Mobile phone company Orange said it will launch an Internet Service Provider (ISP), provisionally called Orange World, in the fourth quarter of 1999.
The ISP will target the business and consumer markets.
Also at the end of the year the company will launch its Internet enabled phone which debuted at Cebit in March. Using the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP), the phone will allow users to access the Internet, receive news services and conduct banking and retail transactions.
The news came as Orange announced it has netted 800,000 new customers in the first half of 1999, bringing its total customer base to 2.96 million.
Orange also announced the launch of new networks in Belgium and Switzerland.
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