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France Telecom-Orange’s Enterprise Services receive “Strong Positive” rating from leading industry analyst firm

January 6, 2012, Paris, France

France Telecom-Orange received an overall “Positive” rating in Gartner’s Vendor Rating:  France Telecom report with a “Strong Positive” rating for Enterprise Services (Orange Business Services)(1).

According to the report, a “Strong Positive” rating means that the vendor “is viewed as a provider of strategic products, services or solutions: customers should continue with planned investments and potential customers should consider this vendor as a strong choice for strategic investments.”

“We are very pleased that our Enterprise Services have been recognized with a ‘Strong Positive,’ the highest possible rating given by Gartner,” said Vivek Badrinath, CEO, Orange Business Services. “We believe this recognition highlights the ongoing global commitment of Orange Business Services – supported by France Telecom-Orange – to provide innovative solutions across our footprint of 220 countries and territories. We consider Gartner’s evaluation a testament of our ability to provide business-critical services and solutions to multinationals, as we are already doing for more than 3,000 multinational customers, like Gemalto with unified communication and collaboration services, like AkzoNobel with managed TelePresence, or like Lloyd’s Register for which we secure a 226-site global network.”

The complete report is available, compliments of Orange Business Services, at:

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(1) Gartner report “Vendor Rating:  France Telecom Group,” Nov. 29, 2011, Lisa Unden-Farboud, Jean-Claude Delcroix, ID Number G00219265.

About Orange Business Services
Orange Business Services, the France Telecom-Orange branch dedicated to B2B services, is a leading global integrator of communications solutions for multinational corporations. With the world's largest, seamless network for voice and data, Orange Business Services reaches 220 countries and territories with local support in 166. Offering a comprehensive package of communication services covering cloud computing, enterprise mobility, M2M, security, unified communications, videoconferencing, and broadband, Orange Business Services delivers a best-in-class customer experience across a global landscape. Thousands of enterprise customers and 1.4 million mobile data users rely on an Orange Business Services international platform for communicating and conducting business. Orange Business Services is a four-time winner of Best Global Operator at the World Communication Awards. Learn more at

France Telecom-Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with 170,000 employees worldwide and sales of 33.8 billion euros in the first nine months of 2011. Orange is the Group's single brand for Internet, television and mobile services in the majority of countries where the company operates. France Telecom (NYSE:FTE) is listed on Euronext Paris (compartment A) and on the New York Stock Exchange.

Orange and any other Orange product or service names included in this material are trade marks of Orange Brand Services Limited, Orange France or France Telecom.

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