latest press releases
Nov. 28, 2013
9-month results 2013: continued subscriber growth and solid business performance, supported by 4G and service excellence
"Strongest postpaid subscriber growth, stable mobile revenues and a lower ARPU erosion – our performance is clearly over the market average. The service excellence initiatives and the 4G strategy to offer all customers the fastest 4G connections are supporting our success. And, our plans remain challenging: with continued service excellence initiatives – such as the discontinuation of automatic hotline messages, and impeccable indoor coverage provided by the Orange Booster Box, for example – we will again set new benchmarks in order to gain further market share," said Johan Andsjö, CEO of Orange, in summing up the results. In the first 9 months of 2013, Orange continued to improve its business more effectively than its competitors. Total revenue (CHF 964.3 million) and operating revenue (CHF 899.0 million) showed a stable and solid development compared to the same period last year. The slight decline of 0.5% for both was considerably more modest than the market average. The adjusted EBITDA rose by CHF 14.1 million (+4.8%) to CHF 305.6 million in the same period, while the adjusted EBITDA margin (as a % of total revenue) reached 31.7% (+1.6 percentage point compared to the first 9 months of last year).
Nov. 19, 2013
Orange looking to fibre optic in the further expansion of its 4G capacities
Orange is pushing ahead with the rapid expansion of its 4G coverage in Switzerland. To enable it to address the ever increasing demand for broadband going forward, Orange is investing not only in additional antennas and new technology, but also in the expansion of backhauling capacity. In this regard, upc cablecom will be connecting around 1,000 4G antennas to Orange’s core network over the coming two years. Customers of upc cablecom’s planned mobile telephony offering will thus also profit from this expansion. Other possible partners for connecting antenna locations to Orange’s core network include local power companies and public utilities. Small cells at highly frequented locations: In addition to connecting 4G antennas via fibre optic cables to its core network, Orange is currently also reviewing other possibilities for increasing the capacity of its 4G network. One such possibility is small cells, which can be installed at highly frequented locations in cities. These work in the same way as traditional antennas, but are much smaller. The small cells are also to be connected to the core Orange network via fibre optic cables.
Nov. 12, 2013
Orange Business Services signs 5-year network services contract extension with its customer Givaudan and adds cloud-based conferencing
High-quality hybrid network enables global flexibility, security and mobility: Orange Business Services has renewed its network services contract with Givaudan, a world leader in the fragrance and flavor industry, for another five years and has added cloud-based audio and Web conferencing services. The network now connects through 130 points of presence, 81 Givaudan locations in 40 countries including a large number in developing markets. Givaudan, headquartered in Vernier, Switzerland, is a long-term customer of Orange Business Services. Over time Givaudan’s business and telecom requirements have evolved. Givaudan needs a services provider that offers tailor-made collaboration and cloud services with optimum flexibility – especially in developing markets – to support its global reach, team diversity and customer-focused business model. Orange Business Services is delivering to Givaudan a high-speed hybrid network, which combines site connection to its industry-recognized1 MPLS backbone, at a speed of up to 1Gbit/s, with Internet connectivity and cloud-based secure gateways.