Apple is in talks with Orange, the largest telecommunications operator in France, to develop a contact tracking application against coronaviruses. We think the application should be ready by the end of May (via Reuters).
Apple and Orange meet “almost every day” to discuss contact training technology
Marie-Noelle Jego-Laveissiere, chief technology and innovation officer of the firm, gave the end of May as the approximate period at which such an application is likely to be ready.
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In addition, “there are meetings almost every day,” according to Orange CEO Stephen Richards. “We have a dynamic of discussion with Apple which is not bad,” he added.
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