Orange SA is a French multinational telecommunications corporation with its origins as France Telecom, the incumbent French telecoms business. Orange currently employs 170,000 people and has 230 million customers worldwide. In 2014, the group had revenue of €40 billion.
Over the past years, telecoms operators worldwide including Orange, have seen an erosion of telecom revenues by internet services such as VOIP and IP instant messaging. In response to this, Orange (via its innovation arm Orange Vallée) decided to develop its own innovative IP service applications.