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Airspan Wins African WiMAX Contract

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Airspan Networks says that it was won a contract to deploy a wireless network in Gambia, on behalf of the local ISP, Netpage. The network, currently covering the Greater Banjul Area operates in the 2.3 GHz frequency band.

The services are based on WiMAX technology, although the ISP cited a potential migration to LTE in the future.

Gambia enjoys a much higher mobile markets adoption rate than many of its African neighbors, but good high speed Internet connectivity is still lacking. Competition for data communication, whether via mobile or fixed points, has been growing since the introduction of 3G in 2009.

"Gambia has been very fortunate to avoid much of the economic turmoil experienced by the rest of the world, this stability has enabled us to leverage the economic situation and help deliver faster and more dependable Internet connectivity to our country," stated Simon Abraham, CEO of Netpage.

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