Orange Labs form the worldwide innovation network of the France Telecom-Orange Group. Set up in 2006, they have a staff of 5,000 (researchers, marketeers, engineers) in 9 different countries (UK, France, Poland, China, Korea, Japan, Jordan, Egypt and USA) on 4 continents. Each Orange Labs is thus integrated into its own geographic ecosystem, enabling it to get a grip on and anticipate technological progress and changes in usages throughout the world. The Orange Labs international network is a concrete expression of the Group’s aim to breathe new life into innovation and make it the driving force behind its transformation.
R&D (Orange Labs) is the principal source of innovation for the Group, with more than 8,500 patents registered. Consisting of 3,800 researchers in 18 laboratories on four continents (8 in France and 10 in Europe, Africa, America and Asia), its scope and coverage enables it to detect all technological breakthroughs and encourage partnerships.