Orange Romania

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Orange România
Subsidiary of Orange S.A.
Industry Mobile telecommunications
Founded 1997 (as Dialog)
Headquarters Bucharest, Romania
Key people
Jean-Francois Fallacher (CEO)
Revenue Decrease 913 million (2012)[1]
Parent Orange S.A. (96.8%)
Slogan "The future's bright, the future's Orange"
Former logo of Dialog

Orange România is Romania's largest GSM network operator[2] which is majority owned by Orange S.A., the biggest initial investor, who gradually increased its ownership.

Between 1997 and April 2002, they operated under two brand names Dialog (for monthly subscription plans, in Romanian means "dialogue") and Alo (for prepay services). In April 2002, after France Télécom gained a majority stake it was re-branded to comply with the group's global strategy. As of December 2012, Orange Romania has 10.3 million mobile subscribers.[1]

Orange is in head-to-head competition with Vodafone Romania for one of the most dynamic mobile telephony markets in south eastern Europe. Currently the mobile penetration is at about 115% (active users only).[3] Orange edged ahead of Vodafone (formerly Connex) in terms of number of subscribers in September 2004. They are the main mobile telephony operators, with Orange having a market share of almost 38% of the total market (active and inactive users).

Orange România also controls 4% of the Moldovan operator Orange Moldova.

Radio frequency summary[edit]

The following is a list of known frequencies which Orange employs in Romania:

Frequencies used on the Orange Romania Network
MCC MNC Frequency Protocol (Downlink/Uplink speed) Class Notes
226 10 900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE 2G
226 10 1800 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE 2G
226 10 900 MHz UMTS/HSPA (14.4 Mbit/s/5.76 Mbit/s) 3G
226 10 2100 MHz UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (43.2 Mbit/s/5.76 Mbit/s 3G
226 10 1800 MHz LTE (2x2 MIMO 75 Mbit/s/37.5 Mbit/s) 4G
An Orange Shop in Iaşi- a retail shop for Orange services and mobile phones.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Financial indicators in Romania". Orange. 2013-06-13. Retrieved 2013-08-10. 
  2. ^ "Orange: Growth undermined by roaming and interconnection". Ziarul Financiar. Archived from the original on 2008-05-10. Retrieved 2008-05-09. 
  3. ^ [1]

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