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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

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Categories: Internet
Companies: France Telecom / Free / Google / Orange Business France
Countries: France
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