France wants audit to control security of Orange’s network after outage

The logo of French telecom operator Orange at the headquarters in Issy-les-Moulineaux
A woman walks past the logo of French telecom operator Orange at the company headquarters in Issy-les-Moulineaux near Paris, France, June 3, 2021. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

June 4, 2021

PARIS (Reuters) – The French state wants to launch a formal audit to control the security and integrity of the network and the services of telecom operaror Orange, following this week’s network outage which prevented emergency phone calls in France.

Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire and Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin made the demand to undertake the audit in a letter – seen by Reuters – addressed to the head of the National Agency for the Security of Information Systems (ANSSI)

(Reporting by Gwenaelle Barzic; Writing by Dominique Vidalon; Editing by GV De Clercq)