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French telecommunications firm Orange has partnered with utility company Engie to convert its main datacentre in Africa, GOS or Groupement Orange Services, to solar power. The immediate implication is that the telco will reduce its carbon footprint in the Ivory Coast. This follows an Energy-as-a-Service deal signed between Orange and Engie in December 2021, to...

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Orange, France’s biggest telecommunications operator, said on Wednesday it would find a successor to its chairman and CEO Stephane Richard by 31 January after a Paris appeal court convicted him of complicity of misuse of public funds. Richard’s conviction is a big blow for the former high-ranking civil servant, who has always denied any wrongdoing. The...

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US-based cloud computing multi-tech Oracle and French telecom Orange have announced that they have signed a collaboration agreement as part of a joint plan to accelerate cloud-led digital transformation in West Africa. Under the agreement, the two companies will assess plans to build Oracle Cloud regions using Orange’s infrastructure in Senegal and Ivory Coast. The companies also announced...

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Liquid Intelligent Technologies and Orange recently announced a new partnership to leverage each other’s existing networks in Africa, allowing them even greater access and opportunity to build their businesses throughout the continent. This partnership will give Liquid access to Orange’s extensive network in West Africa, including the new Djoliba network. Likewise, it will give Orange...

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French telecommunications firm Orange, together with the German Development Cooperation, have unveiled a new Orange Digital Centre in Abidjan, an ecosystem entirely dedicated to the development of digital skills and innovation. Spread over 1200 sq.m for Côte d’Ivoire, the Orange Digital Centre brings together the four strategic programs of the Orange group, namely: a coding...

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From Botswana, Orange Money has collaborated with local content streaming platform UPICtv to support the country’s arts industry by facilitating mobile money payment for subscriptions. Launched last year by Botswana Fibre Network (BoFiNet), UPICtv is a streaming subscription service available at P50.00 per month, down from the original launch price of P75.00. According to BoFiNet...

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Pending new electronic payment service regulations have prompted Orange Botswana to assimilate Orange Money as a subsidiary. The new reserve bank regulations, enforced by the Bank of Botswana, will govern the licensing and operations of electronic payment service providers in the country. In addition to technology system specifications, including the use of fraud monitoring tools...

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In agreement with its local partners and during the Board of directors meetings of its subsidiaries, Orange (www.Orange.com) has appointed the following CEOs for three of its subsidiaries in Africa and the Middle East: Patrick Benon (currently CEO of Orange Botswana) has been appointed CEO of Orange Cameroon, replacing Frédéric Debord – Board of directors meeting on July 13th 2021 Frédéric...