Episode 13 – Stopover in Balti, Moldova: the Orange Cinema Tour

posté le 17 March 2014  /  no comments



 

Stopover in Balti, Moldova: the Orange Cinema Tour

Renaud is flying to Moldova, between Romania and Ukraine, where he meets Cristina as the Orange Cinema Tour is rolling into town. Hotly anticipated by the locals, the event is being held to promote culture via its travelling cinema, on tour in 11 towns and cities across the country. Stopover at Balti, the second largest city, where Cristina and her team set up this huge open-air cinema in just a few hours…

Pop up Orange Cinema Tour

Pop up Orange Cinema Tour

Orange Moldova organised for the second year running the Orange Cinema Tour. From 15 June to 17 August 2013, an Orange road show made its way across 11 Moldovan cities giving citizens the opportunity to enjoy free open-air cinema screenings and summertime activities. The aim of this initiative is to promote local culture with the broadcasting of classical movies produced in the Republic of Moldova. This family-oriented project, which addresses most of the regions of the country, is now becoming a very popular event.
Pop up Orange Moldova

Pop up Orange Moldova

Orange Moldova is a subsidiary of the Orange Group. In Moldova, the company has been providing mobile service for more than 15 years, serving about 2.5 million customers. It is the most extended and popular telecommunication services operator of the country. Orange Moldova has been many times awarded at international level for its innovation leadership, for instance for the very first worldwide HD Voice call in 2010, the 4G launch in the capital city, Chisinau, in 2012, and in the second largest city of the country, Balti, in 2013. Orange Moldova Foundation is very active in education, health and culture. Today Orange Moldova has around 1,000 employees.
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episode 12 – stopover in San Francisco: Open Innovation

posté le 10 February 2014  /  no comments



 

escale à San Francisco : l’Open Innovation

Charlène is jetting off to San Francisco, at the heart of Silicon Valley. She is meeting with Pascale, who takes her to discover the Orange Institute where she is be able to find out about Open Innovation with Orange Fab, the Group’s start-up accelerator… Together, they see how Orange’s development center in Silicon Valley spots and examines the trends that are taking shape in the region and identifies new technologies and innovative products, in order to make strategic proposals to Orange for future services…

Orange Fab

Orange Fab

Orange Fab is a start-up accelerator that wants to reinvent the way in which people interact and communicate. Over a three-month period, Orange supports innovators as they develop their product and activities, providing them with access to a business mentor, engineers and designers from Silicon Valley. Orange Fab enables start-up entrepreneurs to focus on the growth of their business, to launch their services on a global stage and to create products and services that enhance today’s telecommunications world.
Orange Institute

Orange Institute

Orange Institute is a pluridisciplinary think tank created by Orange. Its objective is to learn about and prepare for the rapid transformations that digital innovations are spawning in our networked society. Orange Institute organizes “immersion workshops” throughout the world where participants will meet and connect with new people, ideas and products that are shaping and defining today’s and tomorrow’s digital landscape.
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episode 11 – stopover in Gurgaon, India: inside the NOC Room

posté le 2 January 2014  /  no comments



 

stopover in Gurgaon, India

Jean-Christophe takes off to New Delhi, where he meets Sonal, head of quality of service to customers at Orange Business Services. While she’s showing him around the India Major Services Centre, a network outage occurs in Texas. They go straight to the NOC Room, where engineers are rerouting the traffic.

The NOC Room

The NOC Room

The NOC (Network Operations Centre) Room is the technical support center for the Orange Business Services network. From this room, engineers have remote control over the entire business client network, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They localize issues and shift communications to another part of the network so that they can resolve the problem. The team resolves at least 5,000 incidents every month.
Orange Business Services in India

Orange Business Services in India

Orange Business Services, the business communications arm of France Telecom Orange, has been present in India since 1969, when SITA, (Societe Internationale de Telecommunications Aeronautiques), was created to meet the need of the airline industry. Since then, the company has transformed itself with the acquisition of Equant by France Telecom in 2000 and the consolidation and rebranding of the group’s business communication services to Orange Business Services in 2006. Orange Business Services employs 2,300 people in India.
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episode 10 – Stopover in Bucharest, Romania: 3rd International Festival of Ideas

posté le 12 November 2013  /  no comments



Stopover in Bucharest, Romania: 3rd International Festival of Ideas
Renaud is flying to the Romanian capital for the 3rd International Festival of Ideas – a celebration of Orange employees’ innovation and creativity. He meets Andreea, whose project won last year and who shows him around the backstage of this year’s event and introduces him to some candidates.

