At a meeting with Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda, Stéphane Richard, Chairman and CEO of France Telecom-Orange, made the following commitments:
To roll out LTE networks in all Orange EU markets by 2015.
To make fibre-to-the-home available to 15 million households and 80% of businesses by 2020 in France.
To provide 3 million SIM-based NFC devices to EU customers in 2012, 10 million in 2013.
To launch Rich Communication Suite (RCS) services in 5 European countries in 2013 and provide 20 million RCS phones in 15 countries by 2015, enabling seamless and pan-European service
To provide to one third of EU hospitals - and 20% of citizens - digitised health services (e.g. medical imagery, chronic disease management, prevention and wellness, secure medical data management).
To offer Orange customers the right to master, monitor and manage the personal information that they provide on Orange platforms for all Orange-managed services; and equip them with a personal data “dashboard” by 2015.
To roll out 3G by 2015 in all African and Middle-East countries where Orange operates and offer mobile coverage to over 80% of the population in this region. source: Orange statement