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Orange Romania posts 453.9 mln euros in revenues, has 10.205 mln clients in H1

Orange Romania posted 453.9 million euros in revenues in the first six months of this year, with 232.8 million euros of it being made in the second quarter, the mobile telephony group announced in a release to Agerpres on Tuesday.
Revenues were up 6.4 percent from Q2 of 2014 on comparable basis. The company boasted 10.205 million clients on June 30.
At the end of June, 95 percent of the Romanian urban population and 67 percent of the rural residents had access to Orange’s 4G services, at the highest download speeds in Romania both inside and outside buildings, according to the tests developed by national telecom regulatory body ANCOM.
Mobile Internet use kept on the rise in the three months to June. Mobile data traffic in the network was by 112 percent higher than in the same period last year amid a rise in the sales of tablets and smartphones as well as thanks to the 4G services, which are increasingly attractive to the clients. Also, the number of 4G-compatible smartphones sold by this mid-year surged nearly three times as compared to the first six months of 2014, while the number of the sold 4G tablets went up 4.5 times.
One in two phones used in the network is a smartphone, their rate in the base being by 8.6 percent higher than in the last H1.
Orange TV kept attracting new clients and reached over 221,000 subscribers at the end of H1, a rise by 31,000 as compared to the end of this March. Orange TV Go application recorded more than 1.3 million downloads or upgradings for smartphone and tablet.
Orange launched an invitation to support the Olympian high-school students together. A contribution of 5 percent of the value of the credit required to activate Orange Star options was right away directed to a fund for backing the students. It totalled 86,304 euros and was augmented by Orange up to 100,000 euros. The fund will be distributed at the start of the academic year to the 9th-graders who obtained the highest number of points at the Mathematics Olympiad, the county leg, this year.

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