It was in an interview with the newspaper Le Parisien that Didier Lombard, CEO of Orange, said that the incumbent operator should soon launch an Internet access offer for the most disadvantaged. This would be invoiced at 20 euros per month and would include the advantages of a classic triple play offer.
An offer for the most disadvantaged
While the triple play offers (Internet, telephone and television) are sold for the most part at the floor price of around thirty euros per month, Orange intends to launch an offer for small purses, for ten euros less. This offer is inspired by the one announced by the operator recently in the field of mobile telephony, where it offers a blocked offer at 10 euros per month, accessible under certain conditions.
However, this offer is not expected before July 1 by the operator, who is especially waiting for the green light from the telecommunications regulatory authorities. However, this initiative has earned Orange criticism from UFC-Que Choisir, although the association agrees in principle. It especially criticizes the incumbent operator that there is no competition on this type of offer, and that in this case the poorest will have no other choice than Orange to subscribe Internet at low cost. It also wants triple play to be part of universal services, allowing all citizens to have access to it.