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Mobile & Wireless

Orange unveils new messaging, VoIP apps, Facebook deal

Wednesday 21 November 2012 | 13:58 CET | News
Orange has announced a range of new services aimed at combating the erosion in traditional voice and SMS revenues faced by most operators and earning more from emerging high-speed data services. At an event in Paris, Orange CEO Stephane Richard outlined plans to boost mobile and fibre network speeds, launch a new Livebox for its home broadband customers and cloud storage for fibre and 4G customers, and expand mobile messaging and VoIP services through new applications and a partnership with Facebook. Most of the new services will hit the market in the first half of 2013.

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Categories: Internet / Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Facebook / Orange
Countries: Europe / France
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