Orange DRC has just won the 4G license on Thursday, May 10, 2018, and thus becomes the first operator to offer this technology in the country.
Orange’s 4G will support the rise of companies’ needs for mobility and higher quality offers. Professionals, in the office, at home or on the go, will be able to send emails with voluminous attachments, organize videoconferences with partners abroad.
“With 4G Orange, subscribers will experience a revolution in their Internet use. It responds to the ever-growing needs of our subscribers and the population in multimedia content, high-definition streaming, video on demand, social networks, “said the operator in a statement.
According to Gérard Lokossou, Orange RDC’s Managing Director, “This acquisition reflects Orange’s promise to always offer the best to its customers, the best of what exists on our continent, and also to world standards.”
Obtaining a 4G license is fully in line with the objectives of the Orange Group’s 2017-2020 strategic plan. Entitled “Essentials 2020”, this plan applies in the DRC by placing the customer at the center of all operations.
He “wants to listen to all segments of the Congolese population in order to offer them products and services tailored to their needs, and thus meet what is” essential “to them on a daily basis”, adds the same source.
It should be noted that 4G was launched by Orange in 14 countries, Orange DRC being the 14th. To date, more than 12 million users benefit from Orange’s 4G offerings, nearly one out of every 10 Orange customers.
According to available statistics, the penetration rate of 4G smartphones increases by 5% per year. At this rate, the 4G Orange Park in Africa will be multiplied by 5 in 2022, and will reach 60 million users.
With the acquisition of the 4G license, Orange will contribute to the economic and social development of the DRC, thanks to the opportunities offered in e-commerce, e-health or e-education in particular.
Pending the technological update, “Orange provides the best 3G experience of the DRC and intends to continue daily to improve the quality of this service to the satisfaction of its customers. Moreover, 3G + coverage will soon be extended to 100% of network coverage »
Published by Ndeye Magatte Kébé
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