Gartner positions Orange Business Services in Leaders quadrant for Asia Pacific Network Service Providers for ninth consecutive

  Gartner positions Orange Business Services in Leaders quadrant for Asia
  Pacific Network Service Providers for ninth consecutive year

Business Wire

PARIS & SINGAPORE -- March 11, 2013

Gartner Inc has placed Orange Business Services, a leading global integrator
of communications solutions for multinational corporations, in the Leaders
quadrant ahead of the competition in the company’s 2012 Magic Quadrant report
for Asia Pacific Network Service Providers. ^(1) Orange is the only company
that has been in the Leaders quadrant every year since the report’s inception
in 2003.

According to Gartner, “Asia Pacific's connectivity market is fairly mature,
with a large number of providers, many with good network infrastructure and
geographic reach. There is limited differentiation between Network Service
Providers in terms of connectivity. The main difference is local service and
support in developing markets, which can result in big differences in
installation and restoration times — an important consideration as many MNCs
are expanding aggressively in the region in search of growth.”

Yee-May Leong, senior vice president, Orange Business Services Asia Pacific,
said: “Orange has consistently maintained its leadership in managing the most
extensive network reach across Asia Pacific, while offering unmatched 24x7
customer support with ITIL-based service management framework. Since 2006, we
have invested substantially in transforming our business to provide advanced
network-related IT Services above our traditional network layer. This
investment is now paying off. In 2012, Orange significantly increased its
installed base of cloud and IT services customers, offering solutions
including IaaS, UCaaS and cloud based contact centers.”

Orange Business Services has a strategic focus on Asia Pacific, one of its
targeted high growth and emerging markets. Assisted by growth in the region,
the company is on track to achieve its stated global objective of generating 1
billion euros in revenues in high growth and emerging markets by 2015. Across
the region, Orange Business Services has more than 3,000 staff comprising
teams of IT specialists, professional services consultants and consulting
practice experts.

About Orange Business Services in Asia Pacific

Orange Business Services has the largest in-country capillarity comprising 157
points of presence (PoPs) in 101 cities in 40 countries and territories with
dual backbone centers in key cities. The company’s international IP VPN
reaches 24 countries in Asia Pacific with 133 PoPs in 53 cities. Orange
customers benefit from the company’s fully resilient network infrastructure
within Asia and to/from Europe, Russia, the U.S. and Latin America, Middle
East and Africa. Orange operates 16 sales offices in Asia Pacific and has its
headquarters in Singapore. It employs close to 3,000 business and technology
professionals. Orange has three of its 15 global R&D Labs located in Beijing,
Seoul and Tokyo.

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 was awarded three of the telecom
industry’s highest accolades at the annual World Communication Awards 2012 –
Best Global Operator, Best Cloud Service and the User’s Choice Award. Orange
Business Services is a five-time winner of Best Global Operator. Learn more at

France Telecom-Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications
operators with annual sales of 43.5 billion euros and has 170,000 employees
worldwide at Dec. 31, 2012. 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 trademarks of Orange Brand Services Limited, Orange France or France

About the Magic Quadrant

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(1) Gartner “Magic Quadrant Asia Pacific Network Service Providers,” To Chee
Eng, Kenshi Tazaki, Vincent Fu, Bjarne Munch, report ID G00229238


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