Orange Spain, a division of
), has announced its successful trial of LTE-Advanced carrier
aggregation (CA) technology in eastern city of Valencia. As per
reports, Orange Spain is one of the major companies in trialling
LTE-Advanced CA technology. The company expects to set up LTE
network involving six nodes in Valencia following the trial
The trial utilized Huawei's SingleRAN equipment, which allowed
the company to deploy LTE- Advanced CA without hardware changes
to its network.
We believe the new trial is concurrent with the company's
infrastructural developments in France and other European
countries. The company has accelerated 4G rollout and captured
over 40% of the French population in 2013 with 4,200 sites. In
Spain, the company remains one of the leading telecom carriers in
4G deployments and covers over 0.5 million customers and 30% of
its network coverage.
In UK, the company boosts over 2 million 4G customers and
foresees further growth in this market given the country's
highest ranking in 4G migration worldwide. In Poland, the company
launched its 4G in Warsaw in 2013. Besides Europe, the company is
also focusing on the African and the Middle Eastern markets. The
company has already launched 4G in two countries in these markets
and is expected to launch 4G in two more regions, namely, Senegal
Orange currently has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
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