Wireless broadband equipment supplier Alvarion has announced it has been chosen by Swiss telecoms firm 4G Africa to deploy a mobile WiMAX network in Cameroon. Under the contract, which is valued at USD2 million, the Israel-based vendor will deploy infrastructure in the cities of Douala and Yaounde using its end-to-end Mobile WiMAX 4Motion solution in the 2.5GHz frequency band. ‘4G Africa is focused on establishing WiMAX networks in emerging Sub-Saharan countries, such as Cameroon, with the overall aim to reduce the digital divide,’ commented Dov Bar-Gera, CEO of 4G Africa, adding: ‘Leveraging Alvarion’s technology and expertise allows us to provide a high-performance quality network, offering valuable broadband services to the residents in this market.’ Services are slated for launch in 2011 and are expected to provide connectivity to over 10,000 users within the first year of operation.
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