Ottawa, March 2, 2007 ... France Telecom is one of the world’s leading telecommunications carriers with over 147 million customers on 5 continents (220 countries). It is listed on the Paris and New York stock exchanges under the symbol (NYSE: FTE). As a member business service, we are conducting a search for collaborators on their behalf.
France Telecom’s ambition is to be the first integrated telecoms operator in Europe and leader for convergence, delivering a ‘New Experience of Telecoms’ for its customers. This includes the rebranding of Equant and Wanadoo on 1 June 2006 - forming part of an international strategy to use the Orange brand commercially for mobile, fixed-line, broadband, multi-play and business offerings. This means a simple, single-company experience for customers as well as an exciting new generation of enhanced communications and converged services.
The company has strategic partnerships and alliances with some of the world’s leading suppliers and operators, meaning that it can serve business customers in more ways and in more parts of the world than anyone else. Its R&D labs span three continents.
As part of its partnership and alliance strategy, France Telecom wishes to conduct a search for innovative Canadian organizations developing technologies and capabilities that are a strategic match with its business needs.
Technology Focus List:
Interest for partners and new solutions in areas, such as: Satellite connectivity for Telemedicine in remote regions
Next generation of patient records through Telemedicine and distribution (e.g., new technologies that would provide an instant messaging distribution network)
RFID in healthcare (asset management/ locator services for patients/resources), generally, Telemedicine from a patient's perspective – technologies making it simple and easy
Wireless and mobility in Telemedicine solutions
Qualification of Interests and Next Steps:
France Telecom: R&D Lab in Boston: depending on level of interest, qualified candidates will be invited to briefing sessions at the France Telecom R&D Lab in Boston. The Lab’s mission is to turn technologies from the “Ecosystem” into innovative products and services through mobilizing the resources of a small, multidisciplinary international team, able to quickly leverage a pool of global resources and apply rapid prototyping to real world business problems…