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Digi to acquire Orange-MásMóvil surplus assets

Digi has reached a preliminary agreement with Orange-MásMóvil to acquire the so-called remedies, the surplus assets from the merger. This move may pave the way for the EU approval of the merger, still under the EC scrutiny and valued at over €18 billion. If acquired, Digi says it will invest around €2 billion over the […]

November 30, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

France: Orange launches satellite offer

Orange is expanding its range of connectivity offerings in France and now includes satellite in its technology mix, alongside fibre, ADSL, 4G and 5G Home. This new Satellite offer from Orange is aimed at customers who are not eligible for fiber and those with ADSL speeds of less than 8 Mbps. It is marketed through […]

November 16, 2023

Orange: €26m FTTH non-compliance fine

French telecom regulatory body Arcep has sanctioned telco Orange, fining it €26 million for non-compliance with the first deadline of its FTTH commitments in the AMII zone, which comprises private initiatives in moderately dense zones. Orange has responded by planning to take the State Council to court in order to overrule a sanction it deems […]

November 9, 2023From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Orange Q3 revenue up 1.8%

Orange has reported that revenues for Q3 2023 were €10.99 billion, an increase of 1.8 per cent, or €194 million, year on year (compared with +2.6 per cent in Q2 and +2 per cent in H1). Revenue growth in the quarter was driven by retail services, which grew by 3.8 per cent, or €304 million […]

October 24, 2023

Orange launches Livebox 7 by powered by SoftAtHome

Orange France has launched the Livebox 7, a leap forward in home connectivity that combines enhanced performance and eco-friendly features. Developed in collaboration with SoftAtHome, a premier software provider, the Livebox 7 is Orange’s pinnacle home gateway, with up to three repeaters being made available for a truly smart home Wi-Fi. Leveraging Wi-Fi 6E, Wifi’ON […]

October 23, 2023

DZS, Orange fibre partnership

DZS, a specialist in access, optical and AI-driven cloud software solutions, has successfully completed the first phases of a live pilot solution deployment of DZS’ Velocity fibre access portfolio within the operator’s production network in Poland. Orange is the largest FTTH service provider in Europe with over 13 million residential, business and campus subscribers. “DZS […]

October 17, 2023

Spain: Telcos demand EU merger flexibility

Spain’s three largest telcos – Telefónica, Vodafone and Orange – have urged the EU for a more flexible legal framework that eases mergers in order to face the substantial investments needed in the sector. In a conference organised by El Economista, the president of Telefónica Esoaña, Emilio Gayo, said that the current legislation “is obsolete, […]

October 16, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Orange Luxemburg improves Home LAN experience with SoftAtHome

SoftAtHome, an independent software company for broadband, video, and analytics, has announced that its products Wifi’ON and Eyes’ON are powering the new Orange Luxemburg Fibre-based Livebox and Wi-Fi booster. Deployment of the new Home Gateway and the repeater is scheduled for the second quarter of 2023. With the continued deployment of fibre and the launch […]

October 3, 2023

Vantiva selected by Orange Belgium

Vantiva, formerly known as Technicolor, has partnered with Orange Belgium to design and deploy the Livebox, their latest generation DOCSIS 3.1 hybrid fiber coaxial (HFC) gateway and its Wi-Fi 6 extender booster. The Livebox will also enable Orange Belgium to launch a new Boost Giga offering at 1Gbps with 95 per cent nationwide coverage by […]

June 30, 2023

EC warns on Orange, MásMóvil merger

The European Commission is concerned that the merger between Orange and MásMóvil will reduce competition and increase prices. This is the preliminary conclusion of the probe carried out by the EC on the impact on the Spanish telco market. Now the companies may make submissions on how they will mitigate the impact, before the EC […]

June 27, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid