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Orange attacks ‘anticompetitive’ SA operators

Orange, the giant French telecommunications operator that wants to launch a full-service mobile virtual network operator in South Africa, has accused some of the country’s mobile operators – specifically naming Vodacom and Telkom Mobile – of behaving anticompetitively by engaging in activity

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Eaton buys Kenya towers, raises $195m

Eaton Towers has inked a deal with Telkom Kenya to manage the operator’s 1 000 base stations. Under the 15-year management and leasing deal, Eaton will maintain Telkom Kenya’s existing sites and build new ones. The deal extends Eaton’s partnership with France’s Orange, which controls

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Orange ups ante with Nashua deal

Orange is expanding its presence in South Africa after signing a deal with Nashua Mobile in terms of which the French telecommunications giant will establish a brand presence in the independent cellular service provider’s retail stores. The move comes six months after Orange made

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‘Broke’ Telkom Kenya in dire straits

The Kenyan government may have to inject Ksh6bn (R700m) into troubled fixed-line operator Telkom Kenya, according to Kenyan media reports. France’s Orange owns 51% of the company. Telkom Kenya has requested a total of Ksh13,9bn (R1,6bn) from government and Orange, saying it needs the cash to pre-empt a deepening

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Orange in Africa IT services push

Orange Business Services, the IT services arm of giant French telecommunications operator Orange, is gearing up to help South African multinationals wanting to expand on the continent to do so. Jean-Luc Lasnier, GM for Orange Business Services in the

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Orange outsources towers

France’s Orange has signed a deal to allow tower operator IHS to oversee more than 2 000 of its towers in the West African markets of Côte d’Ivoire and Cameroon. Though Orange will continue to own the towers, IHS will manage them for the next 15 years Surplus space on

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TalkCentral: Ep 75 – ‘Regardant vers le sud’

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

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SA to get another music streamer

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

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Inside Orange’s SA expansion plans

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

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Orange denies link to eXpansys website woes

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

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