Orange, Alca-Lu demo LTE

15 Jul 2010

Orange Moldova, the country’s largest mobile operator by subscribers, has announced the launch of a two-day public demonstration of Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology in Chisinau. The public have been given the opportunity to test the technology in Orange’s shop in the capital. Earlier this week, Orange showcased the 4G technology in cooperation with French equipment vendor Alcatel-Lucent, Orange Labs, Moldova’s telecoms regulator the National Regulatory Agency for Electronic Communications and Information Technology (ANRCETI) and the Ministry of Telecommunications. The operator hopes that the demos will help it better understand the possibilities offered by the 4G technology, which enables download speeds of up to 100Mbps, before it is rolled out across the country in the next few years. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Orange launched commercial GSM-900 services under its original moniker Voxtel in September 1998, becoming the country’s first mobile operator. It was rebranded under the Orange banner in April 2007 in line with the international branding of its parent company France Telecom. In September last year Orange launched what it claimed to be the world’s first mobile telephone service offering high definition (HD) voice quality and in December 2009 increased maximum download speeds on its 3.5G network to 21Mbps.

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