The Orange network was inaugurated on 28 April 1994.
The brand was created in 1994 for Hutchison Telecom’s UK mobile phone network, which was acquired by France Télécom in August 2000.
In 2006, the company’s ISP operations, formerly Wanadoo, were also re-branded Orange.
Vodafone operates networks in over 30 countries and has partner networks in over 40 other countries.
It owns 45 % of Verizon Wireless, the largest mobile telecommunications company in the USA by number of subscribers.
In 2002, as Deutsche Telekom was consolidating its international operations, it anglicized the T-Mobil name into T-Mobile, although it sometimes still used the name T-D1 within Germany.