SIAE MICROELETTRONICA Awarded LTE Backhaul Network in Countries across Africa. A 3 year multimillion dollar contract for microwave and millimetre wave radio for new LTE backhauling deployments
SIAE MICROELETTRONICA to deploy state of the art wireless transport networks in several Opcos for a Pan African mobile operator. The new backhauling networks will launch or extend LTE services in the respective countries unifying the operator mobile offering across the region.
The LTE backhauling network will start deployment in the first half of 2017 and will involve all wireless transport technologies from split mount, full outdoor and trunk radio for a high capacity, pervasive coverage in rural and urban areas. Along with AGS20 split mount platform and ALFOplus2, the market benchmark for full outdoor microwave radio solutions, SIAE MICROELETTRONICA will supply all related services of network design, optimization, installation and commissioning.
The use of millimetre wave radio ALFOplus80HD is also foreseen to boost multigigabit capacity in urban areas, maximizing LTE performances in terms of latency and offered capacity towards its subscribers. With the same wireless technology the operator also aims to expand coverage for it enterprise business.
“Due to the size of the project, the total cost of ownership (TCO) was a key deciding factor,” said Nicola Bonzanino, International Sales Director Middle East and Africa in SIAE MICROELETTRONICA adding, “Microwave radio TCO outperforms when addressing territories with little infrastructure, living up to the expectations of the true mobile networks’ enabler. Our complete portfolio and high services capability proved to be a winning bundle.”
About SIAE MICROELETTRONICA
SIAE MICROELETTRONICA, founded in 1952, is a leader in wireless communication technology. Present in over 25 countries it offers to national and multinational operators advanced technological solutions in microwave and millimetre wave transport, services and design. With in-house advances RF capabilities from design to industrialization SIAE MICROELETTRONICA products bring innovation to the market satisfying the ever-changing market requirements and customers need.
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