Orange Niger officially launched its wireless network operations in June 2008, a year after it received a license to provide mobile, fixed telephony, and high-speed internet services in the West African country. The mobile network, owned by France Telecom, now operates GSM infrastructures in more than 30 cities, covering more than 41% of the entire population.
A few months after the deployment of its wireless services, Orange subscriber base quickly grew to more than 400,000 a testament of Nigers remarkable promising mobile market. In other regions in Africa, the cellular provider also supports mobile coverage in Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, and Senegal.
Orange Niger is a subsidiary of France Telecom Group, a leading European telecommunications company headquartered in Arcueil, France. With more than 210 million subscribers with all its market combined, France Telecom is lauded as the fifth largest telecommunications provider in the world.
The Orange brand was officially launched in 1994 by Hutchison Telecom, a UK-based mobile service provider acquired by France Telecom in August 2000. Today, Orange maintains its dominance in the mobile market by providing affordable prepaid and postpaid tariffs that are specifically geared to meet the mobile usage needs of its diverse mobile market.
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