Yesterday, eCrypt Technologies announced that the Orange Partner Programme has accepted the company as Premium Member. The Orange Group, a subsidiary of France-Telecom, the fifth largest mobile service provider in the world, has a customer base of over 192 million subscribers across 32 countries. The Group has a strong focus on innovation, and aims to establish itself as a benchmark for new telecommunications services in Europe.

Earlier this week the European Commission approved the proposed merger of Orange UK and T-Mobile UK. The merged company boasts a 37% share of the UK market.

eCrypt President and CEO, Brad Lever, commented, “We are very excited at the prospect of being able to offer Orange customers around the world a means to protect their wireless email communications.”

Following the announcement, eCrypt Technologies revealed that it is currently exploring integration and deployment options with Orange.

Lever continued, “Our distribution strategy involves making our technology available to wireless email users around the globe via their mobile service providers. Becoming a Premium Member of Orange’s Partner Programme is a significant step for eCrypt. We are confident this will develop into a mutually profitable relationship, and add long term value to our stakeholders.”