Orange are set to sack between 1800 to 2000 jobs in the UK during the re-brand of Wanadoo broadband to Orange broadband.
Orange is owned by France Telecom and they have said that the reason the job cuts are necessary is because they need to be 15% "leaner" in terms of base costs.
The move comes as the NExT (New Experience in Telecoms) strategy starts to take place that will see Wanadoo broadband join with Orange to work under the same name.
The Wanadoo name change to Orange has been known about for quite a while and is another example of how the UK broadband & communications market is hotting up towards a price war as companys are trying to under cut each others prices and also offering more and more services.
Already we have the Carphone Warehouse offering free broadband through their Talk Talk company and also the ntl & Virgin mobile merger another example of how companies are trying to offer more and more services in one go.