Orange

Orange/Bouygues merger off as talks fail

The potential merger between French telcos Orange and Bouygues is off after months of negotiations drew to a close with no agreement in place.

Orange pledges €15bn FTTH and LTE investment by 2018

Orange has pledged to spend more than €15bn on upgrading fixed and mobile infrastructure across Europe, and says there’s still “so much more to come” from LTE, according to Deputy CEO Gervais Pellissier.

Orange accelerates Africa push with Airtel acquisitions

Just a day after announcing the acquisition of Cellcom Liberia Orange has continued its strategic push into the African market by snapping up Bharti Airtel’s operations in Burkina Faso and Sierra Leone.

Swisscom joins global M2M association

Swisscom has been confirmed as the newest member of the Global M2M Association (GMA), joining a variety of operators looking to advance M2M and IoT telecoms services globally.

Orange celebrates first Q2 growth since 2011

Orange has said its 1H 2015 results have seen a return to form for the operator, pointing at pan-European growth in mobile and fixed broadband. 2015 saw revenue growth in Q2 for the first time since 2011 for the operator.

Polls

With Amazon and Google launching smart home initiatives, have the telcos missed out on their chance to cash in on this market?

  • Yes, Google and Amazon will now dominate this space (65%, 40 Votes)
  • Consumers won't have made up their mind (19%, 12 Votes)
  • No, Google and Amazon will not be able to replace the telcos in the mind of the consumer (16%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 62

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