Orange And Apple Working to Launch French Coronavirus Contact Tracing App in May

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Apple is in discussions with France’s biggest telecoms operator, Orange, over developing a coronavirus contact tracing app. It is thought the app should be ready by the end of May (via Reuters).

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Marie-Noelle Jego-Laveissiere, the firm’s Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, gave the end of May as the rough-time at which such an app is likely to be ready.

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Furthermore, “there are meetings almost every day,” according to Orange CEO Stephen Richards. “We have a discussion dynamic with Apple that is not bad,” he added.

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