Backed by France's broadest 4G coverage, Orange announces the opening of 4G today in the Paris Opera neighbourhood and in 15 other cities in the month of April
Orange is the first operator to deploy 4G in the Paris Opera area, the first stage to coverage of the entire city of Paris by the end of 2013.
After opening the 4G network to Marseille in June 2012 followed by Lyon, Nantes and Lille in November 2012, Orange will bring 4G to Bordeaux, La Rochelle, Chartres, Orleans, Dunkirk, Nancy, Metz, Clermont-Ferrand, Grenoble and Annecy starting 4 April 2013
Customers of the 4G Special Edition for tablet and dongle, available on the business market since November 2012, will thus be able to use them in Paris as well.
starting 7 February, Orange will offer the latest generation of 4G/H+ smartphones
Orange will offer customers a range of 4G/H+ devices starting 7 February, including several smartphones, a tablet and a 4G/H+ pocket modem.
Samsung Galaxy S III 4G
Samsung Galaxy Note II 4G
Nokia Lumia 920
HTC One SV
Sony Xperia Z (available in March)
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 4G
a pocket modem
Available with the new Origami, Open and Let's Go 4G/H+ contracts, these devices will enable customers to take advantage of 4G capability starting in April.
France Telecom-Orange is one of the world's leading telecommunications operators with sales of 45.3 billion euros for 2011 and has 170,000 employees worldwide at 30 September 2012, including 105,000 employees in France. Present in 33 countries, the Group has a total customer base of 227 million customers at 30 September 2012, including 169 million mobile customers and 15 million broadband internet (ADSL, fibre) customers worldwide. Orange is one of the main European operators for mobile and broadband internet services and, under the brand Orange Business Services, is one of the world leaders in providing telecommunication services to multinational companies.
With its industrial project, "conquests2015", Orange is simultaneously addressing its employees, customers and shareholders, as well as the society in which the company operates, through a concrete set of action plans. These commitments are expressed through a new vision of human resources for employees; through the deployment of a network infrastructure upon which the Group will build its future growth; through the Group's ambition to offer a superior customer experience thanks in particular to improved quality of service; and through the acceleration of international development.
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