Orange Romania CEO Jean-Francois Fallacher has told local business daily Ziarul Financiar (ZF) that following the successful conclusion of the government’s spectrum auction earlier this week, the cellco plans to introduce Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology in Bucharest by the end of this year. The network will utilise frequencies in the 1800MHz band.
Meanwhile, in a separate report by ZF, Vodafone Romania CEO Inaki Berroeta, has suggested that his company will inaugurate its own 4G service early next year. ‘We are very pleased with the results of telecom auction that brought us the spectrum needed to further develop our mobile data strategy based on LTE technology. Vodafone will be able to launch 4G services in early 2013, which will allows to maintain our competitive edge. In the near future we will begin to perform the test on our network,’ Berroeta said.