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Orange set to launch 3G network in the UK
Posted on 2-Jul-2004 15:55 | Tags Filed under: News


Orange set to launch 3G network in the UK
Orange has announced the launch of its first next generation high-speed network, products and tariffs, designed to take its UK customers toward a “mobile broadband” experience across the largest integrated network in the country. The company promisses to have an integrated 2.5/3G network covering 66% of the population from 19 July. Of course not all this coverage will be 3G. The service will be available in major cities including London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Bristol, Belfast, Glasgow, Sheffield, Birmingham, Liverpool, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Leeds. Orange UK business users will be able to access 3G services in Spain, Italy and Germany at launch, as well as the 3G network of Orange in France, thanks to the FreeMove alliance.

Orange will also be launching its next generation services in France this Autumn (2004) with coverage available in over 20 cities. Almost 5,000 Orange customers in France are already trialling video calling, video messaging, video answerphone, fixed-to-mobile video calls, web conferencing and live video services in many cities across France, including Toulouse, Lille, Bordeaux and Cannes.

The first service on the market will be the 3G Mobile Office Card in the UK. Targeted at corporate and small business customers, it will be available to from 19 July, offering speeds of up to 384 kbps.

The Orange 3G Mobile Office Card solution utilises the Merlin U530 data Wireless PC Modem Card from Lucent Technologies and Novatel Wireless. The company is prepared to offer a flat rate tariff for £75 per month. The 3G Mobile Office Card is available from £85 (excluding VAT). Unlimited usage means a "fair usage" policy of 1GB per month.

Orange will also be launching next generation handsets and services in the UK and France later in the year, with SonyEricsson and LG announced as its first 3G handset vendors.






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