Boycott of Orange

Saturday April 15, 2023, Côte d’Ivoire – Early this morning, Tiemoko Antoine Assale, director of the satirical weekly “L’Eléphant déchaîné,” went live on Facebook calling for the boycott of Orange and MTN, two prominent telecom operators in the region, from the 15th to the 18th of April. Deputy Assale is the only one out of 255 committed to […]

Network fee

Meta Platforms on Thursday voiced its strongest criticism to date of a push by EU telecoms operators to get Big Tech to foot additional network costs, saying this would not solve their financial problems and also ignores tech companies’ hefty investments. Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefonica, Telecom Italia and other operators have lobbied for two decades […]

There is no clear winner in the french telecom sector. Yet one operator may be ahead in the race. It is not over yet. Telecom wars are more of a marathon, and the french telecom scene is no different. While Orange is a legacy name with significant backing and funds, SFR is still doing well. […]

Eu EYes Big Tech

The European Commission on Thursday launched a consultation on the future of Europe’s telecoms sector, starting a process that could lead to requiring Alphabet’s Google, Apple, Meta Platform and Netflix to pay some network costs. The move by the EU executive followed more than two decades of lobbying by Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefonica, Telecom Italia […]

European Telecoms’ Advertising Venture

Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefonica and Vodafone’s plan to take on Big Tech with their own advertising joint venture is set to win unconditional EU antitrust approval, people familiar with the matter said. The joint venture marks the telecoms sector’s first attempt to take on Meta and Alphabet’S Google in the lucrative online advertising sector and […]

European joint venture

As technology experts and enthusiasts, you know something serious is going down in European Union (EU) when four of its telecom giants join hands to develop the advertising venture of a lifetime. Germany’s Deutsche Telekom, France’s Orange, Spain’s Telefónica, and the UK’s Vodafone dominate the telecom industry in their respective countries. Deutsche Telekom, for example, […]

EU Wants to Cut Red Tape

The European Commission wants to cut red tape and costs to help Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telecom Italia and other telecoms operators roll out fast-speed 5G, according to a Commission document seen by Reuters. The EU executive, which wants all Europeans to have access to gigabit connectivity and 75% of EU companies to use cloud infrastructure […]

Orange on Friday named Christel Heydemann its new chief executive, making her the first woman to lead France’s biggest telecoms operator amid a revamp of its governance. A former graduate of France’s elite engineering school Polytechnique, 47-year-old Heydemann will replace Stephane Richard from April 4 at the helm of the state-controlled group after a court […]