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Telecom Namibia selects Huawei to pilot a wireless local loop system for three months
November 18, 2005
WINDHOEK, Namibia -- Telecom Namibia today signed a contract with Huawei for the piloting of a rural wireless local loop telecommunications system, popularly known as CDMA2000.
Under the contract, Huawei Technologies will provide Telecom Namibia with CDMA network equipment for pilot implementation in Otjiwarongo for over a three months period.
The agreement was signed by the Telecom MD Frans Ndoroma and Mr. Sky Peng, General Manager of Huawei Telecommunication Technologies Namibia, in Windhoek this morning.
According to Mr. Jason Lin, Product Manager of Huawei Regional Division in Southern Africa, the equipment would arrive in Namibia by the end of December this year. The pilot project is expected to connect 1000 customers and will run over three consecutive billing cycles.
CDMA2000 1x technology represents one step above current second generation (2G) CDMA and is generally referred to as a 2.5G technology. It allows data transmission at speeds up to 153K bps (bits per second) and is backwards-compatible with earlier CDMA technology, making it easy to upgrade for both carriers and consumers.
Telecom Namibia selected Huawei Technologies for its capability to provide not only advanced CDMA equipment and end to end solutions, but also quickly-responsive technical support service.
"We are deeply grateful to Telecom Namibia for trusting our company and selecting Huawei as their strategic partner to build the CDMA network." said Mr. Sky Peng. "We will finish the job and enable the Namibian people to enjoy CDMA products and services.”
On his part, Mr. Ndoroma expressed his delight that the CDMA project is finally kicking off and urged both parties to ensure on-time completion of the pilot phase.
“The country is waiting for this project to kick-off. The news about the CDMA project has reached many of our customers. The signing of this agreement augers well for future relations between Telecom Namibia and Huawei,” said Mr. Ndoroma.
Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.
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