Orange introduces the Huawei FP2255 wireless desktop phone in Kenyan market


  • Device to cater for the market segment in demand for CDMA desktop devices
  • Device will be sold as a standalone unit retailing at KSh 4,999
  • Device has long battery life, supporting portability and allows the customer to use SMS and access the Internet
  • Available at all Orange shops countrywide

Orange has introduced a wireless desktop phone for its customers on its wireless service. The wireless desktop device, the Huawei FP2255, eliminates the need for restrictive wiring, and the need for a wired route to the device. This device also makes use of a standard RUIM card, similar to that found in a wireless mobile phone.

“This wireless desktop phone offers the mobility and advanced features of wireless technology and the functionality of a landline phone,” says company CEO, Mickael Ghossein.

The desktop phone, which can also complement or replace an existing office or house landline phone, is available as a standalone unit retailing at KSh. 4,999.

“This means that the device is capable of operating independently of any other device or system, confirming its ease of use,” says Ghossein.

Despite the growth of mobile telecommunications cannibalising the fixed line market, Ghossein says that the fixed line solution has a future in Kenya.

“Looking at developed economies as a gauge of the direction that telecommunications in developing countries will go, we see that fixed line telecommunication is the backbone of telecommunications, both for domestic and business purposes. Mobile telecommunication is a very strong complimentary solution,” says Ghossein.

Orange embarked on a countrywide transformation programme, replacing its copper cables with fibre optic infrastructure in order to enhance network reliability in the face of rising cable cuts and vandalism. Overall, the transformation programme is aimed at enabling Telkom Kenya build on the best practices and benefits from the global expertise of its parent affiliate’s enterprise function, Orange Business Services, bringing a wealth of innovative products and services to the country.

Fixed wireless solutions ensure high voice and call quality, filtering out background noise, cross talk and interference. Its long battery life also ensures portability. The wireless device also comes with a host of other handy features: a phonebook with 500 entries, a calculator, calendar and an alarm clock. This desktop device also provides basic data connectivity and allows the user to send SMSs.

“This fixed wireless solution provides the simplicity of a standard desktop phone while at the same time ensuring the flexibility of a mobile phone,” says Ghossein.

The device is available in all Orange shops countrywide.

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