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World Communication Awards 2023: Orange Wholesale recognized as Best Wholesale Operator


Orange Wholesale is delighted to announce that it has been recognized at the 2023 World Communication Awards ceremony as “Best Wholesale Operator” in the world. This ‘grand slam’ of awards recognizes the invaluable work done by the Group, confirming it as a major wholesaler. This award follows a year of accolades, notably those received during the 2023 Global Carriers Awards and the CC - Global Awards ceremonies.

The judges called Orange Wholesale entry “a compelling pitch showing true industry leadership”. As the winner of this category, Orange is one of the few established players offering stable, secure, and scalable connectivity across the whole value range. Orange continues to grow organically by expanding its products portfolio with innovative solutions and meeting ambitious Corporate Social Responsibility goals.

For the past 25 years, the World Communication Awards have recognized the innovation and excellence of global telecoms, and today it continues to be the most revered mark of achievement in the industry. Commenting on this success, Caroline Varley, Regional Sales VP Europe at Orange Wholesale International stated that “this award proves once again that Orange Wholesale stands out as a truly global leader in wholesale telecommunications, offering a comprehensive connectivity and capacity, including acclaimed 24/7 customer service worldwide and bespoke, carrier-grade solutions with market leading security and anti-fraud features”.

Yannick Decaux, OWF Wholesale mobile and interconnection Director to add "I'm very proud of this award for Best Wholesale Operator from the World Communication Awards jury. This prestigious award, coveted by wholesale operators all over the world, confirms our position as a leading player and rewards the work of our teams over many years: developing innovative mobile solutions, signing MVNO, IoT and Roaming Sponsor partnerships with key players in France and on 6 continents, and above all our passion for excellent customer service. Bravo to all our teams for this trophy!".

As a major wholesaler, Orange footprint includes 1,000 PoPs, holds an interest in 35% of world’s submarine cables, 45,000km of terrestrial cables, 25 satellite ground segments, 27,000 towers (Totem), 700 roaming agreements and 1,400 voice connections. Our service offering ranges from voice to data, including 5G roaming, IPX, IPL, CDN, EVPL or Call Collect numbers.

While Orange Wholesale is still the #1 carrier for voice in value, a growing share of our global revenue consists of Data solutions, attracting new telecom players such as OTTs and content providers. Innovation through digitization, APIzation, network softwarization and automation brings us closer to Wholesale-as-a-Service.