FT forms mobile internet joint venture with Nokia

22 May 2008

France Telecom (FT) and Nokia have agreed to form a joint venture to provide internet services on mobile phones in eight European countries. Under the deal FT’s Orange mobile division will supply its mobile music store, while the vendor will provide a digital mapping application (Nokia Maps) to enable location-based advertising and search services to be delivered to Orange’s mobile subscribers. In addition, both firms will supply video games (both Orange and NGage games) and customers will be charged for services used through their standard monthly bill, side-stepping the need for any credit card transactions. Full terms and conditions of the three-year deal were not disclosed.

France, Nokia, Orange Group