It owns 45 % of Verizon Wireless, the largest mobile telecommunications company in the USA by number of subscribers.
In 1991 Microtel was awarded a license to develop a mobile network in the United Kingdom, and in July 1991 Hutchison Telecommunications (UK) Ltd acquired Microtel from BAe.
Microtel was re-branded Orange Personal Communications Services Ltd in 1994.
The Orange brand was created by an internal team; brand consultancy Wolff Olins was charged with designing the brand values and logo, and advertising agency WCRS created the Orange slogan “The Future’s Bright, the Future’s Orange” along with the now famous campaign.
The Orange network was inaugurated on 28 April 1994.
Orange France was incorporated in 2005 and has its headquarters in Arcueil, France.
Microtel Communications Ltd was formed in April 1990 as a consortium comprising Pactel Corp, British Aerospace (BAe), Millicom and the French company Matra.It is the seventh largest telecom operator in the world, with over 189 million customers in 2009.The brand was created in 1994 for Hutchison Telecom’s UK mobile phone network, which was acquired by France Télécom in August 2000.Orange plc was formed in 1995 as a holding company for the Orange Group.France Telecom established the present company in 2001 after acquiring Orange plc and merging its existing mobile operations into the company. Its ur life u need to decide 🙂 Satish TJ — explains the story of a Mr Narayan Swamy IAS …