Orange Moldova Expands to 3G and Beyond with Tellabs
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Press release date: December 15, 2011
Tellabs data portfolio improves Orange Moldova's mobile data Ethernet/IP capability
HIGH WYCOMBE, United Kingdom - As in the rest of Europe, the use of mobile data services is growing exponentially in Moldova. People in Moldova want to keep in contact with their families and friends with a variety of communications - not just making phone calls. This user need causes complications for local operators' mobile networks.
Orange Moldova, the largest mobile operator with a market share of about 65%, serves more than 2 million customers in Moldova. Orange Moldova will address its mobile data challenge by expanding its current TellabsŪ 8600 Managed Edge System deployment in mobile backhaul. The service provider will add the TellabsŪ 8609 Access Switch as a cell site gateway and small aggregation router for 2G and 3G voice and data traffic.
Remarkable capacity and interface port density at low cost
To prepare for increased capacity requirements, the new Tellabs 8609 switch offers substantially enhanced switching and routing capacity at market-leading cost points.
The compact Tellabs 8609 switch, only 1RU in size, is optimal for service providers' cell and aggregation sites. It is built upon the Tellabs 8600 system's heritage as a market-leading multiservice backhaul solution. The Tellabs 8609 provides increased Ethernet switching capabilities, offers a rich set of interface modules and boasts high port-density for 3G and beyond.
"The new Tellabs 8609 switch is a cost-efficient and high-density Ethernet solution, which complements nicely Orange Moldova's current mobile backhaul platform," said Mr. Veaceslav Roman, Chief Technical Officer of Orange Moldova. "The Tellabs 8000 intelligent network manager coupled with the Tellabs 8600 system provides a highly competitive, end-to-end solution for our mobile backhaul needs."
"The Tellabs 8600 system helps Orange Moldova stay ahead of its bandwidth challenge and prepare the mobile network ready for 3G and beyond," said Tarcisio Ribeiro, Vice President, Europe, Middle East & Africa at Tellabs. "In addition, the remarkable density of the Tellabs 8609 switch and the overall energy-efficiency of the Tellabs 8600 network elements help drive down Orange Moldova's operating costs."
All under same network management umbrella
Orange Moldova deploys the Tellabs 8609 switches under the same network management umbrella, the TellabsŪ 8000 Intelligent Network Manager (INM), to manage the entire mobile backhaul solution end-to-end.
The Tellabs 8000 INM improves operational efficiency with automated processes and tools in service creation and upgrades. Its graphical user interface (GUI) is very easy to use. In addition, with flexible testing tools Orange Moldova is able to pre-test the network and services. The customized reporting functionality enables the service provider to identify possible trouble spots and issues in the network before they cause problems.
About Orange Moldova
Orange Moldova is part of the France Telecom Group, a world leader in telecommunications services, whose headquarters are based in Paris, France. In Moldova, the company started its operation in October 1998, as VOXTEL. Orange rebranding took place on April 27, 2007.
Orange Moldova is the number 1 mobile operator with over 2 million customers. Orange Moldova employs over 1,000 staff members.
The company owns the largest GSM mobile network covering 99.5% of the population and 99% of the territory. The EDGE technology is available throughout the country.
Orange Moldova is the only operator in the country to have the fastest Internet 3G+ network with a capacity of 42 Mbps. To date the service covers about 80,000 customers, forming the largest community of users of 3G wireless networks in the country.
Third generation services (mobile internet, video calls, mobile TV, etc.) are available in over 1,143 localities and covers 91% of the population.
At the international level, Orange Moldova has been the first company worldwide to launch HD Voice for mobile phones. The project was launched on September 9, 2009 and, in 2010, France Telecom Group was granted an award at GSM Global Awards World Congress in Barcelona. In May 2011, Orange Moldova was the first to launch Yield Zone offer proposing dynamic discount to its prepay customers.
Orange Moldova received in 2011 4 ISO certifications 9001; 14001; 27001; OHSAS 18001.
Orange Moldova is also involved in many social responsibility programmes through the Orange Foundation and also supports sport codes such as the National Olympic Committee, and The Moldova Football Federation (FMF) to name a few. Orange Moldova is also general sponsor of the Eurovision national stage for the last 5 years. For more information, please visit: www.orange.md
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