Orange Hits 50 Million Subscribers
By Carlo Longino, Thu Apr 29 17:45:00 GMT 2004

France Telecom's Orange mobile unit went over 50 million users in the first quarter, with revenues up as well.

Orange added 1.2 million subscribers in the first quarter, ending with 50.082 million, driving a 12.1 percent increase over last year's first quarter in revenues to EUR 4.678 billion. ARPU in its two biggest markets, France and the UK, continued to rise, and non-voice revenues were about 15% of the total.

Orange saw particularly strong growth in its other markets, both in terms of revenues and subscriber numbers.