Four years ahead of the Games, Orange has become Premium partner and official supplier to the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The partnership was announced by Orange’s Chairman and CEO Stéphane Richard and Paris 2024’s President Tony Estanguet, in the presence of the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo.
Orange will be leveraging its expertise for the world’s greatest sports event, starting today and over the years to come.
This partnership agreement is the result of intense cooperation between Orange’s and
Paris 2024’s teams. The very high-speed broadband networks that will be installed in
all venues will enable everyone around the planet to share the full excitement
surrounding the event. As an official supplier, Orange will treat fans and broadcasters to
optimal quality of service.
Orange and Paris 2024 are taking on an all-new technical, technological and human
challenge. About 4 billion viewers gathered to enjoy the Olympic and Paralympic
Games in London in 2012 and fans made more than 20 million calls within the venues.
In 2024, people will be sharing more photos and videos than ever. To address these
needs, Orange will connect all the Games venues with fibre optic and mobile
networks. It will connect its first site under this partnership, the future head office of
the Paris 2024 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, in
Saint-Denis, in early 2021.
Paris 2024 and Orange are determined to hold responsible Olympic and Paralympic
Games. Orange’s environmental commitments include placing its networks’ energy
efficiency at the core of its infrastructure rollout strategy.
Tony Estanguet, President of Paris 2024: “We’re thrilled to welcome Orange into the
wider Paris 2024 family. Delivering the telecommunications during the Olympic and
Paralympic Games is a big challenge. As the event draws closer, the world’s eyes will
be turning to Paris. The connectivity needs to be flawless for people at the venues
and online, so they can enjoy the event to the fullest, and share the excitement with
“We are convinced Orange will be a great partner to tackle this challenge and
create this bond. Orange’s technological expertise and experience with sports events
is tremendous. Paris 2024 and Orange will work hand in hand to organise innovative
and spectacular Games that bring people closer together.”
Stéphane Richard, Chairman and CEO of Orange: “Organising the Olympic and
Paralympic Games Paris 2024 offers a huge opportunity for the French economy and
represents an incredible technological challenge for Orange. Connecting each
location and everybody involved to high-speed networks will be an essential factor in
successfully bringing the Games to life. During the next four next years, Orange’s
teams will be fully engaged in making this challenge a reality by harnessing the power
of our networks to enable people across the world to share and enjoy this unique
Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris: “I’m delighted with this partnership. It’s part of an
extensive team effort bringing together public and private stakeholders, and aimed at
making the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games a collective success and historymaking sports event. The teams at the Paris City Council are fully committed to
ensuring the Games provide a model for energy sobriety and set an example in terms
of accessibility. We have never compromised on the legacy that the Games will leave
behind for everyone in the Greater Paris area, and the priorities are based on
requirements for housing, transport infrastructure and sports facilities.”
Orange is a standard-setting partner to large-scale international events including the
UEFA Euro 2016, Tour de France and Roland-Garros. Its expertise and technical
solutions cover the full spectrum of telecommunications services. Paris 2024 is thus
teaming up with a trailblazer that will be able to adapt to evolution in technology and
people’s expectations regarding connectivity.