France Telecom

France Telecom is one of the world's leading telecommunications operators. With consolidated sales of 53.5 billion euros in 2008, the Group serves more than 182 million customers on five continents. France Télécom is the number three mobile operator and number one provider of broadband internet services in Europe, and a world leader in telecommunications services for enterprises. Orange is the Group's flagship brand for internet, television and mobile services in the majority of the countries where the Group operates, with some 123 million customers, a number which has more than doubled in three years.

FT leads WP2 and WP4: it will work on the technical definition of the platform, will carry out its integration and delivery, and will lead its implementation in Senegal. FT will also have a significant contribution in the development of text-to-speech systems.