ALVARION SELLS WIMAX TO DRC’S INTERCONNECT AND HAS TALKS WITH ANGOLA TELECOM ABOUT PARTNERSHIP

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Alvarion Ltd a provider of wireless broadband solutions and specialized mobile networks, announced that Inter-Connect, an ISP and broadband provider in the Democratic Republic of Congo, is improving and expanding its broadband wireless network with Alvarion’s system. Their existing network, which operates in central Kinshasa, was deployed using Alvarion’s earlier generation system in 2.4 GHz. By building the new network in the license exempt frequency of 5.4 GHz and adding additional equipment to cover more of the capital city, Inter-Connect will enjoy improved capacity and provide more bandwidth for higher quality data and voice services to more corporate and residential subscribers.

“We have been very pleased with both the cost effectiveness and reliability of our Alvarion wireless broadband network, and so are excited to be moving to a next generation system with higher capacity enabling us to provide both data and voice services to more users,” said Mr. Christian Callens, President of Inter-Connect. “Demand for broadband services has grown tremendously in our region of the world, and wireless broadband is the most cost-effective way for us to provide high quality services to these users.”

Meanwhile the Angola Press Agency reported that Gray Goldstein, Regional Sales Manager for Alvarion met with Angola Telecom to discuss a possible partnership to develop a wireless network which would enable Angola Telecom to link together the different regions in the country and strengthen its current offering.