France Telecom Logo – France Telecom is the leading telecommunications operator in France. Employs about 220,000 people and has over 150 million customers around the world. In 1988, France Télécom was known as Direction Générale des Télécommunications, a division of the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications. The company was privatized in 1990, and was no longer a monopoly of the state on January 1 of 1998. Currently his office is located in Paris, in the square Alleray.
In 2000, France Telecom buys Orange cellular operator English and launches the brand in America (Dominican Republic) by France Telecom Dominicana. Then change its name to Orange Dominicana SA and is positioned as the second mobile operator and only GSM / GPRS. In 2004, France Telecom probably was admonished by a fine of 1 billion euros by violating the rules that forced the company to stop being a monopoly.
In August 2005, France Telecom acquired 80% stake in Spanish mobile Amena the Auna Group. In June 2006 France Telecom Spain absorbed its subsidiaries “France Telecom Operators Telecom, SA” “Retevisión Mobile, Inc.” “The corner of the vagus, SL-man” “enjoyable mobile telecommunications Group, SL-person” and “Multimedia Cable SA sole proprietorship”. In June 2007, France Telecom acquired Ya.com, the third ISP in Spain in number of customers.