Neotel selects backhaul supplier

16 Jul 2007

South Africa’s second national operator, Neotel, has selected Cambridge Broadband Networks as its country-wide wireless backhaul supplier. Under the deal, Neotel is constructing a national backhaul network using licensed 10.5GHz spectrum which will utilise CDMA technology. Cambridge Broadband Networks is providing its VectaStar platform for the rollout. Neotel is also using WiMAX technology for parts of its backhaul network. Pravir Dahiya, Executive Head of Technologies at Neotel, says: ‘As a greenfield operator, it is essential that we accelerate the implementation of the necessary infrastructure required, to enable us to offer a broad portfolio of services across a large geography.’

South Africa, Liquid Telecom South Africa