Orange launches HD voice in Slovakia

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Rounding out the rest of its subsidiaries, Orange has launched HD voice service is Slovakia, according to a report in IT News.

Service runs over Orange Slovkia’s 3G (HSPA+) network and all devices supporting AMR-WB. Tests have been ongoing for “several weeks” before going live.  Phones supported include the usual suspects: Apple iPhone 5, [...]

Two years of HD voice: Orange Romania offers discount on phones

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In celebration of two years of HD voice service, Orange Romania is offering a10 euro discount on phones supporting HD voice, reports Comunic.

The discount is applicable for both new subscribers and existing customers signing up for a new contract.

An Orange Romania official said the company has about “50%” of HD [...]

Orange launches international HD voice exchange for fixed & mobile carriers

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Orange has launched an international HD voice call exchange, making it available to third-party operators and service providers.

The service is operated by Orange’s wholesale group and provides a single IP connection point and full IP routing for end-to-end HD voice service quality.  For businesses, Orange is offering HD voice on IPX via [...]

Israel to get mobile HD voice

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Partner, operating under France Telecom’s Orange brand, will soon launch mobile HD voice service in Israel, according to a  website post.

The article does not list a timetable for Partner’s rollout. It also says other Israeli mobile providers have looked at the technology.  Cellcom will not comment on its future plans while Pelephone has [...]

Orange announces 4 million HD voice customers, interop between Moldova and Romania

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Orange (France Telecom) has mobile HD voice calls moving seamlessly between Moldova and Romania, the first official announcement of interop between two mobile networks.   This announcement hits an HD voice interoperability goal the carrier announced back in 2011.  Further in the release, the company notes it how has “almost” 4 million HD voice customers [...]

France Telecom’s latest HD voice numbers + more coming

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A quick inquiry to a France Telecom Twitter account has shaken loose the latest HD voice numbers as of August 2012.   The company last released numbers in February 2012 at Mobile World Congress. 

Across France Telecom’s Orange companies, there are 3.5 million mobile customers across 15 countries and “several million” calls in full [...]

Orange rolls out Intel HD voice mobile phone on June 6

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Orange is rolling out the San Diego, an Android smartphone built around an Intel Atom processor and HD voice, on June 6.   The San Diego is the first Intel “powered” smartphone to launch in Europe.

The handset uses the Z2640 Intel Atom processor in combination with the Intel XMM 6260 HSPA Platform.  It [...]

Orange announces Intel-based Santa Clara HD voice phone

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Bucking the ARM trend, France Telecom/Orange has announced it will roll out an Intel Atom-based phone to customers in the UK and France.

The currently code-named “Santa Clara” will run Android and is based on Intel’s smartphone reference design.  It includes an Intel Atom Z2460 processor, plus an Intel XMM 6260 platform for [...]

Orange announces ZTE San Francisco 2 budget HD voice handset for UK

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Over in the UK, Orange has announced the release date for the San Francisco II smart phone. The budget smart phone boasts HD voice, Wi-Fi signal boost, the latest version of Android (Gingerbread 2.3), and Orange Mobile Mail.  It’ll be available for 99 pounds on a pre-pay plan or free if you sign up [...]

France Telecom-Orange acquiring 100% of Congo Chine Telecom (CCT)

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In a two way deal, France Telecom-Orange (FTO) is buying 100 percent of Congo Chine Telecom (CCT), a mobile operator in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

FTO is paying $10 million for ZTE’s 51 percent share of CCT’s equity and $7 million to the Democratic Republic of the Congo for the government [...]