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Orange Launches Network in Central African Republic

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On December 6, 2007, Orange officially launched its commercial activities in the Central African Republic. Clients are now able to enjoy Orange's services in Bangui, the first city to be covered by the Orange network, while Carnot and Bouar will be launched over the next few days. The cities of Bossongoa, Berb rati, Nola and Sibut will follow as of next month, with a commitment to cover all districts throughout the country by the end of the first half of 2008.

Orange was awarded its GSM and WiMAX license in April 2007.

At this time, Bruno AllassonniĬre, Orange's CEO in the Central African Republic, declared that: "We want people in the Central African Republic to be able to benefit from the know-how of an international group like France Telecom, providing them with an excellent quality of service, extensive telephone coverage throughout the country, client services that listen to their needs, and innovative solutions, including access to broadband services. Our objective is to contribute to the development of telecommunications infrastructures in this country and help open up the various regions by providing Central Africans with quality services in their daily lives. Orange Central African Republic, a responsible business, is also committed with the Orange Foundation to building a primary school in Nyakari, which will be able to welcome 250 children as of the start of the 2008 school year".

Today, the Group is delighted to welcome its new clients from the Central African Republic. With this commercial launch, Orange is firmly and sustainably committed to enabling all of its clients to benefit from the best services at the best prices.

According to figures from the Mobile World analysts, the Central African Republic currently has a population penetration of just 6.2% - with 268,000 subscribers and three incumbent operators.

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