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Neotel contracts Huawei for network expansion

14 Oct 2009

Huawei, a provider of next generation telecoms network solutions for operators, has announced that it has been contracted to expand Neotel’s CDMA network. Huawei will provide a fourth generation base transceiver station (BTS) which can support the current EV-DO Rev A data service and also ensure future evolution to EV-DO Rev B or enhanced technologies such as Long Term Evolution (LTE), with Huawei’s leading SDR Technology. After the expansion, both the coverage and capacity will be almost doubled on the network. Angus Hay, CTO of Neotel South Africa, said: ‘We are pleased to engage Huawei on this project, given their extensive experience in deploying CDMA, GSM and LTE networks successfully worldwide. We are confident that this project will produce a positive outcome as expected. We believe this state-of-the-art network will enable us to smoothly evolve to LTE in the near future.’

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