Orange France loses net 201,000 customers after Free launch

Wednesday 22 February 2012 | 10:48 CET | News
Orange France has published information to clarify the impact on its business from the launch of France's fourth mobile operator, Free Mobile, on 10 January. Orange is the first operator to issue an official reaction, although all the operators have made various comments in the press. Orange said that while it saw a substantial increase in number porting requests in the first 48 hours after Free Mobile's launch, peaking at over 150,000 in a single day, these have since decreased tenfold. The operator noted that requests for the porting identity codes do not necessarily correspond to actual

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

We hope you've enjoyed your free articles. Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.


Already registered?

Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Free Mobile / Orange Business France / Sosh
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.


Orange maintains mobile customer base in 2012 - CEO

Published 15 Jan 2013 10:39 CET | France
Orange France ended 2012 with the same number of subscribers as a year earlier, chairman and CEO Stephane Richard told analysts ...

Orange France sales fall 4.2% to EUR 5.4 bln in Q1

Published 03 May 2012 10:10 CET | France
Orange France reported revenues down 4.2 percent on a comparable basis to EUR 5.4 billion in the first quarter, compared to the ...

France Telecom cuts dividend after drop in FY results

Published 22 Feb 2012 08:49 CET | France
France Telecom-Orange reported annual revenues down 0.5 percent to EUR 45.48 billion in 2011, as acquisitions helped offset ...

Orange France losing patience with Free Mobile - report

Published 14 Feb 2012 09:58 CET | France
The executive vice president of Orange France's wholesale division, Brigitte Bourgoin, has written to Iliad CEO Maxime Lombardini ...

Free Mobile SMS termination rate key battleground - Orange

Published 31 Jan 2012 10:07 CET | France
Rather than focusing on whether Orange France's 3G roaming agreement with Free Mobile enabled the latter to undercut rival ...

Free Mobile reportedly adding 100,000 customers a day

Published 18 Jan 2012 10:11 CET | France
French operator Free Mobile will have 1 million customers by the end of January, according to Orange, Les Echos writes. In its ...

Nearly 80% of French consider switch to Free Mobile - survey

Published 17 Jan 2012 09:41 CET | France
Some 78 percent of French consumers are considering subscribing to new operator Free Mobile, according to an online survey of a ...

Calendar   /   Industry Events

22 Jan European 5G Conference
23 Jan TE Connectivity fiscal Q1
23 Jan Adtran Q4 2018
23 Jan Comcast Q4 2018
23 Jan TMT Finance Asia
24 Jan Crown Castle Q4 2018
24 Jan Digi Q4 2018
24 Jan STMicroelectronics Q4 2018
24 Jan Rogers Communications Q4 2018
25 Jan Telia Q4 2018
25 Jan Vodafone Group fiscal Q3
25 Jan Ericsson Q4 2018
27 Jan Grameenphone Q4 results
28 Jan Dtac Q4 2018
28 Jan Cisco Live 2019
29 Jan Juniper Networks Q4 2018
29 Jan Extreme Networks fiscal Q2
29 Jan Corning Q4 2018
29 Jan 8x8 Q3 fiscal 2019
29 Jan O2 Czech Republic Q4 2018
29 Jan Verizon Q4 2018
29 Jan TowerXchange MENA Meetup 2019
::: More Calendar Items