Birth of electrical telegraphy
Birth of electrical telegraphy
On 14 February, Alexander Graham Bell lodges the first telephone patent
Creation of CNET (Centre national d’études des télécommunications – French telecommunications research center), responsible for R&D in the field of telecommunications and the origin of Orange Labs
Development of the first fiber optics
Break-up of ATT (American Telegraph and Telecom), the beginning of global deregulation
Launch of the Radiocom 2000 service, the first car telephone
Mobile radio communications company Itineris launches its services on GSM
Launch of Orange in the United Kingdom, which revolutionizes the market, in particular with per-second billing
Launch of Wanadoo: Internet for all
Launch of OLA, a consumer mobile telephone service in France
Acquisition of the mobile telephone operator Orange, a brand created in 1994
Global first: surgical operation performed remotely by a surgeon located in New York on a patient in Strasbourg, using our very high-speed réseaus
Orange is the first operator in France to launch TV over ADSL, with the first TV decoder, and TV over mobile
Orange becomes the single brand for mobile, TV, Internet and digital services in our main markets
Deployment of solar-powered mobile base stations, which represent an element of the sustainable-development policy
Worldwide first launch of Mobile HD Voice in Moldova
Inauguration of the new LION submarine cable in Reunion, continuation of the high-speed Internet development strategy in the Indian Ocean
Acquisition of 4G licenses in France
Landing in Brittany of the new ACE (Africa Coast to Europe) submarine cable, which will link France to South Africa and serve 23 countries
In France, France Télécom fixed-line becomes Orange
4G is launched in eight countries: France, Romania, Moldova, the United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Belgium, the Dominican Republic and Mauritius
In France, Orange deploys consumer 4G services in Paris and 50 other towns and cities
Hello Show, the conference that presents all the Group innovations
The Group celebrates its 20th anniversary with the launch of Futureself, a unique digital experience
Orange signs a new eight-year partnership with the Confederation of African Football (CAF)
Mobinil in Egypt, Mobistar in Belgium and Meditel in Morocco become Orange
Orange Gardens, the Orange Innovation Campus, is inaugurated in the presence of French President François Hollande
Orange launches banking services via Orange Bank
Orange Foundation is 30 years old
Orange subsidiary Cyberdefense is inaugurated
Burkina Faso, Liberia and Sierra Leone become Orange
Support program created for women entrepreneurs.
With #FemmesEntrepreneuses, 100 female start-up founders or co-founders receive personalized support throughout France.
10 years of Orange Money
Orange Money celebrates its 10th anniversary. Ten years after its launch in 2008, this mobile money service has more than 40 million customers and is available in 17 countries.
Three acquisitions: data, Cloud and healthcare.
Business & Decision to strengthen data analysis and governance. Basefarm to support our cloud computing strategy in the enterprise sector. Enovacom to enrich our healthcare offer.
Content: OCS celebrates 10 years!
OCS becomes a key player in the French audiovisual sector, with nearly 3 million customers and four themed channels: OCS Max, OCS City, OCS Choc and OCS Géants.
Africa – Orange Energy solar kits.
Available in seven countries: the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Madagascar, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Senegal and Burkina Faso.
Construction of the Normandie 2 green data center. Like its predecessor in Val-de-Reuil, the latest data center will be eco-efficient, resilient and secure, helping us to manage the steep growth in data hosting needs.
Work starts on a new Orange “Centre-Val de Loire” data center scheduled to open year-end 2020.
Orange raises awareness about responsible digital uses.
Orange is the first operator to speak out about the risks of digital technology in a communications campaign covering 27 countries.
Orange, European leader in cybersecurity.
Orange acquires SecureData to increase its international reach and expertise in cybersecurity.
New Engage 2025 strategic plan.
Reinvent Orange’s operator model. Accelerate in growth areas. Place data and AI at the heart of our innovation model. Build a future-facing company together.
New headquarters for Orange Middle East and Africa.
Located in Casablanca Finance City Tower (CFC), the building receives the international “LEED Gold” certification from the World Green Building Council.
Purpose signed into the company’s bylaws.
“As a responsible partner, Orange gives everyone the keys to a responsible digital world” was approved at the 2020 Annual Shareholders’ Meeting.
32 Orange Digital Centers to reduce the digital divide.
We’re planning to open an ODC in each of the Group’s regions and 7 operational divisions in France by 2025.
Launch of 5G in 2020.
Already deployed in several countries, 5G is essential for boosting competitiveness and development by opening the door to new uses for businesses and consumers.
Orange Bank celebrates three years in France, one in Spain.
Orange Bank offers an account, an app, a bank card…
Djoliba: submarine cable extends connectivity across West Africa.
Based on a terrestrial fiber optic network coupled with undersea cables, Djoliba offers secure connectivity to and from Africa.
New recycling offers to accelerate our circular economy adoption.
The “RE” program launches in France in October 2020 promoting recovery, recycling and reconditioning of mobile phones.
Creation of TOTEM, our European TowerCo.
Accelerating our strategy to optimize, develop and capitalize on our mobile assets to create greater value