FT hints at Orange Business expansion

5 Feb 2008

French fixed line incumbent France Telecom (FT) says it is looking to expand its Orange Business operation in emerging markets, reports Thomson Financial. In an interview with the Financial Times Deutschland, Orange Business chief Barbara Dalibard is quoted as saying that her unit is keen to explore opportunities in emerging markets around the world. ‘We are looking at possible opportunities for entry,’ she confirmed. The paper notes that outside of Orange’s traditional business markets in France and Germany, the firm has signed a substantial number of new contracts with companies in Russia and China, although it also sees great potential to be had in expanding its presence in the Middle East region.

France, Orange Group