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Orange Telco Makes a Major Overhaul in IT Infrastructures

France’s leading telecommunication company, Orange, announces a major overhaul in its overall IT infrastructures. The technology company has snatched a strategic partnership with Alphabet’s Google cloud for its plans.

According to reports, the French firm is looking to develop future cloud, Edge computing, and cybersecurity services.

The two company are also planning to establish a Center for Excellence and an Innovation Lab for its joint research. The facilities would be used in developing solutions based on information and Artificial Intelligence within the scope of 5G and Edge’s frameworks.

The said partnership will work to develop the future of Edge computing in the country. It also comes as 5G networks start rolling out across Europe.

Technology news reports say that the two firms will give solutions for wholesale, B2B, and B2C markets.

Orange Chief Executive Officer Stephane Richard recently led the company’s announcement. Richard promises that the partnership would allow the French telecommunications giant to provide better service for its consumers.

Richard also said that the Google is a long-term partner of the company. Adding that the American firm is eager to invest in Europe, particularly in France.

Reports say the two plans to expand the Orange Business Services’ portfolio with cloud services based on Google Cloud solutions.

Google and Alphabet Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai said that they’re looking forward to work with the French company. Adding that the combined strength of the two will help new advancements in cloud and Edge computing services.

The joint venture with the French company is another win for Goggle who has also recently clinched a deal with Renault.

No More Dependency

While it’s strengthening its ties with the American tech giant, Orange is advocating to lessen the region’s dependency.

Huawei has played a pivotal role in the rise of modern technology in Europe. However, unlike most countries, the firm isn’t dependent on the Chinese company’s equipment in France.

The company’s CEO said that the firm uses Huawei’s tech in some countries, mainly in Poland and Spain. In fact, those two countries are its two biggest markets in the region.

The plan is to shift from Huawei’s creations in the medium term. And this is another major blow for the Chinese giant who’s been under intense scrutiny from the West.

Huawei faced continued denial and capped from countries in the region especially as the trade war between Beijing and Washington escalates.

Countries in Europe are moving to lessen the Chinese company’s exposure and influence, a move that would please their ally, the US.

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