EU launches study to decide who will pay for Europe’s 5G networks
The European Commission wants to do a study who needs to pay for the 5G networks in Europe. Is that for the telco's or should de big tech players pay for their "fair share". Big question will be, what is "fair"?
This week, Meta and other US tech platforms howled in protest over the European Comm... Read more
European carriers form joint venture for ads based on digital IDs
Europe's largest telcos want to take the next step in commercializing digital identities. Four of Europe's largest telecommunications giants have filed a joint venture (JV) proposal with the European Commission.
Germany’s Deutsche Telekom, France’s Orange, Spain’s Telefónica and the UK’... Read more
Spain urges EU regulators to update telecom rules
Spain's economy minister has spoken in favour of consolidating the telecom market as regulators investigate the proposed merger between two of the country's large carriers, Orange SA and Masmovil Ibercom SA.
“Competition policy has to adapt to the changes that are taking place in the market", ... Read more
Orange to bring Medusa Submarine Cable System to France
Orange has been chosen to construct and manage a French landing point for the Medusa Submarine Cable System.
The undersea cable system, which is expected to be 8,760 kilometers long, will reach Marseille in 2024. Its builders claim it will be the first to connect countries around the Mediterra... Read more
Orange’s financial results beat expectations, Spain returns to growth
The third quarter saw a surge in Orange's profits. The telecom operator has regained its footing on the Spanish market.
Orange said its third-quarter core operating profit edged up 0.2 percent from last year, according to a report by Reuters. The organization, which holds the title of France's ... Read more
EU agencies unite to oppose big tech paying for telco infrastructure
A group of European telecom regulators does not support the idea of having big tech firms such as Google and Netflix paying for telecommunications infrastructure, it said in initial findings published on Tuesday.
The findings by the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BERE... Read more
‘EU telcos set to win the fight of making big tech pay for network costs’
According to industry and regulatory insiders, European telecommunications providers are poised to win their decade-long battle to make big tech pay for network expenses due to receptive EU regulators and the EU's moves to rein in US tech giants.
A coalition of major European operators including... Read more
Deutsche Telekom and Orange urge big tech to shoulder network costs
Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefonica and 13 other European telecommunications companies launched a bold drive for big tech to contribute to network expenses on Monday, referencing the energy crisis and EU climate change targets as justifications.
The appeal comes as the European Commission seeks... Read more
Netskope integrates security service edge into Orange’s network
Telecom provider Orange announced a partnership with cloud security vendor Netskope. Netskope's security service edge (SSE) technology will be integrated into Orange's network, paving the way for a secure access service edge (SASE) solution.
Netskope provides a broad range of cloud and network s... Read more
Orange and Equinix partner to improve telco efficiency
Network operator Orange and infrastructure provider Equinix join forces to enhance the efficiency of the Telco Cloud Platform networking service for customers.
Operators look for innovative technology providers to up their game of network services. Similarly, Orange will be carrying the bare met... Read more