In a bid to improve its services, ensure viability and improve quality of network service, telecommunication network, Orange has moved subscribers from CDMA networks in Kenya to GSM.
According to the firm, the decision for the move is as a result of CDMA becoming obsolete and unable to favourably compete with 3G and LTE.
The move took effect on May 4, 2015, with the firm swapping the CDMA network (Orange wireless) with its existing GSM network (Orange Mobile) in areas where CDMA was the only available option, while users migrated their CDMA numbers (e.g. 020-XXXXXXX) onto a GSM SIM card.
The firm revealed that the affected CDMA (Orange Wireless) and EVDO (Modem) customers will benefit from the company’s device subsidy policy, to a range of vouchers from KSh 500 to KSh 10,000. The device subsidy applies to all the firm’s prepaid voice and EVDO customers as well as its postpaid customers.