ZTE Wins WiMAX Contract in Mauritania
Published on: 26th Oct 2008
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China's ZTE Corp has won a contract from Chinguitel, a telecom carrier under Expresso Telecom Group (ETG) to help Mauritania build its first 2.5GHz Mobile WiMAX commercial network. Under the agreement, ZTE will be providing core network equipment, wireless access devices, as well as various communication terminals for indoor and outdoor use.
Financial terms were not disclosed.
Chinguitel plans to establish a CDMA and WiMAX integrated network infrastructure in the country and says that it has plans to expand to other African countries.
"We are privileged to closely collaborate with ETG in developing the first ever and highly reliable WiMAX commercial network in Africa. This exclusive deal further demonstrates our global leading position in providing WiMAX solutions, and marks the first time that we are partnering with ETG in deploying our WiMAX infrastructure in Africa," said Mr. Xu Shengfei, Chief Representative of ZTE Mauritania. "ZTE is committed to providing our expertise and solutions to further expand more strategic partnerships in Africa. With this deployment, we hope it will trigger more similar WiMAX opportunities in other African countries."