Ideas Festival

Ideas Festival

In 2012, the third International Ideas Festival was held in Bucharest, Romania. This major innovation forum aims to showcase the best ideas submitted by Group employees and to demonstrate that innovation is in all businesses and entities. France, Belgium, Poland, Spain, Romania, Slovakia, Egypt, Jordan, Senegal, Orange Business Services, and Orange Labs, Networks and Carriers (OLNC) all took part and put forward their ideas. Employees in each of the participating countries voted for their favorite ideas.
Orange Romania

Orange Romania

Orange Romania is the leading mobile operator on the Romanian market with over 10 million customers and revenues of €931 million in 2012. With the launch of 4G in December 2012, Orange Romania is reaffirming its commitment to offering its customers the very best in mobile communication services. In June 2013, Orange Romania enhanced its offering by launching a television service. Orange Romania has 2,800 employees.
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episode 9 – stopover in New Delhi, India: the Sunshine project

posté le 30 September 2013  /  2 comments



episode 9 – stopover in New Delhi, India: the Sunshine project

Jean-Christophe is off to New Delhi, where Orange Business Services employee Alpana is expecting him. Alpana volunteers at the Orange Foundation for the Sunshine project. Her objective is to help girls become independent by teaching them a trade.

Sunshine, a project supported by the Orange Foundation in India

Sunshine, a project supported by the Orange Foundation in India

In Noida, New Delhi, NGO Shankara runs a special school that provides medical care, diagnostics and treatment, regardless of patients’ social background or the seriousness of their conditions. Following an employee’s lead, Orange Business Services co-finances, with the Orange Foundation, the Sunshine project run by the school. It supports girls’ education, providing 70 young students with training in pottery, glass painting, candle-making and sewing with embroidery. In addition, between 15 and 20 Orange volunteers teach various disciplines, including basic computer skills, English, sales and marketing. The objective is to make the girls autonomous through basic skills – and to help them sell their wares by setting up stands.
Orange Business Services in India

Orange Business Services in India

Orange Business Services, the business communications arm of France Telecom Orange, has been present in India since 1969, when SITA, (Societe Internationale de Telecommunications Aeronautiques), was created to meet the need of the airline industry. Since then, the company has transformed itself with the acquisition of Equant by France Telecom in 2000 and the consolidation and rebranding of the group’s business communication services to Orange Business Services in 2006. Orange Business Services employs 2,300 people in India.
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episode 08 – stopover in La Toussuire: coverage for the Tour de France

posté le 9 July 2013  /  no comments



Jean-Christophe goes to La Toussuire-les-Sybelles, a legendary stage of the Tour de France in the French Alps. He meets Henri, the Orange project manager responsible for providing fibre coverage all along the Tour – a real technological feat.

innovation: a central feature of the Tour de France

innovation: a central feature of the Tour de France

For more than 16 years, Orange has provided extensive technological resources for the communication and broadcasting of images from the Tour de France, deploying fibre-optic cable along the entire race route, providing five WiFi networks, and installing, every day, the infrastructure needed to provide the required network coverage in the Tour's strategic zones.
the official app of the Tour de France with Orange

the official app of the Tour de France with Orange

To know all the latest info about the race, you may download the official app of the Tour de France on iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android. You may also find all the key info with Orange on http://tourdefrance.sports.orange.fr
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stopover in Kinshasa: bonus – Orange Sings in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

posté le 21 June 2013  /  no comments


stopover in Kinshasa: bonus
The Orange Sings choir in the Democratic Republic of the Congo performs songs which were specially composed for it by the singer and pianist Ray Lema.

the Orange Sings choir

the Orange Sings choir

On 21 June 2010, to coincide with World Music Day, Orange launched a far-reaching project to set up employee choirs, under the banner "Orange Sings". Every week, the choirs meet during lunchtime at work to sing and share their passion for music. Professional choir leaders accompanied by pianists direct the Orange Sings choirs. The initiative was a continuation of a pilot programme conducted by the local Orange Foundation in Spain to start an employee choir in Madrid in 2009. Today, more than 1,200 employees have signed up in 25 choirs in France, and there are choirs in Tunisia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon and Spain…
Orange partner of the « Nuit de la Voix »

