By December 22, 2008

Orange 3G+ network goes live in Northern Ireland

image Faster mobile voice and data services hit Northern Ireland today. Orange announced the completion of its new 3G HSPA (3G+) network in Northern Ireland, giving customers, living, working or traveling in the country access to even more reliable voice and data services. More people are relying on 3G and 3G+ access for voice and data at work and play, the latest network enhancements are designed to make sure they have the best service possible. The areas updated include cities and towns, as well as major roads, rail routes, business parks and conference centres, hotels and airports.

Northern Ireland and Scotland have both benefitted from the recent upgrade programme. Some 760 sites across the areas have been upgraded resulting in a 20 per cent improvement in network performance for both voice and data.

“We are delighted to announce the new network has gone live in Northern Ireland”, said Pete Marsden, vice president IT & Networks. “At Orange we are proud of our commitment to give all our customers access to robust and reliable networks. We are investing heavily in updating and improving our infrastructure to meet our goal of being the best UK network for coverage and reliability.”

Orange now offers over 94% population 3G coverage and over 70% 3G+ across the UK.

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