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Solomon Islands to Deploy WiMAX Based Private Wireless Network

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Australian networking company CBO Telecommunications has been awarded a contract worth AUD$3.25 million for what it says is the largest ICT project ever undertaken by the Solomon Islands Government.

The company is tasked with building a Metro Area Network (MAN) as a single-use network for public sector agencies.

Working with local Solomon Islands' partner Satsol, as well as Cambium Networks, Opengear and APC, CBO Telecommunications will build a WiMAX network which will connect over 80 locations.

The deployment project includes the design, installation and management and support of the entire MAN network. The installation is expected to be complete by March 2013, followed by a three year maintenance and support agreement.

"The Government network project is the largest ICT project that the Solomon Islands Government has even undertaken," said Smith Iniakwala, Director - ICT Support Unit of Solomon Islands Government. "It will allow the Government to deliver a uniform set of ICT services to all 26 Ministries in more than 80 locations across the capital; Honiara. The network will help the Government to control their ICT recurrent costs, improve inter-government communications, and rollout a suite of IT applications that form the foundations of E-Government.

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