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Company profile
  • Founded in 1944
  • 18 locations in 9 countries on 4 continents
  • About 3 500 engineers, researchers and developers
  • Patents portfolio: 7800+

Innovation is a fundamental driving force in the telecommunications sector and a strategic lever for the France Telecom Orange Group.

The worldwide innovation network of the Group has a staff of 3 500 in innovation, research and marketing, located in 9 countries on 4 continents.
Each entities integrated into its own geographic ecosystem, enabling it to get a grip on and anticipate technological progress and changes in usages throughout the world.
This international network is a concrete expression of the Group's aim to breathe new life into innovation and make it the driving force behind its transformation.

The customer is at the heart of our approach to innovation.

Innovation is the key of the Group strategy and is structured in two entities:
  • The Orange Labs are the principal source of innovation for the Group, with more than 7 800 patents registered.
    Founded in 1944, with more than 3 200 collaborators in 14 laboratories on four continents (8 in France and 6 in England, Spain, Poland, Egypt, China and Japan), its scope and coverage enables it to detect all technological breakthroughs and encourage partnerships.
  • The Technocentres reduce the time required to progress from the concept to the product ready for the market.
    With more than 400 collaborators in 3 countries (Paris, London, San Francisco and Amman), they bring together around 40 teams, under the responsibility of a marketing specialist, a researcher and a network engineer work together to select, conceive, produce and bring to market innovative products and services.

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