Orange announces Europe 5G test plans

9 Feb 2018

France-based Orange Group has announced that it will carry out tests of 5G technology in Europe this year, including Romania. Orange has based its 5G strategy on three components: improved high-speed mobile broadband, high-speed fixed broadband access, and new applications to support the digital transformation of businesses. The group stated that in Romania it will test 5G technology as an alternative to fibre-optic broadband networks and will conduct a real-world test in the country in the second half of 2018 in collaboration with Samsung and Cisco.

Orange is the leading mobile network operator (MNO) in Romania, with 9.266 million wireless subscribers at 30 September 2017.