INTRACOM TELECOM Wins contract for mobile WiMAX in Ghana

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INTRACOM TELECOM has signed a 1,2 million USD contract with DiscoveryTel Ghana (DTG) for the deployment of the first mobile WiMAX network in Ghana.

Within the framework of the contract, INTRACOM TELECOM will build a turnkey mobile WiMAX network based on the company's OmniMAX access solution, and its high capacity native-Ethernet microwave backhaul, the OmniBAS platform. INTRACOM TELECOM's unified Management Suite (uni|MS) will be deployed at DiscoveryTel Ghana's NOC for supervising and managing the network while ensuring the continuous monitoring of the systems' performance.

OmniMAX operates in the 2.5 - 2.7 GHz and 3.4 - 3.8 GHz frequency bands and is fully compliant with IEEE 802.16e-2005 and WiMAX Forum Wave-II Certification requirements.

"West Africa telecommunication demands in data and voice services are growing rapidly. In this fast moving competitive environment, we have selected to partner up with INTRACOM TELECOM in order to exploit its technologically advanced and cost effective wireless portfolio to deliver high quality broadband services to our customers," said Mr. Leonidas Skarlatos, Group President and CΟO of DiscoveryTel.

The project will be completed by the end of 2010 and will enable DTG to provide to the greater Accra area (home to approximately 2 million people) and other major Ghanaian cities, high-quality broadband wireless services to corporate, business and residential users. The contract also includes an extension option to provide equipment for mobile WiMAX coverage to other major cities in the country.

"Our new wireless product lines enable our customers to deploy high-bandwidth high-quality services, while minimizing time-to-market and operational expenditure. We are looking forward to vastly enhancing DiscoveryTel's offering through the combination of our feature-rich OmniMAX and OmniBAS platforms with our extensive experience in deploying large scale-high complexity wireless networks internationally," commented Mr. Stefanos Chatziagapis, Head of Wireless Network & Systems Division of INTRACOM TELECOM.

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