Recently, ATT and O2 have agreed that their network saturated due to the rise of mobile Internet … And you?
Orange has not had this problem because we have not hesitated to invest in infrastructure. It was necessary, because we experienced a real surge of mobile broadband. In one year, the consumption rate has been multiplied by 2.6 in France, 3.6 in the United Kingdom, 3.2 in Belgium, 3.3 in Switzerland, and even 2 in Romania yet in recession. The bandwidth consumption is expected to double again this year. The integrated operator strategy, initiated in 2005, was correct. It now uses his phone, and in particular its iPhone, as if we had a notebook in his pocket. These include the large arteries should be strengthened in Internet technologies to avoid saturation. On this point, we are ahead of others. And we will not stop there.
Should we charge more for heavy users, as suggested by ATT?
We must above all be transparent vis-à-vis all consumers. We think for example the use of other terms that the term “unlimited mity in our offerings, including packages of fat consumption. Be aware: at Christmas, 77% of phones sold in a bundle by Orange were the iPhone! I can not characterize this phenomenon, to explain why so many industrial run behind and fail to catch him. I turn myself my day to connect to Internet on my iPhone. For now, I do not know whose phone usability for mobile Internet is so enjoyable.
With the success of the iPhone, do not you fear being dependent on one handset?
The problem is the “monopoly” of the iPhone. Why do you think has made the Orange Application Shop and are sold “Google phones”? In any case, we are not to thank you Apple.
Full article via Google French to English translation here.
Yahoo’s French to English translation of the same excerpt:
Recently, ATT and O2 recognized that their network saturated because of rise of the Mobile Internet… And on your premise?
Orange did not have this problem because we did not hesitate to invest in the infrastructures. It was needed, because we lived a true surge of high speed portable. In one year, the consumption of flow was multiplied by 2,6 in France, 3,6 in the United Kingdom, 3,2 in Belgium, 3,3 in Switzerland, and even by 2 in Romania however in recession. The consumption of band-width should still double this year. The strategy of integrated operator, initiated in 2005, was the good one. One makes use now of his telephone, and in particular of sound iPhone, as if there were a laptop in his pocket. These are in particular the large arteries that it is necessary to reinforce in technologies Internet to avoid saturation. On this point, we are in advance on the others. And we will not stop we there.
Is it necessary to make pay the large-scale consumers expensive, as ATT suggests it?
It is necessary for us above all to be transparent with respect to all the consumers. We think for example of the use of other terms that the term “illi mite” in our offers, including for fixed prices of large consumption. Appointment counts: in Christmas, 77 % of the telephones sold with a fixed price by Orange were iPhone! I do not manage to characterize this phenomenon, to explain why such an amount of D `industrial runs behind and are not able to catch up with it. I pass myself my day to be connected to Internet on my iPhone. For the moment, I do not know a telephone whose ergonomics for the Mobile Internet is also pleasant.
With the success of the iPhone, don’t you fear to be dependent on only one mobile?
What poses problem, it is the “monopoly” of the iPhone. Why do you believe that the Orange Shop Application was made and that one sells of “Google phons”? In any case, we are not at the thank you of Apple.
Full article via Yahoo! Babel Fish’s French to English translation here.
Original article in French here.