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France Telecom, official partner of the annual Broadband World Forum Europe


Paris, October 6, 2006

From 9 th to 12 th October, France Telecom will be hosting the Broadband World Forum Europe (BBWFE) to be held at CNIT-Paris La Défense. It will discuss the future of the broadband technologies and services and bring together international telecoms manufacturers for conferences and demonstrations. The themes discussed will include Ethernet, ADSL2+, VDSL, FTTx, Wimax, 3G+ services and content for convergent services. France Telecom will be demonstrating its Unique telephone, a Livebox, Orange Business Services and Orange Television Services.
The event will be opened on 9th October by François Loos, Minister of Industry, and Didier Lombard, France Telecom Chairman & CEO.
The BBWFE is held every year in a different European city. The previous event in Madrid was attended by nearly 5,500 participants of 126 different nationalities. The Broadband World Forum (BBWF) Asia is also held every year in May. In September 2006, the first BBWF America was held in Vancouver.

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About France Telecom
France Telecom, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, serves over 149 million customers on five continents (220 countries or territories) as of June 30, 2006 and had consolidated sales of 49 billion euros by IFRS standards in 2005 (25.9 billion euros in the first half of 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 and the Netherlands, 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.


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