ZTE wins Wimax deal in Africa

29 Oct 2008

China's ZTE Corp. said it has signed an exclusive contract with African operator Chinguitel to build a 2.5GHz Mobile Wimax commercial network.

Chinguitel, under the Expresso Telecom Group, operates in Mauritania, has a total land area of over one million square kilometers, and faces the Sahara Desert in the east and Atlantic Ocean in the west.

Under the agreement, ZTE will be providing core network equipment, wireless access devices, as well as various communication terminals for indoor and outdoor use.

To date, ZTE has established 30 commercial trials and trial networks for 802.16e Wimax worldwide covering Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa, Europe and the Americas.

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