Orange, exclusive technological partner of the FIAC 2012

Paris, 25-10-2012 — / — Orange is proud to be the exclusive technological partner of the International Contemporary Art Fair (FIAC) in 2012 and is eager to use digital technology to support contemporary design.

For the second year running, Orange will provide Wi-Fi and optimised 3G+ internet coverage for the event, which will be held at the Grand Palais in Paris.

Orange will provide exhibitors with its Wi-Fi café – 100 sq.m. of new multimedia and digital services, featuring

  • Computers free of access, and tablets or 3G+key on loan,
  • Desks with plug & play cables for exhibitor internet access,
  • A lounge for reading the daily papers,
  • Mobile phone recharge terminals,
  • The introduction of corner services to transfer data onto an SD card and clear your mobile phone.

Digital coaches will also be there to help users discover the various services.

Orange confirms its support for culture

For many years now, the group has been running projects in the fields of culture and technological innovation. With its ability to use digital technology for the benefit of culture and promote new uses, the Group, as a digital coach, supports institutions and is committed to promoting heritage and mediation with the public.

Orange is already a major partner of prestigious institutions such as the Palace de Versailles, the future Louvre museum in Lens, and Marseille Provence 2013. In line with this tradition, this year the Group has signed partnerships with three museums, Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine (architecture and heritage), Quai Branly and Palais de Tokyo.

Orange also supports many initiatives in communities related to contemporary art and design. This year Orange launched the second edition of its design competition targeting young designers, “Orange vous confie les clés” (Oranges provides you with the keys). Because Orange believes in innovation and design, it keenly monitors the work of digital artists and those in the fields of design and video games.

This is further proof of Orange’s ability to use digital technology in order to bring culture to the broadest public possible.

about Orange

France Telecom-Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with sales of 45.3 billion euros for 2011 and has 170,000 employees worldwide at 30 June 2012, including 105,000 employees in France. Present in 33 countries, the Group has a total customer base of 224 million customers at 30 June 2012, including 166 million mobile customers and 15 million broadband internet (ADSL, fibre) customers worldwide. Orange is one of the main European operators for mobile and broadband internet services and, under the brand Orange Business Services, is one of the world leaders in providing telecommunication services to multinational companies.

With its industrial project, “conquests 2015”, Orange is simultaneously addressing its employees, customers and shareholders, as well as the society in which the company operates, through a concrete set of action plans. These commitments are expressed through a new vision of human resources for employees; through the deployment of a network infrastructure upon which the Group will build its future growth; through the Group’s ambition to offer a superior customer experience thanks in particular to improved quality of service; and through the acceleration of international development.

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