Orange launches international partnership programme
French operator Orange has launched an international partnership programme – Orange Alliance.
The alliance is designed to help operators worldwide to stimulate growth and address challenges in their markets, using Orange’s market experience and best practices.
Orange will offer tailored solutions and support to operators and access to its portfolio of products and services, including international roaming.
"Through the Orange Alliance programme, we hope to support the growth of third-party operators by providing them with access to high-value services based on the group’s extensive experience and know-how as one of the world’s largest telecoms operators,” said Élie Girard, senior EVP of strategy and development at Orange.
“As it grows, the programme will form a community of operators that will benefit our development strategy and increase the visibility of Orange across the world,” he added.
Orange operates in over 30 countries across Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and the company said it has developed significant knowledge and proficiency in these markets, enabling them to create specialised product portfolios it now wants to share with other operators worldwide.
French-Polynesian operator Vini and Portuguese operator ZonOptimus have signed up to the Orange Alliance and the company said it is in talks with further partners, which it expects to join the alliance in the coming months.
Stephane Richard, CEO at Orange, was re-elected to the post for a second term in March this year.