And third, the operator has announced plans to expand its energy business in Africa. Having already begun selling solar kits in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Madagascar, the French operator is planning service launches in Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea and Senegal by June. Orange reckons it can sell hundreds of thousands of kits in the next five years to consumers who currently have zero access to electricity. For more details, see this story on our sister news site Connecting Africa.
— Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, Light Reading