3G UMTS Frequency Bands
4G LTE Frequency Bands
Orange RDC is the second largest mobile carrier operating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The company began operations in 2001 as Congo Chine Télécoms (CCT), a joint venture between Chinese ZTE Corporation (51%) and the Congolese state government (49%). In 2011 the company was wholly acquired by French multinational Orange Group and rebranded as Orange RDC in December 2012.
In April 2016 Orange Group acquired a 100% stake in Tigo RDC, merging its user base and assets under the Orange brand in October 2016.
The company provides 2G GSM services over the 900 MHz band, and launched 3G UMTS over B1 (2100 MHz) in December 2012 supporting HSPA+ since inception. Orange RDC has planned to deploy B38 (2600 MHz) 4G LTE. Following the refresh of the RDC Telecommunication Act in May 2018 the company has expanded its commercial offerings to include 4G LTE services.
4G LTE Network Information
Details on LTE network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.
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