Orange Romania launches first fixed-mobile offers

25 Mar 2022

Orange Romania has unveiled its first fixed-mobile packages since completing the acquisition of a 54% stake in the fixed services operator Telekom Romania Communications (TKR, since renamed Orange Romania Communications) from Greece’s OTE last September. Following completion of a process to move all its fixed services onto the Orange brand, the company said it will begin selling a range of bundled services under the ‘Orange Love’ brand from 28 March, including the new ‘Fibre 2000’ package combining a mobile plan, Orange TV and a fixed broadband connection providing download speeds of up to 1.8Gbps.

Speaking at a press event, Orange Romania CEO Liudmila Climoc highlighted that Orange Group had invested a total of EUR4 billion (EUR4.4 billion) since entering the Romanian market 20 years ago and promised further network investment of EUR200 million a year. Following the acquisition of Telekom Romania’s fixed line operations, Orange now claims to provide services to 57% of households in Romania, including 10.6 million mobile subscriptions and more than three million internet and TV users.

Meanwhile, Orange Group deputy CEO Mari-Noelle Jego denied press reports that the French company has concluded an agreement in principle with the Romania state under which Orange would fully integrate the former Telekom Romania Communications and the Romania state retain a 20% stake in the new entity. Although there is no written agreement, she did recognise there is a willingness to discuss such a move. ‘What exists is an agreement that there will be an alignment on the part of the shareholders towards this goal of reaching a legal merger,’ Liudmila Climoc explained, adding: ‘It is open and we are in talks with government partners.’ The Romanian state still holds a 46% stake in the former TKR.