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Airspan Networks Wins WiMAX Contract in Central African Republic

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Airspan Networks says that it has been chosen by Millenium Telecom Centrafrique for a WiMAX deployment in Central African Republic (CAR).

Millenium, founded in April 2011 as a new Internet Service Provider is the first mobile broadband operator in CAR.

The initial deployment is focused on delivering mobile data services to approximately 1,000 users in Bangui, the capital city. Subsequent phases will expand service to 10,000 consumer and corporate users throughout the city.

Millenium currently offers VPN services to corporations and organizations, Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities in hotels and restaurants and pre-paid card services to consumers.

"We are very happy to work with Airspan on the first wireless high-speed Internet network in CAR," commented Souleymane Diallo, Founder & CEO of Millenium Telecom. "Our objective is to cover the whole capital city, Bangui, with mobile WiMAX and Wi-Fi hotspots in our first phase launch. We expect further expansion into additional provinces by the end of 2012."

The estimated current Internet penetration rate in CAR is just 2% of the population.

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