Slovakian mobile operator Orange Slovensko last week launched a pilot of 3G/HSDPA services for selected large corporate customers in Trnava and Zilina. Orange expects to launch full commercial 3G services by the end of the third quarter of this year. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database, Orange received its UMTS licence in 2002, but did not make its first test 3G call until September 2005, after contracting Canadian vendor Nortel to supply and build its W-CDMA network. It originally hoped to launch commercial services in the first quarter of 2006 but its plans were delayed. Close rival T-Mobile Slovensko launched commercial 3G services in late January 2006.