Wateen Telecom awards WiMAX contract to Moto

28 Jan 2008

Motorola has announced it has won a contract with Wateen Telecom for the supply of 198,000 end-user WiMAX customer premises equipment (CPE) devices for both indoor and outdoor use. Complementing Wateen Telecom’s nationwide WiMAX network which has been built using Motorola’s 802.16e WiMAX and IMS equipment, the CPE units will provide subscribers with ‘unprecedented’ wireless access to affordable VoIP and data services. ‘The availability of our WiMAX network is a major milestone for Wateen Telecom and for the telecommunications potential of developing economies. Our network puts Wateen at the global forefront of the WiMAX telecoms industry. Motorola’s capabilities to effectively deliver WiMAX 802.16e solutions and CPEs ahead of the industry and our early adoption of this technology has given us the opportunity to be the first to offer WiMAX 802.16e-based broadband voice and data services in Pakistan,’ said Tariq Malik, chief executive officer at Wateen Telecom.

Pakistan, Motorola, Wateen Telecom