ZTE wins WiMAX deal

27 Oct 2008

Chinese equipment vendor ZTE Corporation has announced that it has clinched an exclusive contract from Mauritanian telco Chinguitel, part of the Expresso Telecom Group (ETG), to build a 2.5GHz mobile WiMAX network. Under the agreement, ZTE will provide core network equipment, wireless access devices, as well as various communication terminals for indoor and outdoor use. ‘We are privileged to closely collaborate with ETG in developing the first ever and highly reliable WiMAX commercial network in Africa. This exclusive deal further demonstrates our global leading position in providing WiMAX solutions, and marks the first time that we are partnering with ETG in deploying our WiMAX infrastructure in Africa,’ said Mr. Xu Shengfei, Chief Representative of ZTE Mauritania. ‘ZTE is committed to providing our expertise and solutions to further expand more strategic partnerships in Africa. With this deployment, we hope it will trigger more similar WiMAX opportunities in other African countries.’

Mauritania, Chinguitel, ZTE