Feb 27, 2012 08:10 ET

Orange to Accelerate Development of Mobile Web Applications and Streamline Customer Billing

BARCELONA, Spain, February 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Today at Mobile World Congress 2012, Orange is announcing that it is working with Facebook and other industry leaders on initiatives to create new and compelling mobile web applications and experiences for our customers.

W3C Core Mobile Web Platform Community Group.

Orange is announcing that it is joining the newly created W3C Core Mobile Web Platform Community Group. The Community Group's goal is to accelerate the adoption of the Mobile Web as a compelling platform for the development of modern mobile web applications.

The Community Group will bring developers, equipment manufacturers, browser vendors, operators and other relevant members of the industry together to agree on core features developers can depend on, create related conformance test suites and provide to W3C (and non-W3C) groups use cases, scenarios, and other input related to enabling successful mobile web app development.

Seamless Operator Billing

Orange is also announcing that it is working closely with Facebook to implement a seamless billing option for our costumers, and that we are committed to making mobile payments as easy as possible for web applications.

"At Orange, we believe that there is boundless potential in what developers can achieve with mobile web applications, and the new mobile experiences that can be created," said Xavier Perret, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at Orange. "By collaborating with Facebook on these initiatives, we are helping to accelerate the development of the mobile web, creating new and exciting services for our customers."

About Orange

France Telecom (NYSE: FTE) is listed on Euronext Paris and on the New York Stock Exchange.

For more information (on the internet and on your mobile): http://www.orange.com, http://www.orange-business.com, http://www.orange-innovation.tv

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