CDMA Coverage to Expand into Rural Congo
Published on: 29th May 2013
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The only CDMA 450MHz operator in the Democratic Republic of Congo Tatem Telecom has awarded a contract to Star Solutions to expand its coverage in rural areas.
To overcome one of the biggest challenges, the lack of accessible power infrastructure, Tatem Telecom is introducing network equipment that can be powered by solar energy, including the core network and handset chargers.
Star Solutions iCell COMPAC is passively cooled, reducing the need for power hungry air conditioning systems and ready for outdoor deployment. By deploying in 450MHz frequency band, Tatem Telecom is able to cover a wider area with fewer base stations.
As part of the initial agreement the necessary equipment to support eight rural communities has been supplied to Tatem Telecom.
Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.