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Aviat Networks Wins Managed Services Contract from Etisalat Nigeria

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Aviat Networks says that it has signed a managed services contract with Etisalat Nigeria. Specifically, Aviat Networks is establishing a Network Operations Center (NOC) to operate 50 hops of Etisalat's Enterprise Data Network, comprising 100 radios of the Eclipse Packet Node microwave networking solution, on the mobile operator's network nationwide within Nigeria.

In addition, the company will implement its element management system (EMS), for total network surveillance, fault escalation and reporting with up to six months of performance data stored for analysis; and quick replacement of mission-critical components in the field.

Aviat Networks and the Etisalat Operations team will jointly set up the NOC at Etisalat headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria. The NOC will be capable of 24/7 network self-management, with Aviat Networks-trained personnel working from a central site, collocated within its data center.

The duration of the contract and financial terms were not disclosed.

Etisalat Nigeria already has an existing 2-year managed services contract with Alcatel-Lucent covering the South-west of the country including Lagos, which is due to expire in May 2013.

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