CDMA Arriving in Ghana
Published on: 30th Jun 2005
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Ghana is to receive its first CDMA communications network following a contract signed between ZTE Corporation and Kasapa Telecom a subsidiary of Hutchison Telecom. Under the contract signed this week in Accra ZTE is the sole vendor responsible for the construction of a new nationwide digital network based on CDMA2000 technology. The network will cover the three important cities of Accra Tema and Kumasi.
"ZTE's integrated services delivered on a single CDMA2000 1X network give us an efficiency nobody can match," said Mr Robert Palitz, managing director of Kasapa Telecom. "Every Kasapa customer knows our policy is to share efficiencies with the customers. Kasapa and ZTE will make wonderful things happen in Ghana."
Africa is an important market for ZTE: the Corporation's products have already been deployed in more than 14 countries, including Egypt, Nigeria, Tunisia, Kenya, Zambia, Algeria, and Ethiopia. In September 2004, ZTE constructed a WCDMA network in Tunisia and, this year, will install a nationwide GSM network for Algeria.
"This is the first time that ZTE has worked in Ghana and we are proud to deliver the nation's first CDMA network," said Ms. Zhao Xiaoping, chief representative of ZTE's Ghana office. "We believe that our CDMA technology and solutions are ideal for the African market and that this new network will significantly improve telecommunications in Ghana. We look forward to bringing the benefits of our technology to the people of Ghana."