Orange inaugurates digital center in Abidjan

CÔTE D’IVOIRE –  French multinational telecommunications corporation Orange and the German Development Cooperation are inaugurating an “Orange Digital Center” in Abidjan, an ecosystem entirely dedicated to the development of digital skills and innovation, attended by the highest political and administrative authorities from Côte d’Ivoire Spread over 1,200m2 for Côte d’Ivoire, the Orange Digital Center brings together the four strategic programs of the Orange group, namely: a coding school Orange Digital Academy, a FabLab Solidaire – part of the Orange Foundation’s digital manufacturing spaces, an Orange Fab start-up accelerator and Orange Ventures Africa, the…

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Orange picks Ericsson for mobile money in Africa

AFRICA – Orange Middle East and Africa is set to deploy Ericsson’s Mobile Financial Services solutions across fourteen of the countries in its Orange Money footprint. Starting with Senegal, Ericsson’s solutions will be rolled out in phases and once operational will provide a more agile and compliant IT architecture to enhance performance in managing the flow of transactions. In addition, by strengthening Orange’s core mobile money platform, Ericsson will help promote financial inclusion and economic development across the continent. “Stable, secure, reliable and compliant mobile financial services are fundamental to…

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2Africa Consortium announces new cable branches

SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA – The 2Africa consortium, comprising of China Mobile International, Facebook, MTN GlobalConnect, Orange, Saudi Telecom Company, Telecom Egypt, Vodafone and WIOCC, has announced the addition of four new branches to the 2Africa cable. The branches will extend 2Africa’s connectivity to Seychelles, the Comoros Islands, and Angola, and bring a new landing to south-east Nigeria. The new branches join the recently announced extension to the Canary Islands. 2Africa, which will be the largest subsea cable project in the world, will deliver faster, more reliable internet service to each country…

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Orange expresses interest for stake in Ethio Telecom

ETHIOPIA – French multinational telecommunications company Orange has submitted an expression of interest to participate in the ongoing partial privatization of Ethiopia’s Ethio Telecom firm for an undisclosed value, Ethiopia’s ambassador to Paris has revealed. Henok Teferra Shawl said in a tweet Orange had “formally submitted an interest to participate in the partial privatization of @ethiotelecom.” In June 2021, Ethiopia launched a tendering process for the proposed sell-off of a 40% stake in the state-owned carrier Ethio Telecom to private investors, part of the government’s broader plan to open up the Horn…

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Orange Côte d’Ivoire launches US$415m investment fund to support innovative startups

CÔTE D’IVOIRE – Orange Côte d’Ivoire, a telecommunication company, has launched a €350 million (US$415m) technological investment fund to promote the growth of innovative startups in the fields of networking and information technology, digital industries, and cybersecurity. This fund, known as Orange Venture, was announced during an information session and aims to target startups that provide solutions to the Ivorian market’s fundamental challenges as well as promote the emergence of future technological champions at the service of the transition to a more digital and responsible world. The fund’s administrators emphasize…

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Orange Egypt to provide SODIC’s customers with value-added services

EGYPT – Orange Egypt, a telecommunications services provider, has signed a cooperation agreement with Six of October Development and Investment Company (SODIC), to provide a variety of services that keep pace with the technological updates and development needed for residential compounds’ customers. The services will provide them with value-added services that will contribute to the development of the real estate market and its lifestyle. The agreement entails the provision of Orange Triple Play services; “high-speed Internet, IPTV and landline services”, in addition to the provision of IoT, Smart Homes, and…

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Orange, AXA Assurance acquire controlling stake in health-tech company DabaDoc

MOROCCO – Orange Middle East and Africa and AXA Assurance Maroc have acquired a majority stake in DabaDoc, a Moroccan health-tech company digitalizing access to healthcare in Africa.  The financial terms of the transaction, announced Monday, have not been disclosed. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2021.  “DabaDoc, a leading health-tech platform in Africa, is supporting the digital transformation of healthcare professions,” Zineb Drissi-Kaitouni, co-founder and CEO of DabaDoc, said.  “Orange’s investment in DabaDoc and AXA’s renewed investment will strengthen DabaDoc’s growth ambitions through Orange and AXA’s presence in Africa and the Middle East.…

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Orange to reduce carbon print with deployment of solar solutions in Africa

AFRICA – Orange, a multi-service telecoms operator, is set to deploying solar solutions across Africa and Middle East, an initiative to avoid using generators that run on fossil fuels that emit CO2. Innovative solar solutions are at the forefront of Orange’s. This is in-line with their goal to reduce the organisation’s carbon footprint to zero by 2040. Across the region, many of the company’s sites are not connected to the electricity grid and when they are, the quality of the grid often requires alternative backup solutions. To avoid using generators…

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Orange Egypt to provide TRIPLE PLAY services networks in Mountain View residential projects

EGYPT – Orange Egypt, telecommunications service provider, and Mountain View, a real estate developer in Egypt, have signed a cooperation agreement to provide TRIPLE PLAY services (telephone, television and high-speed internet) over fiber to the home networks in Mountain View residential projects; namely October Park and Chill Out Park projects. Mountain View has chosen Orange Egypt as one of the leading companies in establishing and operating integrated communication networks within compounds whereas Orange’s strategy works on combining its strength in mobile services along with its expanded expertise in digital and…

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Orange S.A. and GIZ partner to launch a digital centre in Ethiopia, 3rd in MEA region

ETHIOPIA – GIZ, a German development agency, Orange, Ethiopia’s Ministry of Innovation and Technology  have partnered to launch the Addis Ababa Orange Digital Centre, an ecosystem that is entirely dedicated to digital skills and innovation. After launches in Tunisia and Senegal, Ethiopia will be home to the third Orange Digital Centre in Africa and the Middle East. Occupying a space of 500m2, it is the first centre in East Africa that will operate as a strategic network, allowing experiences and expertise to be shared between countries and offering a simple…

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