Browsing: France Telecom

The year is barely two weeks old and the technology space is already crazy-busy. In the second TalkCentral podcast of the new year, your hosts Duncan McLeod and Craig Wilson bring you another packed episode in which we look at the investment plans for France Telecom’s Orange in South Africa

South Africa’s online streaming music market has gone from nowhere to crowded in a matter of months. This week, another online music service, France’s Deezer has been launched — or “soft-launched”, according to a company source. France’s Deezer, which enjoys a close

Orange, the mobile arm of France Telecom, is entering South Africa’s cellular communications industry with the intention of launching a fully fledged virtual mobile network operator (MVNO) with one of the country’s network providers. However, the launch of the MVNO is not imminent

Orange has denied there is any link between the closure of local online e-retailing website and the France Telecom-owned mobile operator’s decision to partner with eXpansys in the UK to sell electronics goods to South Africans. was operated by the

The first phase of the US$700m (about R6bn) Africa Coast to Europe (Ace) submarine telecommunications cable has gone live, with the section between France and São Tomé and Príncipe now carrying data traffic. The project is being led by French telecoms giant France Telecom-Orange. The second

Indian telecommunications company Bharti Airtel says it now has more than 60m active users in Africa. It added 10m subscribers in less than 12 months and says this growth has helped make it the fourth largest mobile operator worldwide and Airtel one of the largest players in Africa. The company

The US$700m Africa Coast to Europe (Ace) project to lay a high-capacity, 5,1Tbit/s submarine cable between France and SA is making good progress, with news late this week that the system has landed in Côte d’Ivoire in West Africa. The cable, which is co-owned by

French telecommunications giant Orange, a subsidiary of France Telecom, is in talks to buy SA IT service company Business Connexion (BCX), three separate industry sources have told TechCentral. Neither company is commenting, but it raises

Orange Kenya is set to become the second telecommunications operator in the East African nation to roll out fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) services. Its plans follow Wananchi Group’s FTTH project