MTN IMPROVES GSM BACKBONE IN NIGERIA

Telecoms

Harris Corporation has received a USD29 million order from MTN Nigeria to supply, design and implement Harris MegaStar 1:4 radios for MTN's high-capacity backhaul GSM network. The follow-on order augments a USD24 million microwave equipment and services contract announced in February 2004.

"Harris has earned significant customer confidence from MTN in just over a year," said Demola Eleso, chief technology officer, MTN Nigeria. "Harris' ability to provide in-country support, a full localization team, technological flexibility, and highly competitive pricing were all instrumental in our decision to expand this relationship."

Under the follow-on order, Harris will provide and deploy an additional 880 radios. Harris MegaStar 155 STM-1 radios provide MTN with true broadband capability along with powerful propagation characteristics that ensure a reliable and robust network. MegaStar also offers high and very high capacities, and a high degree of scalability, allowing MTN to meet current and future needs and to expand capacity easily and cost-effectively as subscribership grows.

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