Showing posts with label Romania. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Romania. Show all posts

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Orange launches first commercial 5G in Romania

Orange launched its first commerical 5G newtork in Romania.

Coverage is initially provided in the main cities – Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca and Iasi – with other cities to follow throughout 2020 and beyond. The service boasts download speeds of up to 1.2Gbps and average download speeds of 600Mbps.

Orange Romania is also pioneering a number of exclusive services only available to customers of Orange. These include the Number Share Service, which allows users to use the same phone number on multiple devices without requiring a Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connection, and the first HD Voice Plus solution in Romania, which offers greatly improved quality of voice calls. Orange customers will also benefit from eSIM and technology, currently only being deployed by Orange Romania.

Orange Romania also noted its involvement in Europe’s Horizon 2020 research and development projects: MATILDA, SliceNet, 5G-EVE and 5G-VICTORI. Through this joint work with Orange Group research teams, Orange Romania has contributed significantly to the development and standardisation of 5G technology, being the only Romanian operator involved in standardising this technology at European level.

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 euros 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.”

Monday, July 2, 2018

Orange demos 5G home services with Samsung, Cisco

Orange has been conducting a multi-vendor 5G fixed wireless trial in Floresti, Cluj, Romania..

The trial makes use of Samsung's 5G solutions including the virtualized RAN, one of the smallest 5G access units and multiple indoor and outdoor 5G routers (CPE), as well as Cisco’s Meraki Z3 WiFi Router and Ultra Gateway Platform, which delivers a 5G virtual packet core on top of Cisco NFV Infrastructure that brings enhanced throughput and flexibility.

The trial, which has been underway for a month and a half across multiple homes in Floresti, uses 26 GHz spectrum, massive MIMO and beamforming technologies.
The companies report coverage beyond 1 km at 1 Gbps speed for a single user in real live conditions. Measurements in these conditions also show aggregated cell downlink throughputs of 3 Gbps with few users, although the system capacity is significantly higher.

Orange is also testing Samsung’s Connectivity Node installed on a streetlamp to provide wireless connectivity for temperature and humidity sensors and security cameras. Sensors and cameras are connected wirelessly to the node, which is then connected to the core network via 5G. The Connectivity Node is a compact, high-capacity, easy-to-install and economical alternative for places where wireline deployment is unfeasible or costly.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Bitdefender attracts 30% investor at $600m valuation

Vitruvian Partners, an independent European private equity firm, has acquired an approximate 30% minority stake in Bitdefender Holding B.V..

Bitdefender, which employs 1,300 staff across nine offices, said its software is protecting 500 million users in over 150 countries. More than 40% of sales are currently generated in the U.S. Bitdefender is based in Bucharest, Romania.

Following the acquisition, Vitruvian becomes the second-largest shareholder with co-founders Mariuca and Florin Talpes continuing to hold the majority stake. A group of private investors hold a minority stake in the company.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Orange Romania Updates Microwave Transport Network with ALU

Alcatel-Lucent is upgrading Orange Romania’s existing long-haul microwave transport network, allowing Orange to enhance its 4G network capacity and performance. Orange Romania’s 4G network covers 70 percent of the population and 96 percent of those in urban locations, with higher speeds of up to 300 Mbps now available in six major cities as well as throughout Bucharest’s metro rail network.

Under the project, which will be completed in 2016, Alcatel-Lucent will migrate its own microwave links to the 9500 Microwave Packet Radio technology across Romania, replacing existing Alcatel-Lucent microwave transport links. Network management will be provided by the 5620 Service Aware Manager. The 9500 MPR offers superior capacity for legacy TDM and new Ethernet traffic.

https://www.alcatel-lucent.com/

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

COSMOTE Romania Picks ZTE for LTE

COSMOTE Romania, the largest multinational mobile operator in the Balkans, picked ZTE to upgrade its existing 2G/3G network and build a new LTE network in southern Romania. The deal is expected to require construction of more than 3,000 base stations, reinforcing ZTE's leading place in the European LTE market. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Based in Greece, COSMOTE Group has its major operations in South Eastern European countries, including Greece, Albania and Romania. Deutsche Telekom is the largest of its shareholders, holding 40 percent of shares in Greece’s OTE Group.

In 2012, COSMOTE Romania won the auction for the 25M 1800M and 10M 2600M LTE spectrums and planned to launch LTE services in the hope of better customer experience and competitiveness.

In 2010, ZTE successfully completed a UMTS project for COSMOTE Romania.

http://www.zte.com.cn

Monday, July 21, 2014

Cisco Supplies 100G for Romania's Romtelecom

Romania's Romtelecom is deploying the Cisco ASR9000 and Cisco CRS-3 to enable 100G in its national network.  The upgrade program for Romtelecom's IP core network was initiated in 2013 and will be finalized in 2015.  The carrier plans to transition to an "all-IP" network by 2018.

"We operate the largest national network in Romania and are constantly working to expand its capabilities for the benefit of our customers. This deployment marks the implementation of an innovative solution to increase the data network capacity, at the same time increasing its availability and reliability", stated Bob Konstantidinis, Chief Technology and Operations Officer, Romtelecom and COSMOTE Romania.

http://newsroom.cisco.com/press-release-content?type=webcontent&articleId=1462028

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Ericsson Lands 7-Year Managed Services Deal in Romania

Ericsson signed a seven-year managed services agreement with leading Romanian operators Romtelecom and Cosmote, both subsidiaries of OTE, the Hellenic Telecommunications Organization, Group of companies.

Under the deal, Ericsson will manage the operators' wireline and wireless networks in Romania. Ericsson will assume responsibility for network operations and maintenance of wireline and wireless access, transmission, core and IP domains, as well as network operations for operations support systems, for Romtelecom and Cosmote Romania. Ericsson will add about 730 employees from the carriers to its Global Services division.

http://www.ericsson.com/news/1808570