Orange to launch French HSDPA service in the summer

25 May 2006

Orange, the mobile arm of French incumbent France Télécom, says it will introduce a high speed mobile internet access service based on High Speed Downlink Package Access (HSDPA) technology, by the end of this summer. According to Orange France CEO Didier Quillot, HSDPA will be offered first to corporate clients, with a consumer service following a few weeks later. The operator is offering the new service with a choice of two or three handsets, supplied by Samsung, Nokia and Motorola. Orange is currently testing the technology in the Paris area, using equipment supplied by Alcatel.

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