3G network upgrade for Orange UK

5 Aug 2008

Orange UK has announced that it will be upgrading its 3G network infrastructure across Scotland, Northern Ireland and the North-East of England, claiming that the enhancements will allow for a more reliable combined voice and data service and a 99% call set-up success rate. Orange has also announced that it will roll out a faster variant of HSDPA in the future, to enable support for mobile broadband, targeting a speed of 7.2Mbps for what it considers ‘the top 30 UK cities’. Expanded coverage across the UK is also on the agenda, with the operator planning to add over 450 new 2G and 3G sites over the next twelve months. Orange UK is currently the fourth largest mobile operator by subscribers, according to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database, claiming a 20.78% market share at March 2008.

United Kingdom, EE