Nigeria’s Direct on PC Partners Aviat Networks for WiMAX Service

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Aviat Networks has announced that Direct on PC Limited, a Nigerian ISP has chosen to deploy its StarMAX WiMAX Broadband system including base stations, Wireless Services Gateway (WSG) and end-user devices to provide broadband services to under served areas of Nigeria.

Aviat Networks' WiMAX system allows service providers to offer numerous configuration options and services including pre-paid or post-paid accounts and secure VLAN services for enterprise and small business customers all from the same wireless network. This allows each network component to be fully utilized to maximize revenue while maintaining the flexibility to scale up capacity and coverage as necessary.

The wireless infrastructure equipment and services contract includes approximately 200 base station locations. Initially, this equipment will be deployed throughout Lagos , the largest city in Nigeria and second largest in Africa . Subsequent installations will occur in Abuja , the national capital, and Port Harcourt , the primary Nigerian port and also one of Nigeria 's largest cities.