MTN Picks Cambridge Broadband

Cambridge Broadband Networks selected as preferred backhaul infrastructure supplier for Africa's MTN Group

November 19, 2007

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CAMBRIDGE, U.K. -- The MTN Group, Africa’s leading cellular operator, has chosen Cambridge Broadband Networks as a preferred supplier for backhaul infrastructure. Cambridge Broadband Networks’ VectaStar point-to-multipoint wireless transmission platform has already been commercially deployed by MTN’s operating companies in Cameroon and Rwanda, and network planning is at advanced stages in other countries.

With operations in 21 countries throughout Africa and the Middle East, the MTN Group has more than 54 million subscribers. Currently, MTN is using VectaStar to backhaul traffic from its 2G, WiMAX and 3G networks, as well as providing broadband Internet access services to businesses.

Cambridge Broadband Networks has been selected as a preferred supplier owing to VectaStar’s support for multiple applications and traffic types, including IP, Ethernet, TDM, and ATM; its in-built traffic management and optimisation; and its contribution to reducing operational and capital expenditure. Where MTN has been using VectaStar instead of point-to-point microwave links, it has already realised significant cost reductions.

Karel Pienaar, Group Executive, Network Group at the MTN Group explains:

VectaStar’s contribution to our global drive to minimise costs is key to our decision to endorse the technology at a Group level. Additionally, its support for all types of traffic, within both access and backhaul applications, means it is suitable for use by all of our operating companies, whatever their service portfolio.

Cambridge Broadband Networks Ltd.

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