Orange is closing shop on its CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) network in Kenya, and moving customers to its GSM network.

This latest development, is coming after a review of the company’s activities.

“CDMA is fast becoming obsolete around the world and the maintenance of the same will not be a simple affair for any telco in the mid and long term,” explains Vincent Lobry, CEO Orange Kenya, adding that the “switchover will allow [the company] focus its strategic effort on the advancement of GSM technology in the market.”

A company press release adds that the changeover from the CDMA network, customers that enjoyed services via that platform will be able to migrate with their CDMA numbers, onto a GSM SIM card. And, affected CDMA (Orange Wireless) and EVDO (Modem) subscribers will benefit from the company’s Device Subsidy Policy depending on their line consumption in 2014.

Complete implementation on the swap is expected by first quarter of 2015.

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