|Phone:||+44 (0) 207 984 1600|
|Fax:||+44 (0) 207 984 1601|
|Address:||6 place d'Alleray, 75015 Paris, France, (UK Corporate Headquarters: 50 George Street London W1U 7DZ, United Kingdom)|
|Parents:||France Telecom, FreeMove Alliance|
|Subsidiaries:||Mobistar, Orange Slovensko, Orange Romania, Orange UK, Orange Australia|
|Affiliates:||MobilCom (?%), Dutchtone (?%)|
|Competitors:||Vodafone, T-Mobile, E-Plus, O2|
|Jobs:||, Orange SA|
Orange SA is a major mobile phone operator.
The company owns networks in many parts of the world, including France, the Benelux, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, the Dominican Republic, Slovakia and Romania. Most operations in Orange SA are also branded Orange, but not all - the most significant being Mobistar in Belgium.
To complicate matters further there are also Orange branded operations in Australia, India (Mumbai only) and Israel, but these sub-licence the brand from Orange SA, with the underlying operator being owned by another company (usually Hutchison Telecom).
In other countries the name "Orange" is used.
The company was formed by France Telecom in 2001 after acquiring Orange UK and merging its existing mobile operations into the company.
The company was initially 85% owned by France Telecom, but in 2003 the remaining 15% was purchased.
Orange UK was previously majority owned by Hutchison Whampoa and was a successor to their failed point to point mobile telephone system known as Rabbit.