Orange Moldova

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Orange Moldova
Type Joint-stock company
Industry Telecommunications
Founded Chișinău, Moldova (1998)
Founders Luc Solente
Headquarters Alba Iulia 75 street, Chișinău, Moldova
Area served Moldova
Key people Ludmila Climoc (Director)
Services Mobile phone services
Internet carrier
Revenue Increase 172 million (2012)[1]
Employees Around 950 (2011)
Parent Orange S.A. (94.31%)
Website orange.md

Orange Moldova is a subsidiary of Orange S.A. operating in Moldova since April 1998. The company is also an internet service provider and fixed voice services (point-to-point) provider for business.

At this time, Orange has GSM coverage of 99.4% of the population, and 98.9% of the country's territory, plus 88.5% of 3G services. Orange owns 65.4% of the telecommunications market and serves two million subscribers.

General information[edit]

Communication standard: Orange works with GSM 900 and 1800 MHz and UMTS 2100 MHz, LTE 2600 MHZ.

Numbering resources:

Orange network codes are: 068xxxxxx ; 069xxxxxx ; 060xxxxxx ; 0610xxxxx.

Internationally they have the form: +37368xxxxxx ; +37369xxxxxx ; +37360xxxxxx ; +373610xxxxx.

Network code: 259 01, where 259 — Mobile Country Code (MCC) for Moldova, and 01 — Mobile Network Code (MNC) for Orange network.

Displayed on the phone screen: Orange, MD Orange, VOXTEL, TEMPO, or 259 01 depending on the phone.

History[edit]

Network start[edit]

The joint-stock company was created in February 1998, under the name of Voxtel. The license was acquired for $8M USD. The company started its activity as a commercial entity on October 27, 1998. The first call was made by former president of France Jacques Chirac in the presence of Moldova's former president Petru Lucinschi and mass-media representatives.

Rebranding[edit]

On April 19, 2006, the company's shareholders decided that VOXTEL and Tempo become Orange. A year after the decision of the shareholders (April 25, 2007), VOXTEL announced the launch of Orange, which opened new perspectives for Moldova's mobile market.

Competitors[edit]

In 1998, Orange (which was still known as Voxtel) was the only mobile telephony services provider in the country. Given the licensing agreement with the government, the company was to have exclusive rights for 5 years. However in 1999 the second GSM license was given to the company Moldcell and it began its activity in April 2000.

Due to the new competitor, Orange (still Voxtel at that point) launched the first pre-paid packages (Tempo) on the Moldovan market.

Starting March 1, 2007 a third mobile operator launched. The new operator, Unite, operates with the CDMA standard and is owned by the national telecommunications company Moldtelecom. The license was obtained without any competition in July 2006.

Services[edit]

Orange Abonament Subscribers can find a variety of offers for various communication needs. They can choose the option for call, send SMS and MMS messages and even surf Internet at the lowest possible price. After 6 months, all clients are included in Loyalty Program which offers a lot of benefits for all Orange Abonament customers. In 2010 Orange has launched in Moldova successful commercial offers: Fluture, Delfin, Pantera. Monthly fee needed.

Orange PrePay Without monthly fee.

Orange Business For corporate clients.

HD voice Orange has won the Global Mobile Awards competition, which takes place at the most prestigious annual telecommunications event - Mobile World Congress. The Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough award was given for significant improvements in sound quality in mobile telephony, by implementing the world's first HD voice in Moldova. In this way, the company's progress in mobile technologies have been recognized worldwide, becoming the first mobile operator Orange in the country to win an international award of this size. HD voice was commercially launched in Moldova on September 9, 2009.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Financial indicators in Moldova". Orange. 2013-06-10. Retrieved 2013-08-10. 

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