Orange partner of the « Nuit de la Voix »

Every year since 1991, the Orange Foundation has organized the “Nuit de la Voix” in a Parisian place. This evening is the opportunity to present the musicians the Foundation believes in and supports. This musical event is well-known in the cultural and musical field and sheds light on choirs, orchestras and talented artists supported by the Foundation in the framework of its musical sponsoring. Since 2011, Orange Sings choristers have been singing on stage.
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episode 07 – stopover in Caen, France: a “let it bee” hive on the roof

posté le 13 May 2013  /  2 comments


stopover in Caen, France

Mathilde is off to Normandy, where she’s meeting Daniel, an Orange employee and an enthusiastic beekeeper. He explains how Orange helps people discover his passion through the “let it bee” programme. Together, they set up three hives on the roof of the building where Daniel works…

the "let it bee" programme

the "let it bee" programme

And what if Orange made its roofs available to give city bees a safe haven? The idea came from Orange employees, found its way around and finally led to a partnership with the French National Apiculture Union (SNA). To raise public awareness about the dropping bee population, we now have 20 buildings with 60 hives, managed by beekeeping colleagues. “let it bee” helps protect biodiversity in urban areas and creates a bond between employees of a same site, working on a common project.
bees in the city

bees in the city

The considerable drop in biodiversity and the poisoning of farmland by pesticides are leading to the disappearance of bees. So they seek safety in new spaces, particularly in urban, residential areas. To try to alert public opinion about the rapid decline of the domestic bee, observed for more than a decade, French beekeepers are placing their bets on the sale of urban honey. They therefore started partnerships with local governments, institutions and even companies, asking them to take several hives, which they install and maintain themselves.
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Episode 6: Stopover in Lyon, France: the 4G rollout

posté le 5 April 2013  /  2 comments


Stopover at Lyon, France

Anicet is meeting Arnaud in Lyon to help roll out Orange’s 4G in the city. After hauling the equipment onto the roof of a building with a crane, they carry out mobile connectivity tests in a futuristic car.

the stages of a 4G rollout

the stages of a 4G rollout

There are four major stages to rolling out a 4G network. First, we design the core and access networks. Then our field teams hook up the LTE sites with fibre optic. Then the cranes come into play, installing the antennas. And finally we light up and optimise each site. For this last stage, our technicians use a special car with antennas, PCs and measuring phones, which produce data for our radio engineers.   In Marseille, Lyon and Nantes, 2,500 testers – both employees and business & consumer customers – discovered the power of our 4G service before everybody else.
Orange and 4G

Orange and 4G

Orange has already lit up 4G networks in the UK, Moldova, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Dominican Republic. Five French cities have enjoyed 4G coverage since last year and ten more will gain access on 4 April 2013. With 4G, Orange offers its customers speeds of up to 150 Mbps(*), ten times faster than our current 3G service. (*Theoretical maximum speed with a category 4 LTE terminal)
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episode 5 : Stopover in Angers, France

posté le 28 February 2013  /  2 comments


Stopover in Angers, France

Anicet is meeting with Jean-Paul et Ibrahima at electric pole 225/12 to restore the network after the Joachim storm. Together, they reconnect Françoise, a residential customer who had been cut off for several days.

Restoring the network after Joachim

Restoring the network after Joachim

In the night of December 15, 2011, the Joachim storm ravaged the lower Loire region, in western France, disrupting the telecom networks. Fallen poles, open cables… When Joachim hit the region, Orange’s technical teams had to solve 970 faults on the local loop. More than 6,000 issues were reported per day, instead of 2,800 on average. More than any technician could remember!
Orange in the lower Loire region

Orange in the lower Loire region

The lower Loire region has a particularly high number of telephone poles: 1,350,000, which is almost one for every fixed-line customer. It is very exposed to the risk of disruption and failure caused by storms. Despite the holiday season, our people rose to the occasion and the network was promptly restored.
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episode 4 : rebranding Orange, Democratic Republic of Congo

posté le 23 January 2013  /  1 comment


Stopover in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo: rebranding to Orange

Mathilde lands in Kinshasa – the Congolese capital – just a few days before CCT’s official rebranding to Orange, following our acquisition of 100% of the operator in 2011. She rubbed shoulders for 48 hours with the local teams, in the excitement of the final preparations.

