says addresses the growing internet usage of its customers and their need to share bandwidth within the home. The fibre-dedicated box, which does not require a separate fibre ONT, can deliver up to 2Gbps of bandwidth […]

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