Aviat Networks to Supply 200 WiMAX Base Stations to Nigerian ISP

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Aviat Networks says that it has won a WiMAX network deployment contract from Nigerian internet service provider Direct On PC. The wireless infrastructure equipment and services contract includes approximately 200 base station locations. Initially this equipment will be deployed throughout Lagos the largest city in Nigeria and second largest in Africa.

Subsequent installations will occur in Abuja, the national capital, and Port Harcourt, the primary Nigerian port and also one of Nigeria's largest cities.

"We have developed a strong reputation delivering the best broadband experience for our personal and business customers," said Mahesh Sadhwani, vice chairman, Direct On PC. "With Aviat Networks' comprehensive worldwide experience in deploying wireless solutions and substantial local presence in Nigeria, we know the company will be a strong partner to help rapidly meet the demands of our growing market."

"Aviat Networks is very excited to work with Direct On PC," said Trevor Burchell, Aviat Networks vice president sales and service, Africa Region. "As Nigeria is one of the fastest growing telecom markets in the world, together our two companies have designed a solution that not only fulfills all current end customer expectations but also scales to meet capacity needs for future growth and applications."

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