Growing customer demand for mobile broadband services has encouraged Orange to extend its partnership with Nokia.
The operator has announced that it is to work with the Nordic handset firm to deliver an easy-to-use push email application.
Nokia Messaging by Orange will be available on a number of mobile and wireless devices, with the service set to make its debut in the UK this summer before being introduced in France and Spain later in the year.
"This extension to our partnership with Nokia shows how serious we are about bringing mobile multimedia to every customer," said Orange's Senior Executive Vice President of Global Mobile Business Olaf Swantee.
"With our leadership in innovation, proven expertise in convergence across our fixed, mobile and broadband networks and knowledge of our customers, we think this offer will help increase consumer appetite for mobile email."
Orange has 13 million broadband customers across Europe and 122 million mobile customers worldwide.
The announcement of the new email service follows Virgin Media's recent plan to work with Google to enhance the email options it currently provides for home broadband subscribers.