0
Internet

Half of Orange's traffic is generated by Google - CEO

Wednesday 16 January 2013 | 15:06 CET | News
Around half of traffic on France Telecom-Orange's network is generated by Google, the operator's chairman and CEO, Stephane Richard, told BFM Business, but this does not necessarily translate into hundreds of millions of Euros of revenues for Orange through its agreement with YouTube parent company Google. The agreement's financial terms are not public. Richard said there was a strong interdependence between internet companies and telecom operators. For example, Google cannot do without Orange's presence in Africa, and cannot say "I need you in Africa, but you can get lost in Europe". Richard described Free's recent foray into Google ad blocking as a media stunt and that ad blocking upsets many more parties than Google, but he acknowledged that the internet audience monetisation debate was critical. Finally, Richard warned that the creation of a pan-European front of operators to counter Google would run the risk of antitrust litigation.

Categories: Internet
Companies: France Telecom / Free / Google / Orange France
Countries: France
::: add a comment

Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.






Freeview
(UK) has >50 channels available versus 28 for Digitenne (Dutch equivalent)
Netherlands  |  2014 Q4

Calendar   /   Industry Events

24 Oct Belgacom Q3 2014
24 Oct DNA Q3 2014
27 Oct Twitter Q3 2014
27 Oct Meru Networks Q3 2014
27 Oct Net Insight Q3 2014
27 Oct PMC-Sierra Q3 2014
27 Oct Ooredoo Q3 2014
27 Oct Telecoms Social Network Summit
28 Oct KPN Q3 2014
28 Oct Telio Q3 2014
28 Oct Harris Corporation Q1 2014/25
28 Oct Grameenphone Q3 2014
28 Oct Digital Realty Q3 2014
28 Oct Extreme Networks fiscal Q1
28 Oct T-Mobile US Q3 2014
28 Oct Facebook Q3 2014
28 Oct Internap Q3 2014
28 Oct Synchronoss Q3 2014
28 Oct Inphi Q3 2014
28 Oct Extreme Networks Q3 2014
28 Oct AppliedMicro Q3 2014
28 Oct WIFI World Summit
28 Oct Powering the Cloud
28 Oct Rich Communication 2014
29 Oct Telenor Q3 2014
29 Oct JDSU Q3 2014
29 Oct STMicroelectronics Q3 2014
29 Oct Arris Q3 2014
29 Oct Glu Mobile Q3 2014
29 Oct Myanmar Mobile Services
::: More Calendar Items