|Subsidiary of Orange S.A.|
|Founded||1997 (as Mobilrom)|
|Jean-Francois Fallacher (CEO)|
|Revenue||€ 913 million (2012)|
|Parent||Orange S.A. (96.8%)|
Orange România is a broadband Internet service provider and mobile provider in Romania. It's Romania's largest GSM network operator which is majority owned by Orange S.A., the biggest initial investor, who gradually increased its ownership.
Between 1997 and April 2002, the company was named Mobilrom, 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.
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). 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
The following is a list of known frequencies which Orange uses in Romania:
|MCC||MNC||Frequency||Band number||Protocol (Downlink/Uplink speed)||Class||Notes|
|226||10||900 MHz||8||UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+ (21.6 Mbit/s/5.76 Mbit/s)||3G|
|226||10||2100 MHz||1||UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (43.2 Mbit/s/5.76 Mbit/s)||3G|
|226||10||800 MHz||20||LTE (75 Mbit/s/37.5 Mbit/s)||4G||Downlink speeds can be up to 375Mbit/s through CA_3A_7A_20A|
|226||10||1800 MHz||3||LTE (150 Mbit/s/50 Mbit/s)||4G||Downlink speeds can be up to 375Mbit/s through CA_3A_7A_20A|
|226||10||2600 MHz||7||LTE (150 Mbit/s/50 Mbit/s)||4G||Downlink speeds can be up to 375Mbit/s through CA_3A_7A_20A|
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