Development of Orange S.A

  • Birth of electrical telegraphy

    Birth of electrical telegraphy
  • First telephone subscribers in France and First telephone directories issued

    First telephone subscribers in France and First telephone directories issued
  • The Department of Telecommunications, created in 1941, becomes the Directorate General of Telecommunications (DGT)

    The Department of Telecommunications, created in 1941, becomes the Directorate General of Telecommunications (DGT)
  • Invention of the smart card by Roland Moreno, a precursor to the advent of phone cards

    Invention of the smart card by Roland Moreno, a precursor to the advent of phone cards
  • Eight-digit dialing

    Eight-digit dialing
  • First SMS is sent by a British engineer working at Sema Group

    First SMS is sent by a British engineer working at Sema Group
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    Orange TM

    "We want the Orange Brand to convey a sense of Modernity, Energy, Innovation, Trust, and Focus of the Future and the Customers"
  • Launch of Orange in the United Kingdom

    Launch of Orange in the United Kingdom
    which revolutionizes the market, in particular with per-second billing
  • The billionth phone card is sold

    The billionth phone card is sold
  • Acquisition of the mobile telephone operator Orange, a brand created in 1994 by France Telecom

    Acquisition of the mobile telephone operator Orange, a brand created in 1994 by France Telecom
  • France Télécom Mobile brands (Itinéris, OLA) are replaced by the Orange brand

    France Télécom Mobile brands (Itinéris, OLA) are replaced by the Orange brand
  • Expansion of Orange in: Romania, Slovakia, Cote d'ivoir, Cameroon

    Expansion of Orange in: Romania, Slovakia, Cote d'ivoir, Cameroon
    Globtel in Slovakia, Mobil-Rom in Romania, Ivoiris in Ivory Coast and Mobilis in Cameroon become Orange
  • Launch of Wi-Fi, wireless Internet and of Orange World, from now on, the Internet is available on mobiles

    Launch of Wi-Fi, wireless Internet and of Orange World, from now on, the Internet is available on mobiles
  • Expansion of Orange in: Botswana and Madagascar

    Expansion of Orange in: Botswana and Madagascar
    Vista Cellular in Botswana and Antaris in Madagascar become Orange
  • Orange is the first operator in France to launch TV over ADSL, with the first TV decoder, and TV over mobile

    Orange is the first operator in France to launch TV over ADSL, with the first TV decoder, and TV over mobile
  • Orange Wednesday & Business Everywhere Launch & Labs Beijing

    Orange Wednesday & Business Everywhere Launch & Labs Beijing
    Launch of the Orange Wednesday offer in the United Kingdom, 2-for-1 cinema tickets for our customers, alsoThe Group launches Business Everywhere, a roaming solution for global companies and Creation of Orange Labs Beijing
  • Launch of the first TV over mobile application, “Orange World Video

    Launch of the first TV over mobile application, “Orange World Video
  • Orange, First ISO 14001-certified mobile operator in France

    Orange, First ISO 14001-certified mobile operator in France
  • Orange Business Services

    Orange Business Services
    Launch of Orange Business Services, which brings together activities aimed at businesses and Orange becomes the single brand for mobile, TV, Internet and digital services in our main markets
  • Orange Money & VoD

    Orange Money & VoD
    Launch of Orange Money, a mobile payment service in Africa and Launch of the Video on Demand (VoD) service, available via TV, computer or mobile
  • Expansion of Orange in: Spain, Senegal, Mali and Equatorial Guinea

    Expansion of Orange in: Spain, Senegal, Mali and Equatorial Guinea
    Amena & Wanadoo in Spain, Alize in Senegal, Ikatel in Mali and Getesa in Equatorial Guinea become Orange
  • Expension of Orange: Moldova, Jordan, Guinea-Bissau and CAR

    Expension of Orange: Moldova, Jordan, Guinea-Bissau and CAR
    Orange is from now on the commercial brand of the Group’s subsidiaries in Moldova, Jordan, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea Conakry and the Central African Republic
  • Expansion of Orange: Mauritius, Niger and Kenya

