Orange to trial fixed-mobile convergence service

16 Nov 2006

Orange Poland (formerly known as PTK-Centertel) is planning to launch a fixed-mobile convergence service. The company, a wholly owned subsidiary of fixed line incumbent TP SA, is expected to begin trials of the new offering at the end of this month under the Unifon brand. The service will enable Orange customers to make calls from home on their mobile handsets at fixed line tariffs. The offer will also be available to TP SA’s customer who subscribe to broadband internet services with a Livebox! modem. Orange is planning to launch HSDPA technology over its W-CDMA network in Warsaw and Katowice at the beginning of December, which will be expanded to cover 30% of the population in the first quarter of 2007.