Orange Business Services announced the appointment of Helmut Reisinger as the new chief executive officer (CEO) responsible for the strategy to support the digital transformation of enterprise customers in France and around the world.
Orange Business Services earlier said it posted 1.3 percent drop in quarterly revenue to 1.726 billion euros in Q1 2018.
Thierry Bonhomme, the current CEO of Orange Business Service, will become advisor to CEO of Orange before retirement later this year.
Helmut Reisinger will report to Orange CEO Stephane Richard, and will be a member of the Group’s Executive Committee.
Recently Helmut Reisinger was executive vice president, International at Orange Business Services, in charge of all international enterprise business activities, excluding France.
Before joining Orange Business Services in 2007, Helmut Reisinger held senior management positions across Europe at technology companies such as Avaya, NextiraOne Germany and Alcatel Austria.
Orange Business revenue
Orange Business said its voice services revenue fell 1.6 percent. The downward trend in traditional fixed-line telephony was partially offset by growth in Voice-over-IP and customer contact number services.
Data services fell 3.4 percent in the 1st quarter of 2018, reflecting the change in IP VPN and broadcast services. IP VPN services reached 354,000 accesses at 31 March 2018 (a 0.2 percent increase year on year).
IT and integration services rose 0.4 percent. Excluding equipment sales, the increase was 4.2 percent in the 1st quarter of 2018. Growth continued to be driven by Cloud services (+17 percent), Orange Cyberdefense (+20 percent) and Applications (+19 percent).
Mobile increased 1.8 percent in the first quarter of 2018, driven by equipment sales, while services were impacted by the end of roaming fees in Europe last July.
Orange Business said the number of contracts reached 2.788 million at 31 March 2018 (+4.4 percent year on year) and the number of machine-to-machine SIM cards grew 20.5 percent year on year.