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France Telecom enables telephony via web browser using Adobe Flash

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It looks like France Telecom/Orange is leading the way again in the major carrier space. The company announced it now provides a webphone API cloud service for embedding phone service into a web site.

The webphone API uses the Adobe Flash platform to embed/integrate voice features into business (web) applications, so customers visiting a [...]

France Telecom goes flat-rate—As goes France, so does the world?

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About two weeks ago, France Telecom (www.francetelecom.com) moved out of a rate-zone pricing scheme and into flat-rate pricing, with landline calls made between any points within mainland France costing the same. As goes France, so will the rest of the world?

On October 21, a single rate went into effect for France telecom users, [...]

France Telecom-Orange loads up on undersea cable deals

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France Telecom Orange (www.orange-ftgroup.com) is making a heavy play into the submarine cable business.  It has acquired Elettra, Telecom Italia‚Äôs submarine cable business and earlier this month announced an agreement for a new undersea cable in the Indian Ocean.

With Elettra, France Telecom will get two cable ships along with 100 percent of the [...]