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Orange, the first French operator to offer 3G+ at 7.2 Mbps of downlink to its corporate customers


Orange announced the launch of 3G+ HSDPA for corporate customers in Lyon today. The offer dobles downlink speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps – the fastest on any mobile network. The launch enhances Orange’s existing range of high speed mobile offers. Deployment in other major towns and cities across France should be underway by summer.

3G+ at 7.2 Mbps
Nowadays, 3G+ based on HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) and HSUPA (High Speed Uplink Packet Access) are capable of downlink speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps compared to only 3.6 Mbps previously, and uplink speeds of up to 1.4 Mbps. With 3G+ HSDPA, professionals on the move can enjoy speeds that are up to 20 times faster than standard 3G. Downloading a 1 Mb file can now be done in only 2 seconds.

Orange, the leader of Mobile broadband
The launch restates Orange’s position as leader of mobile broadband in France, with its wide coverage and superior speeds on offer.
The range of networks allows Orange to offer professionals on the move around France a continuous mobile broadband service with:

* 71% of the population with 3G+ coverage by the end of 2008
* 99% of the population with EDGE coverage
* 30,000 Orange WiFi hotspots
and more than 150 roaming deals(1) for use abroad.

Meeting the most demanding customer’s needs with Business Everywhere
With Orange’s Business Everywhere solutions, users can send and receive emails and attachments on the move, browse the Internet and use their company’s applications, exchange files and presentations, watch video and look at photos, all as easily as they can when in the office.
Orange is the only operator to offer three types of mobile phone compatible with 3G+ (HSDPA at 7.2 Mbps and HSUPA) which can also be adapted to laptop computers:

* USB key « Huawei E270 »
* PCMCIA Card « Option GX 301 »
* PC Express Card “Huawei E870 “

These plug & play mobiles are ready to use and automatically install on PC and Mac laptop and desktop computers.


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