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3G UMA platform from Orange a world-first

Orange has launched the world’s first 3G unlicensed mobile access platform, with two exclusive Orange mobile phones from Sony Ericsson and Samsung combining 3G network tech with UMA in a single device.

The UMA service (Unik) from Orange allows customers to switch from fixed WiFi to mobile cellular networks as they enter or leave the office or home.

EVP of Group Strategic Marketing at Orange, Georges Penalver, says: “With the launch of the world’s first 3G UMA service we are making life as simple as possible for our customers, whilst helping them get more from their mobile phone.”

The first 3G UMA handset to launch will be the Samsung P270, and followed by the launch of the Sony Ericsson G705u – the company’s first UMA handset.

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