Orangehas announced today the launch of its operations under the Orange brand in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Orange with global community of 183 million Orange customers is set to increase the customer base with DRC CCT customers
Since the acquisition of CCT in October 2011 , Orange has invested 87.4 billion CDF (Congolese francs, i.e. $95m) to expand and upgrade its network. Orange has also deployed the country’s first 3G+ network in the leading cities. This network is now operational in Kinshasa and will be switched on in Lubumbashi and Matadi in the coming days. In early 2013, residents of Goma, Bukavu and Mbuji-Mayi will also be covered.
From the outset, Orange DRC will have a chain of 22 own-branded retail outlets to propose the full range of its mobile offers, and its products and services will be widely available through 22,000 indirect points of sale.