Orange rolls out 4G before Christmas

Newsroom 07/12/2012 | 13:47

Telecom operator Orange Romania will launch the LTE technology/4G services before Christmas.

The launch of the 4G services will be accompanied by a commercial offer both for the business and residential sector, according to company representatives.

At the end of September, Orange announced it will launch 4G services by the end of the year in the 1800 MHz frequency.

“We are planning to start 4G services before the end of this year, pending the approval of the authorities, and starting with April 2014, it will be able to offer 4G services at its highest efficiency. We will start with 4G in Bucharest and then extend it to the rest of the country. We will be launching mass-market services at affordable prices,” said Jean-Francois Fallacher, CEO of Orange Romania, at that time.

Orange’s competitor Vodafone launched the 4G commercial services in Romania, also in the 1,800 MHz frequency and its LTE network is available in 10 cities. Cosmote announced it will launch 4G in 2013.

Next year, Orange will also launch on the Romanian market Joyn, a new three-in-one communication service which allows users to make voice and video calls, chat on the handset and at the same time share videos, pictures and documents with a group of people. The service has already been deployed in Spain.

Starting with 2013, it will be launched in Romania as well as other countries such as Belgium, Poland, Slovakia and France. The service will be present by default on a new generation of smartphones sold by Orange.

 Otilia Haraga

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