Neotel chooses Telsima WiMAX equipment

17 Jun 2008

South Africa’s second national operator (SNO) Neotel has chosen equipment from Telsima for a WiMAX network rollout. Neotel will contract Telsima’s regional partner Tellumat to supply the equipment and associated turnkey services and support for the WiMAX deployment. Angus Hay, Neotel’s chief technology officer, said: ‘Neotel is embarking upon a series of market expansion projects to deploy telephony and internet services in South Africa. The Neotel WiMAX network enables us to offer these services quickly and economically to the market. Telsima’s market-hardened WiMAX products and its comprehensive RF Planning, Network Management (NMS) and Provisioning Systems allow for rapid deployment of a proven end-to-end system.’ Telsima’s chief marketing officer, Wolfgang Mack, said: ‘Economic and regulatory conditions have changed dramatically in recent years making the African continent one of the most viable for converged telecommunications services over WiMAX networks. The economies of scale and performance enabled by WiMAX allow new services from established service providers and new entrants into the market to construct viable business cases for converged services to residential and business customers.’