Romania first country to get Orange’s commercial 5G service

Romania has become the first country within the Orange Group’s footprint to commercially launch 5G services.

The 5G network in Romania was launched on November 5 today in three of the country’s main cities – Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca and Iași – with other cities to follow throughout 2020 and beyond.

The service offers customers internet download speeds of up to 1.2Gbps, with average download speeds of around 600Mbps.

“I am delighted that Romania, one of the most dynamic telecoms markets in Europe, is the first country within our global footprint to have achieved this important milestone,” said CEO Delegate of Orange in charge of Finance, Performance and Europe Ramon Fernandez.

“Orange Romania is important for us, both in terms of investments and driving innovation, with more than 3.5 billion euros invested since we entered the market. Today’s 5G launch will serve as key use case for further development and underpins the group’s ambitions to deliver an unmatched experience to our customers as we begin our migration towards the next generation of networks.”

Two other Romanian networks, Vodafone and Digi Mobil, launched 5G services in a limited number of Romanian cities earlier this year.