Motorola Deploys WiMAX for Wateen Telecom-Pakistan in Major Cities in Nine Months
BARCELONA, Spain – 3GSM World Congress 2007 – 13 February 2007– Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) today announced that it has deployed Wateen Telecom’s WiMAX network in 17 major cities across Pakistan, including Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore. The two companies have also carried out end-to-end voice and data calls over the network.
Wateen Telecom, part of Warid Telecom International, is using Motorola’s WiMAX technology to provide wireless fixed broadband data services for residential and corporate use. The WiMAX network is a crucial part of Wateen Telecom’s vision to create a world class communications network in Pakistan as it provides a cost effective and fast-to-deploy broadband solution.
Just nine months after the contract was awarded, Motorola has designed, supplied and deployed its WiMAX infrastructure, utilising IMS core technology in preparation for Wateen to offer voice, data, Internet and multimedia services to its subscribers.
“We set ourselves very ambitious targets and timelines,” says Tariq Malik, chief executive officer, Wateen Telecom. “Having Motorola design, supply and deploy our WiMAX network has given us a world class network in minimal time. At the same time, we have been able to focus on building other parts of our business. Similarly Motorola is taking control of the network on our behalf under a managed services contract.”
“Wateen Telecom provides a great example of how the cost effectiveness and speed of deployment offered by WiMAX allows a competitive carrier to quickly build a wireless broadband network,” says Jose Figueroa, corporate vice president, Motorola Networks & Enterprise. “It also demonstrates how an emerging country can leapfrog directly to innovative next-generation technology, and smoothly deploy a cutting edge communications infrastructure.”
Motorola’s WiMAX solutions are designed to support fixed, portable, nomadic and mobile applications. The WiMAX access points, customer premises equipment and mobile WiMAX chipsets under development for use in Motorola’s devices are part of the MOTOwi4™ portfolio of solutions that complement and complete wireless broadband networks. For more information on Motorola’s wi4 WiMAX and MOTOwi4 solutions, please visit: www.motorola.com/wi4
A portion of the purchase price associated with this deployment will be financed by Motorola.
Wateen Telecom is the Abu Dhabi Group’s latest communication investment in Pakistan, after the successful launch of Warid Telecom in Pakistan which provides mobile GSM services to almost 8 million customers in less than two years. Wateen Telecom is set up to become a technology leader by making “True Broadband Pakistan” a reality, and by providing quality, reliability and affordability in the communication sector bringing the next generation services at customer’s doorstep...today!. By virtue of its 5000+ KM long haul optical fiber, metro optical fibre rings and FTTX, wireless broadband network, data centres and tele-housing facilities, Wateen offers total communication solutions including domestic and international voice services, video conferencing/video telephony, true broadband Internet and data connectivity, DVD quality TV viewing and VAS such as Video security and surveillance and Interactive gaming, for corporate, business and residential customers. Wateen also provides telecom infrastructure to cable, cellular, ISPs, calling card and payphone partner companies. For more information about the company, please visit www.wateen.com.
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