About France Telecom
France Telecom, one of the world's leading telecommunications operators, serves almost 160 million customers on five continents (220 countries or territories) as of December 31, 2006, of which two thirds are Orange customers. The Group had consolidated sales of 51,7 billion euros in 2006. Launched in June 2005, the NExT program (New Experience in Telecommunications) will allow the Group to pursue its transformation as an integrated operator and to make France Telecom the benchmark for new telecommunications services in Europe. On June 2006, Orange thus became the Group's single brand for Internet, television and mobile in France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Spain, and Orange Business Services the brand name for the services offered to businesses worldwide. France Telecom is number two mobile operator and provider of Internet services in Europe and amongst the world leaders in providing telecommunication services to multinational companies.
France Telecom (NYSE:FTE) is listed on Euronext Paris Eurolist market and on the New York Stock Exchange.
The Île de France Region sponsors and promotes numerous scientific events.
Within the Délégation Générale pour l'Armement (DGA), MRIS supports research for defence in basic sciences and technologies.
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