Wataniya signs network deal with Ericsson

29 Aug 2008

Reuters is reporting that Wataniya Palestine Mobile Telecommunications Company (Wataniya) has signed a deal with Ericsson to help build the infrastructure for a second Palestinian cellular network. It is understood that the agreement covers the purchase of network equipment, including base stations and towers, the provision of hardware and software documentation and staff training. No financial details of the contract have been revealed. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database, Wataniya has recently confirmed that the spectrum needed to launch services has been released and the operator expects to launch commercially in early 2009.

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