Orange begins LTE testing in Madagascar

25 Nov 2016

Orange Group has begun testing 4G technology in Madagascar, ahead of plans to make it commercially available next year, reports L’Express. Deputy CEO in charge of operations in Africa and the Middle East, Bruno Mettling stated that before offering Orange customers LTE services it would develop its 3G network coverage across the island nation to give broader access to mobile broadband internet.

Newly-appointed CEO of Orange Madagascar, Michel Degland said: ‘We will use IT infrastructure and solutions. With technological developments, it is possible to deploy such technology with virtualisation systems.’ During its testing phase some customers have received 4G signal on their mobile phones, and the rollout is expected to happen gradually over the course of 2017.

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