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Orange Wholesale International is a proud sponsor of International Telecoms Week 2023!

On 11-04-2023
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May 14-17, 2022. Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
National Harbor, MD, 
On-site event 
Orange meeting rooms
#19 208, 19 209, 19 210, 19 212, 19 214 and 19 215 

Orange Wholesale International is delighted to welcome you as a key partner and a global telecom player at the 2023 edition of ITW. We’re looking forward to meeting you in person in our suite #19215 on the 19th floor, for a productive meeting with our sales team.

Our experts will also be on stage to participate in the following keynotes: Shaping the future of global connectivity (May 15, 9:30-11AM), What do buyers want? (May 15, 2023, 2:00PM) and Will 2 Africa fulfil its promise? (May 15, 3:30-4:15PM).

So, whether you are an Operator, a Content Provider, or a Pure Wholesaler, we can help you make technology accessible to everyone. Save the date in your calendar now and set an appointment with our sales representatives! 

Meet experts from Orange Wholesale International

Emmanuel Rochas, Aurélien Vigano and Paul Stanley will participate in three separate keynote panels at ITW 2023


Emmanuel Rochas











The ITW keynote chat show with Emmanuel Rochas – Shaping the future of global connectivity

Monday, May 15, 2023, 9:30 am · (US/Eastern Time) 

Introducing the ITW keynote chat show, featuring a rotating cast of our industry’s most influential leaders. Each of our speakers will share their perspectives on our changing industry, from the need for collaboration to enable seamless end-to-end connectivity to technology convergence. The session will discuss:

  • How our speakers see the industry evolving, and what’s at the top of their agenda for the year ahead
  • What does the connectivity provider of the future look like as we transform to cloud-native architectures and a connectivity-on-demand model?
  • The potential for collaboration between different stakeholders, including telecom operators, cloud providers, and end-users, to enable new and innovative use cases.

Biography - Since taking over as CEO of Orange Wholesale International in 2019, Emmanuel Rochas has used his extensive experience to enhance a world-class wholesale service portfolio. As Orange’s prominent figurehead, Emmanuel must take credit for the company’s No. 1 position in terms of Voice revenues, enhancing the network offer with new cables, accelerating the deployment of PoPs, which totaled over 450 by the end 2022, and developing CDN solutions. Emmanuel has also revamped the company’s extensive portfolio by integrating Orange’s three-tier Value Offer, providing customers with a tailor-made experience by allowing them to easily choose the service that best suits their needs.

Emmanuel has also implemented Orange Wholesale International’ new strategy. His innovative vision has empowered Orange employees and delivered value to customers and their end-users. For him, customer experience is key, it’s all about listening, understanding, and responding to give our customers and partners peace of mind in an ever demanding market. Finally, the Orange Service Pledge is yet another example of Emmanuel’s commitment to being a pioneer in the Wholesale industry for Quality of Experience. Emmanuel is a dedicated member of the Global Leader’s Forum, enabling and driving the digital transformation of the wholesale industry.


Paul Stanley



Panel with Paul Stanley - What do buyers want?

Monday, May 15, 2023, 14:00 pm (US/Eastern Time) 

Even as the industry continues to transform, with new APIs and platforms for provisioning connectivity, there is still value in customer relationships and trust. This panel will discuss :

  • What do buyers look for when selecting a provider?
  • How can carriers balance the need for local expertise with the demands of global reach?

Biography - Paul Stanley is VP Sourcing for Orange Wholesale International and Orange Business Services in Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Russia being responsible for all technologies and commodities. Prior to joining Orange in 2019. Paul lived and worked for Colt in Japan, Hong Kong, Chicago and London. Paul has a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics and a Master of Science in International Strategy and Diplomacy from The London School of Economics.

Aurélien Vigano – Orange Wholesale International CEO

Aurélien Vigano



Panel with Aurélien Vigano - Will 2Africa fulfil its promise?

Monday, May 15, 2023, 15:30 pm (US/Eastern Time) 

Connecting 36% of the world's population, with 16 fiber pairs and 27+ landing stations in Africa alone, the 2Africa consortium and many landing partners represent a huge opportunity to accelerate digital development. This panel will explore:

  • The economic growth potential that 2Africa can bring to the continent
  • How the challenges of deploying the world's longest submarine cable were overcome
  • What needs to be done to avoid overcapacity on the route

Biography - Aurélien is VP, International Transmission Networks at Orange. In this role, he oversees all cross-border telecommunications infrastructure for the Orange Group, covering submarine cables, terrestrial networks, and satellite capacity. As a recognized industry expert, Aurélien has led successful investments and projects on 4 continents.


Discover Orange Wholesale International’ wide range of solutions recognized by the industry

Orange Wholesale International is a 1st class provider of global connectivity, with hundreds of customers worldwide relying on our expertise, service levels and commitment to a more responsible and inclusive digital world.

We provide content providers, OTTs, telecom operators and pure wholesalers with high-bandwidth, low-latency, and secure capacity for voice, mobile and data. These services are delivered through 470 points of presence, over 450,000 km of submarine cables, 45,000 km of terrestrial fiber, 2,500 satellite antennas and 800+ roaming agreements. Recent innovations include proofs of concept for 5G SA low-latency roaming for IoT, an Open Radio Access Network with RAN sharing, or an end-to-end cloud-native 5G SA multi-cloud network. We are also at the heart of the wholesale voice value proposition, with 32 billion voice minutes carried globally in 2022. 

In addition, our status as a key player was recognized in 2022 with numerous awards at the annual CC Global Awards and the Global Carriers Awards, to name a few. Earlier this year, Orange Wholesale International was named a “Leader” in “Vision & Strategy” by GlobalData in its latest company assessment, confirming our ongoing work to meet our customers’ needs through innovative and best-in-class services. 

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