Tag Archives: Orange

Ethiopia receives 12 bids for two telco licenses

Ethiopias communications regulator announced that it has received twelve bids for the two telecom licenses it intends to grant to multinational mobile companies, breaking the state monopoly. Th regulator stated that nine bidders are telecom operators and two non-telecom operators, and one submission was incomplete. Bidders consist of Etisalat, Axian, MTN, Orange, Saudi Telecom Company, [...]

Orange Group planning to extend its footprint in Africa

International telco, Orange Group, is planning to extend its already substantial African footprint in highly profitable markets of Nigeria and South Africa. From its early period as Frances national telecom operator, Orange Group has been spreading its wings and is already present across Europe, The Middle East and Africa. According to the Chief Executive Officer [...]

Orange rolls out mobile money service in Morocco

Orange Morocco has launched Orange Money in the country to enable mobile users to make payments and transfer money using their phones.  Morocco becomes the 18th country in the Africa and Middle East region of Orange to offer the Orange Money solution. Orange Money allows every mobile user, regardless of their telecom operator, the possibility of having a [...]

Orange signed deal with SES to boost its network

Connectivity in Central Africa will receive a major boost as Orange will be the first global telecom operator to blend satellite-based revolutionary terabit-scale O3b mPOWER communications system into its network. The move is to support the growing demand for connectivity in Africa. Orange is on track to adopt the SESs Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellite [...]

Orange to roll out 3G-featured phones in MENA Countries

Orange has partnered with KaiOS Technologies and UNISOC to introduced affordable 3G-featured phones in 16 MENA countries. Those 16 countries are Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central Africa Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte dIvoire, Egypt, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Jordan, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Sierra Leone, and Tunisia. The phones called Sanza phones and driven by KaiOS Technologies. Sanza is presented [...]

Burkina Faso to introduce 4G soon

French telecoms operator Orange has secured Burkina Faso’s first 4G licence and has had its 2G and 3G permits renewed as the West African country looks to catch up with continental counterparts on service rollout. Ben Cheick Haidara, managing director of Orange Burkina, said the operator agreed to pay a total sum of CFA80-billion (US$138-million) [...]