Chinese equipment vendor Huawei has announced it has been selected by Nigerian company Megatech Engineering, which provides fixed-wireless services under the brand Zoda Fones, to deploy a Time Division Duplex Long Term Evolution (TD-LTE) network. Adopting Huawei’s end-to-end SingleRAN TD-LTE solution, the network will cover the capital Abuja and its surrounding areas to provide end-users with high speed data services. ‘The deployment of Nigeria’s first TD-LTE commercial network and western Africa’s first TD-LTE commercial network is a milestone for mobile broadband development in western Africa,’ commented Dr. A. Aliyu, president of Zoda Fones, adding: ‘Huawei’s leading solutions, rich experience, and fast delivery capabilities will allow Zoda Fones to achieve a strong market position and provide its subscribers with an excellent service experience.’ Zoda Fones provides fixed-wireless telephony and data SERVICES using fixed wireless access (FWA) spectrum in the 3.5GHz frequency range, which it won in an auction in 2002. The company also holds a Unified Access Service (UAS) licence, which was awarded by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in October 2010.
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