Motorola and Mada Communications Launch WiMAX Network in Jordan
AMMAN, Jordan - Motorola Inc. (NYSE:MOT) and Mada Communications today announced the commercial launch of an end-to-end 802.16e-based WiMAX network in Jordan. The network enables Mada Communications to offer wireless broadband services, including voice and high-speed data, to customers and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) across the region.
The WiMAX network, which was deployed in six months, ensures peak performance delivery of fixed and nomadic voice and data services to residential and enterprise customers. Through Motorola’s wholesale model introduction, Mada Communications is also able to offer these WiMAX services to other Internet Service Providers (ISPs), expanding the potential of the WiMAX network and increasing revenues for the company.
Initially, wireless internet subscribers in Amman, Irbid, Zaraq are able to enjoy an enhanced level of wireless broadband service, while Mada Communications expands its 4G wireless network to the rest of the country. Consequently, consumers will have at their finger tips an array of products for home and business applications.
Mada Communications customers will enjoy up to 10Mb/s speed* on their personal communication devices, a true convergence of voice, video and data services. “This is about empowering our customers to experience a nationwide 4G broadband network that is designed to offer higher speeds, lower cost and greater convenience”, said Charles Hage Managing Director and co-founder of Mada Communications.
“As a worldwide leader in 4G technology design and development, Motorola is proud to see its WiMAX services deployed so successfully with Mada Communications,” said Ali Amer, vice president of sales, Middle East, Africa and Pakistan, Motorola Home & Networks Mobility. “We look forward to continuing our relationship with this innovative operator as it delivers superior service to its customers.”
Motorola supplied equipment from its extensive WiMAX portfolio including WiMAX access points (WAP 400 and WAP 800) as well as indoor and outdoor customer premises equipment and portable plug-in devices such as the indoor CPEi 750, WiFi-enabled CPEi775, outdoor CPEo 400, and the award- winning USB plug-in device — the USBw 100. Motorola also integrated its WiMAX Access Service Network (ASN) Gateway to provide a critical piece of the end-to-end WiMAX network architecture. The gateway connects the WiMAX radio access network to a common IP core, offering a reduced cost and quicker time to market.
About Mada Communications
Mada Communications, a Kuwaiti company established in 1982, is a leading International carrier and broadband wireless provider. Mada Communications is a licensed wireless provider in Kuwait since 1997, and started in 2007 an ambitious plan for expansion in the region and has till date won the WiMAX license in Jordan in addition to the acquisition of WorldPoint Communications, an international carrier with presence in more than 45 countries. Before year end Mada Communications is planning to announce the acquisition of an additional of 2 WiMAX licenses with a plan to become the largest WiMAX operator in the region by end of 2009. Mada Communications’ portfolio includes also Value Added Services for mobile operators after the acquisition of Dizlee in 2007.
Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to high-definition video and mobile devices, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola (NYSE: MOT) had sales of US $30.1 billion in 2008. For more information, please visit www.motorola.com.
*Broadband speed is approximate and is based on the maximum possible. Actual speeds will vary and may depend on the amount of traffic on the network.
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