Orange and Cosmote receive experimental licenses for LTE technology in Romania


Orange Romania has received an experimental license for testing LTE technology (Long Term Evolution Standard, often improperly dubbed 4G) within the 2600 MHz frequency range in Bucharest, something that would allow for mobile internet speeds of up to 100 Mbps, HotNews.ro informs. The license entered in force in February this year and will expire on August 31, 2012. Cosmote, another operator, received an experimental license for testing LTE technology within the 2600 MHz frequency range in Bucharest from March to June this year and within the 800-2600 MHz frequency ranges in Sfantu Gheorghe from June to December 1, 2012. Chinese telecommunication equipment supplier Huawei received an experimental LTE technology license within the 2600 MHz frequency range in Bucharest from November 25, 2011 to December 20, 2011, HotNews.ro informs. On Tuesday ZTE Romania announced that last month it started, along with a local mobile phone operator, a pilot project to test LTE technology in the country. Likewise, Orange and Alcatel – Lucent have tested LTE technology in Romania both at the end of 2010 and in early 2011.

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