Bayanat Al-Oula extends WiMAX with Samsung

10 Jun 2009

Saudi mobile operator Mobily has announced that its broadband arm, Bayanat Al-Oula, has contracted Samsung Electronics to expand its WiMAX operations. Under the terms of the USD100 million deal Samsung will extend Bayanat’s WiMAX coverage from four cities to 20 by the end of 2009. Samsung will install 1,400 base stations to increase Bayanat’s overall total to 1,800 nationwide. Mobily CEO, Khaled al-Kaf, said, ‘Bayanat’s existing WiMAX network currently serves 30,000 subscribers. With this expansion, we will be able to increase Bayanat’s WiMAX capacity by at least three times.’