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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Orange and NuRAN sign US$395m network-as-a-service deal for DRC

DRC – Canadian leading supplier of mobile and broadband wireless infrastructure solutions NuRAN has signed a contract with Orange to build a network for it and other operators in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Under the deal, Québec-based NuRAN will build 2,000 new solar-powered towers over the next 40 months throughout DRC, serving up to 10 million people. “The social and environmental impact as well as our commitment to sustainable development embodies NuRAN’s mission and vision to connect the world, one connection at a time,” Francis Létourneau (pictured), CEO…

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Terra Mauricia and Kibo Fund consortium exit Orange Madagascar

MADAGASCAR – After ten years supporting Orange’s growth on the Malagasy market, a consortium of minority investors led by Terra Mauricia and Kibo Fund divested in January 2021 its 16% stake in Orange Madagascar. The earliest operator in the Malagasy telecom market, Orange has become a dominant player in voice and data services for both individuals and businesses, and a leading financial service provider with its subsidiary Orange Money Madagascar. From 2005 to 2010, the company became the market leader with more than 2 million subscribers and maintains a 60%…

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Orange partners Côte Ouest Audiovisuel to supply network access in West Africa

WEST AFRICA – Orange International Carriers, the wholesale arm of Orange Group, is partnering with Côte Ouest Audiovisuel to supply network access and content delivery services in West Africa using its Media Delivery Boost (MDB) solution. This deal introduces a new value proposition that facilitates TV and Over-The-Top (OTT) content delivery using the Orange CDN. As a new customer for Orange CDN, Côte Ouest Audiovisuel can now distribute its content to all its subscribers, replacing the satellite delivery that was previously used. It allows Côte Ouest Audiovisuel to offer a…

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