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Encyclopedia > France Télécom

France Télécom (outside of France often spelled France Telecom, without the accents) is the main telecommunication company in France. It currently employs about 221,657 people and has nearly 90 million customers worldwide, including the French départements d'outre mer. For the last twelve months ending Sep 2004 it had revenue of 60.11 billion dollars. Download high resolution version (659x706, 72 KB)France Télécom logo from France Telecom via ordering it from the companys media centre and vis e-mail. ... Telecommunication is the extension of communication over a distance. ... Under the 1946 Constitution of the Fourth Republic, the French colonies of Guadeloupe, Martinique and French Guiana in the Caribbean and Réunion in the Indian Ocean became départements doutre-mer (Overseas departments) or DOMs. ... The dollar is the name of the official currency in several countries, dependencies and other regions (see list below), including the US dollar, the worlds most widely circulated currency (see list below). ...


The former CEO of France Télécom Thierry Breton was appointed back in 2002 after leaving his previous company Thomson (formerly THOMSON Multimedia SA, owner of the legendary American brand RCA) where he served as the CEO. On February 25th, 2005, he has been appointed minister of finance and industries. The current CEO is Didier Lombard. Thierry Breton (born January 15, 1955 in Paris) is the French Minister of Economy, Finance, and Industry. ... Thomson SA (NYSE: TMS)(Euronext: TMM) , formerly known as Thomson Multimedia is a multinational electronics manufacturer and media services provider headquartered in Boulogne, France. ... February 25 is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ...

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History

Up to 1988, France Télécom was known as the Direction Générale des Télécommunications, a division of the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications. It became autonomous in 1991. It ceased to be a state monopoly on January 1, 1998. 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In economics, a monopoly (from the Greek monos, one + polein, to sell) is defined as a persistent market situation where there is only one provider of a kind of product or service. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...


In 2004 France Télécom is likely to have to pay back €1 billion in alleged unlawful subsidies (in breach of state aid rules) it received from the French government, following an 18-month investigation by Mario Monti, the EC Competition Commissioner. It is understood that both France Télécom and the French government are appealing this decision. 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... EC may stand for: Early childhood education Eastern Caribbean dollar Sometimes referred to as the (EC$). EC numbers (Enzyme Commission numbers) are used for the numerical classification of enzymes Ecuador (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code) Electron capture - a decay mode for chemical elements Embedded C++ Entertaining Comics entorhinal...


Subsidiaries

France Télécom operates through several divisions, like Wanadoo (first internet service provider in France, second in Europe), Orange (first mobile phone company in France) and Equant. Wanadoo is a French Internet Service Provider (ISP), which is a subsidiary of France Télécom. ... An Internet service provider (ISP) is a business or organization that offers users access to the Internet and related services. ... World map showing location of Europe A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is geologically and geographically a peninsula, forming the westernmost part of Eurasia. ... See also Orange (disambiguation) for other meanings of the word. ... Equant is an international voice and data telecommunication carrier, formed by the spin-out of the network arm of SITA, a telecommunications provider to the aviation industry. ...


See also

This is a list of companies from France. ... Minitel 1. ...

External links

  • France Télécom website (http://www.francetelecom.com)
  • Pages jaunes (http://www.pagesjaunes.fr) – the Yellow Pages by France Télécom
  • Solipsis (http://solipsis.netofpeers.net): an open-source project developed within France Telecom Research labs

 
 

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