The Orange brand arrives in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Orange brand arrives in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Orange announced on 5 December 2012 the launch of its operations under the Orange brand in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, giving a new dynamic to operations marketed until now under the CCT brand. Orange DRC customers therefore joined a global community of 183 million Orange customers.
Orange in the DRC

Orange in the DRC

Orange’s ambition in the DRC is to be the Congoleses favourite operator by offering services and offerings that they need and want, by enabling them to go further, and to communicate better in simplicity. Orange’s promise in the DRC is to offer the general public, the young and professionals, an offer for each that matches who they are.
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episode 3: The Oryx solar-powered base stations, Cruz Verde, Dominican Republic

posté le 9 October 2012  /  no comments


Stopover at Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Anicet sets out to meet Albeniz, an engineer at Orange Dominicana. Albeniz explains how the Oryx solar-powered base stations improve network coverage even in the remotest villages.

The Oryx solar-powered base stations

The Oryx solar-powered base stations

Thanks to their solar panels, the Oryx base stations collect solar energy and convert it into electricity. This powers the mobile network equipment so it can pick up calls, text messages and data traffic and route them – day and night.   The programme started in 2007 in Senegal, where it was successfully tested on many sites. Other Orange countries followed suit and, in 2008, solar-powered base stations became the default solution for mobile networks in remote or isolated areas. Since then, we’ve rolled out more than a thousand solar-powered base stations in 16 countries, in the framework of the programme.
Orange in the Dominican Republic

Orange in the Dominican Republic

Orange installed in Dominican Republic November 17th 2000. At present, the company offers in the country mobile and Internet services to more than 3 million clients and currently has 1,200 direct employees. Since July 2012 Orange became the first fourth generation enterprise with the launch of the 4G LTE technology.  
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episode 2: the Orange megastore in Lille, France

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Stopover in Lille, France

Jean-Christophe is meeting with Axelle, a sales advisor at the Orange megastore in Lille, in northern France. He discovers a friendly and efficient concept store where customers enjoy an excellent service.

the Orange megastores

the Orange megastores

This innovative retail concept is dedicated to service and customer experience. By focusing on the customer’s digital journey, it introduces something new in the European telecom industry. The Orange megastore concept has four key elements: receiving customers in style, offering experiences (TV, music and games), providing advice and coaching, and ensuring interactivity by displaying products on a self-service basis, with electronic tags.  
the North of France

the North of France

Our ADNDF regional distribution agency, created in July 2007, covers three administrative regions in the North and East of France: Nord Pas de Calais, Picardie and Champagne-Ardenne. In their 55 Orange shops, including one Flagship and three of France’s 18 Megastores, the ADNDF’s 823 employees received 4.4 million customers in one year (between July 2011 and July 2012): about 10% of all customers who visited our shops in France in this period.
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episode 1: the distribution of Orange Money, Madagascar

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Stopover at Antananarivo, Madagascar

Mathilde flies off to Antananarivo, where she’s awaited by Henintsoa, Orange Money’s Head of Distribution in Madagascar. They show us how this payment service is changing the lives of the Malagasy.

Orange Money

Orange Money

Orange Money is an innovative payment service that enables customers to use their mobiles to make secure payments and other common banking transactions. The potential of such services is very high in Africa, where less than 10% of people have a bank account, while more than a third have mobile phones. So sign up, you just need to be an Orange customer – whether you have a bank account or not. Your Orange Money account is activated free of charge, even without a deposit. First introduced in Ivory Coast in 2008, Orange Money passed the 4 million customer mark in Africa and the Middle East in June 2012. The service is now available in Ivory Coast, Botswana, Cameroon, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Niger and Senegal. We recently unveiled it in Jordan and Mauritius. Our objective is to offer Orange Money in all 22 countries of Africa and the Middle East where we operate.
 
Orange in Madagascar

Orange in Madagascar

Orange Madagascar, in which France Telecom-Orange owns a 71.79% stake, offers 2G and 3G mobile services on the consumer and business markets. Orange is the mobile leader in Madagascar, with 2.2 million active customers at the end of 2011. We provide the most extensive network coverage in the country and the only 3G service in major cities.
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