ICT strong lever for European aid programs

By enabling information availability to consumers as well as to businesses, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) improves economic productivity and lowers the costs of market participation.
In Africa, Internet and mobile telephony meet major needs for a population that mostly lives in remote rural areas, sometimes poorly equipped in infrastructure.
These technologies can provide essential tools for improving people's everyday lives, in agriculture, healthcare or even banking services.

Orange in Africa: networks as key resources for development

Orange is one of the main operators worldwide in terms of turnover (€40.9bn in 2016) and provides services to 263mn customers worldwide. In Africa and Middle East Orange is present as a retail operator in 21 countries with €5.25bn of revenues in 2016, 20,000 employees, and 120mn subscribers. In 2016 Orange covers on average 85% of the population in the 21 African and Middle East countries in which Orange is a mobile operator.

In order to contribute to the economic and social development of the continent, Orange has committed to invest €1 billion per year in Africa and Middle East– mainly in new infrastructures.