Orange Kenya rolls out CDMA service

November 6, 2009 • Mobile and Telecoms

Telkom Kenya CEO, Mr Mickael Ghossein_1.jpgKenya’s Orange (formerly Telkom Wireless) has re-introduced its Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) service.
The company was compelled to discontinue running Telkom Wireless at the national level by the telecoms regulator last year, after it launched its Orange mobile on a global satellite for mobile communications (GSM) network.

Telkom Wireless, which has since been rebranded to Orange Fixed Plus, uses the Cable Division Multiple Access (CDMA) infrastructure.

Speaking at a function, Telkom Kenya’s Head of Corporate Communications Angela Ng’ang’a-Mumo confirmed that CDMA services reputed to be relatively stronger than GSM, will now be available countrywide.

Telkom hailed the Communication Commission of Kenya (CCK) for allowing the firm to reintroduce the service on a national scale, Mrs Mumo stressed that Orange Fixed Plus subscribers will continue to enjoy superior services on the firms CDMA platform.

“Technically, CCK requires telecommunication service providers operating CDMA platforms to operate within regional zones thus the need to introduce a national roaming service,” she explained.

“Over the past one year, Telkom Kenya has been continuously expanding and improving our suite of voice and data services for both corporate and individual customers and we continue to revise our product offering to ensure value for money to the consumer.”

The reintroduction of a national CDMA service solution on Telkom Kenya’s platform will further spur the firm’s positioning as an integrated telecommunications service provider.

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