    Expansion of Orange: Mauritius, Niger and Kenya
    Mauritius, Niger and Kenya become Orange
  • Creation of Orange Cinéma Séries television channels, worldwide first launch of the “start over” function on Orange Cinema Séries

    Creation of Orange Cinéma Séries television channels, worldwide first launch of the “start over” function on Orange Cinema Séries
  • Orange signs an eight-year partnership with the Confederation of African Football (CAF)

    Orange signs an eight-year partnership with the Confederation of African Football (CAF)
  • Expansion of Orange: Uganda, Luxembourg and Armenia

    Expansion of Orange: Uganda, Luxembourg and Armenia
  • The Group invests in Moroccan operator Médi Télécom and in Iraqi operator Korek Telecom

    The Group invests in Moroccan operator Médi Télécom and  in Iraqi operator Korek Telecom
  • Launch of Orange Tunisia

    Launch of Orange Tunisia
  • In France, France Télécom fixed-line becomes Orange

    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

    4G is launched in eight countries: France, Romania, Moldova, the United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Belgium, the Dominican Republic and Mauritius
  • Internet IPv6 & Euro 2012

    Internet IPv6 & Euro 2012
    Orange participates in the official launch of Internet IPv6, which will enable “the Internet of objects” and Orange became the technical partner and sponsor of Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine
  • Expansion of Orange in: Poland, Congo and DRC

    Expansion of Orange in: Poland, Congo and DRC
    TP In Poland and Congo, Chine Télécom in the Democratic Republic of Congo become Orange
  • Orange announces its intention to purchase Spanish operator Jazztel. This is the Group’s most significant acquisition in 10 years

    Orange announces its intention to purchase Spanish operator Jazztel. This is the Group’s most significant acquisition in 10 years
  • The Group celebrates its 20th anniversary with the launch of Futureself, a unique digital experience

    The Group celebrates its 20th anniversary with the launch of Futureself, a unique digital experience
  • According to ARCEP, the French post and telecoms regulator, Orange is France’s leading mobile réseau for the fifth consecutive year

    According to ARCEP, the French post and telecoms regulator, Orange is France’s leading mobile réseau for the fifth consecutive year
  • Orange Cash launches in France

    Orange Cash launches in France
  • Orange reawakens an appetite for landline phones with NeoRetro, a telephone that combines timeless design with modern technology

    Orange reawakens an appetite for landline phones with NeoRetro, a telephone that combines timeless design with modern technology
  • Orange Gardens, the Orange Innovation Campus, is inaugurated in the presence of French President François Hollande

    Orange Gardens, the Orange Innovation Campus, is inaugurated in the presence of French President François Hollande
  • Orange is the global sponsor and official telecommunications provider of the UEFA EURO

    Orange is the global sponsor and official telecommunications provider of the UEFA EURO
  • Expansion of Orange: Belgium, Egypt and Morocco

    Expansion of Orange: Belgium, Egypt and Morocco
    Mobinil in Egypt, Mobistar in Belgium and Meditel in Morocco become Orange
  • Orange launches banking services via Orange Bank

    Orange launches banking services via Orange Bank
  • Orange subsidiary Cyberdefense is inaugurated

    Orange subsidiary Cyberdefense is inaugurated
  • Expansion of Orange: Burkina Faso, Liberia and Sierra Leone

    Expansion of Orange: Burkina Faso, Liberia and Sierra Leone
  • Orange Foundation is 30 years old: 8000 Volunteers in 30 countries

    Orange Foundation is 30 years old: 8000 Volunteers in 30 countries
  • Orange Romania Launches 5G

    Orange Romania Launches 5G
  • Orange Bank Launched In Spain

    Orange Bank Launched In Spain
  • Orange Cyber Defense rebrands in 8 countries

    Orange Cyber Defense rebrands in 8 countries
  • Orange Bank Africa Launched in Cote D'ivoir

    Orange Bank Africa Launched in Cote D'ivoir