Friday , April 16 2021

Orange accelerates its multi-service operators strategy in Africa



Democratize digital access

In telephony as in many other people, Africa has jumped a technological step by moving directly to the mobile phone. Prospects for smartphone market are explanatory. It is estimated that at least 660 million Africans (compared to 336 million in 2016) should have a smartphone by 2020[1].

There are several explaining factors in this development, where Orange (www.Orange.com) has been fully relocated: developing a mobile payment (through the Orange Money service), a growing mobile internet service & Strongly (14 orange 4G) and more affordable prices to ensure maximum accessibility.

At this last point Orange continues to innovate today by engaging with KaiOS Technologies for democratic digital access in Africa.

In early 2019, Orange & African customers will have a new category of smart phones that run KaiOS Technologies KaiOS operating system, which creates a new ecosystem of products and digital products at a price very attractive.

In addition, customers will be able to use the Google Digital Assistant – Google Assistant – in French, English and Arabic to help overcome language and literacy barriers.

The first product to launch will be a 3G "smartphone" feature and will follow a 4G version later this year. These new phones will provide access to applications such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google Search, Google Maps and Google Assistant. These smartphones will have advanced features that are similar to those with smartphone at an affordable price.

This offer will be available in every country where the Group is present.

Quality courses that are accessible to everyone everywhere

From all digital revolutions, e-learning, undoubtedly, is one of the most structured for Africa. Online education will train the millions of professionals that need the continent to take control of their development.

Orange aims, through its "African Digital School" program is to move its infrastructure, access and expertise to help Africa meet the challenge of training young people, especially in digital professions.

The first partners of this program are the main French institutions, such as CNED (https://oran.ge/2zRPeng) and the University's Technology Institutions, and the Open Source Classrooms start (https://oran.ge/2OH9Zrw) on for computer courses.

Today, Orange announces a new partnership with the Virtual Tunis University, a global pioneer of online education that has been offering digital lessons for all Tunisian students for over 10 years. The aim of this partnership is to promote access to their courses and training in countries in Africa where Orange is present. A similar partnership will be signed in December with the Virtual University of Senegal, another African address in online training.

Identify, support and support African startups

About the 8th Successively, Orange will be present at the Africa Awards, his " Orange Award for Social Entrepreneurs in Africa and Middle East "(Https://oran.ge/2PVUZut). The aim of this competition is to reward the best projects of establishing African businesses that improve the living conditions of local populations through digital technology in areas such as education, health, agriculture , mobile payment or continuing to sustainable development.

The two-stage competition took place in 17 countries where Orange is present. Initially, out of 1,304 applications received, 49 innovative projects emerged as winners and winners in the country in question. Then 10 projects were selected and presented to an international jury that includes professionals, investors and organizations.

The 3 winner will be announced on Wednesday, November 14 in this 2018 edition. The laureates will have rights to endowments as well as support to develop their projects. The special price content, 4e internationally, is disclosed at the same time.

To find out the projects won this year: social entrepreneur 2018 (https://oran.ge/2T9Iomg)

Orange is present in 20 countries in Africa and the Middle East and has 119 million customers (at C3 2018). With revenue of € 5 billion in 2017, this area is a strategic priority for the Group. Orange Money, its cash transfer service and mobile service available in 17 countries, 40.2 million customers. Orange, a multi-service operator, who is a leading partner in digital conversion, brings to know how to support the development of new digital services in Africa and the Middle East.

Orange is present at the Africa show on the stand – Connectivity Hall – standing D1A – D1B – D2A


[1] According to a study by Deloitte

Distributed by APO Group for Orange.

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Khadija Komara;

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Orange (www.Orange.com) is one of the leading telecommunications operators in the world, with a sales of € 41 billion in 2017 and 150,000 employees on September 30, 2018, and 92,000 are in France. The Group served 261 million customers worldwide between 30 September, 2018, including 201 million mobile customers and 20 million fixed broadband customers. The Group is present in 28 countries. Orange is also one of the world's leading leaders in telecommunications services for international companies under the Orange Business Services brand. In March 2015, the Group introduced its new "Essentials2020" strategic plan, which puts its customer experience at the heart of its strategy, so that they can fully benefit from the digital world and the power of its speed networks very high. .

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