Comzatel Selects Airspan to Deploy a Mobile WiMAX Network
Published on: 22nd Oct 2009
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Comzatel, a Mozambique based broadband network operator has launched a WiMAX network throughout the Maputo region, the capital and southernmost city of the African country. The network was supplied by Airspan Networks.
Operating on the 2.3 GHz frequency band, this mobile base station is being deployed with USB, desktop and outdoor subscriber devices in support of Comzatel's expansion plans.
"Comzatel has a vision where every business and residential user will be able to access next-generation technology at an affordable price," said Mlungisi Hlongwane, the General Director of Comzatel. "We are working quickly to complete our initial coverage of Maputo and we will soon expand the network nationwide. We are extremely pleased with the equipment and service Airspan has delivered. In cooperation with the Mozambican Government, we will ensure that, in addition to corporate users, ordinary citizens and education institutions have access to high-speed data services at affordable costs."
Mozambique is counted among the African nations with the lowest number of telephone and Internet users. The Comzatel initial network is expected to be largely completed by the end of the year.