CDMA NETWORS TO BE BUILT IN ETHIOPIA AND ALGERIA
China’s Huawei Technologies has had a good week. It’s been selected to build CDMA networks in both Ethiopia and Algeria. It has signed a contract valued at over USD10 million with Ethiopian Telecommunications Corporation (ETC), the sole operator in Ethiopia, as the strategic partner to construct its CDMA2000 1X WLL network.
Under the contract, Huawei will provide ETC with the complete CDMA 1X WLL system, comprising a combination of 800MHz and 450MHz, which is based on the CDMA2000 1X technologies. This system will supplement the operator’s existing PSTN network via V5.2 interface. Besides the current PSTN service, the CDMA2000 WLL will also provide high speed data service to boost the network value of ETC. Based on Huawei’s advanced 3G platform, this system can be smoothly evolved to 1xEV-DO, guaranteeing the future growth of ETC’s business.
In this project, Huawei’s 800MHz CDMA WLL system will be deployed in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia; and the 450MHz CDMA WLL system in three other cities. This WLL system can quickly access the subscribers and it is the cost effective way to quickly promote the tele-density in Ethiopia.
Meanwhile Huawei has been selected by Algerie Telecom, the biggest operator in Algeria, as the strategic partner to construct its CDMA2000 1X WLL network.
Under the contract of over USD30 million, Huawei will provide Algerie Telecom with the complete 1 900MHz CDMA WLL system, which is based on the most advanced CDMA2000 1X RTT technology. This system will smoothly merge into the existing PSTN network. Besides the existing PSTN services, high speed data services up to 153.6kbps will be provided to boost the network value of Algerie Telecom. Based on Huawei’s advanced 3G platform, this system can be smoothly evolved to support 1xEV-DO. This ensures the strong ability of service provisioning and future development of Algerie Telecom.
This system will be deployed in the north-east of Algeria, which is a famous travelling and industrial region. This system will increase the capacity of the existing PSTN network in the region by 30%. As a result, the vast requirements on telecommunication services will be fulfilled.