Orange’s First Commercial 5G Service launched in Romania

Romania is the first country in the Orange Group to launch 5G services, but Orange is the third telecom operator in the country to launch 5G services

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Orange Romania customers can enjoy access to the Orange 5G network, available in some areas of Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca and Iasi. They will benefit from such Internet speeds up to 1.2 Gbps on mobile. The connectivity experience is complemented by the flexibility brought by Number Share service, a long awaited first in Romania, available only to Orange customers.

 

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5G marks the next major evolution of mobile networks, designed to support new services in an increasingly connected world. With this launch, Orange Romania customers become the first in the Orange group to benefit from the benefits of 5G technology.

Ramon Fernandez, CEO Delegate of Orange in charge of Finance, Performance and Europe, commented, “I am delighted that Romania, one of the most dynamic telecoms markets in Europe, is the first country within our global footprint to have achieved this important milestone.

“Orange Romania is important for us, both in terms of investments and driving innovation, with more than €3.5 billion invested since we entered the market.

Today’s 5G launch, alongside new innovations like eSIM and Number Sharing, will serve as key use cases for further development and underpins the Group’s ambitions to deliver an unmatched experience to our customers as we begin our migration towards the next generation of networks.”

Currently, the Orange 5G network is available to customers in three cities, offering maximum download speeds of up to 1.2 Gbps and average speeds of 600 Mbps, capable of providing users with an experience similar to that offered by fiber optic internet service.

5G brings not only higher speeds than existing technologies, but also low latencies. These are translated by an extremely low network response time, milliseconds level and make it possible for autonomous machines to be able to communicate with each other in real time, or to broadcast a live concert through VR glasses.

For Orange, this stage of 5G evolution is the result of a series of tests conducted with strategic partners. The company is the only local operator involved in the standardization of this technology in four major European projects, thus contributing to the development and regulation of 5G technology.

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