Hormuud selects Harris Stratex for backbone extension

27 Jan 2010

Wireless network solutions provider Harris Stratex Networks has announced that Somali telecoms operator Hormuud Telecom has placed an order for 100 of its high capacity Eclipse radios to extend its microwave backbone. The new deployment forms part of a long standing relationship between the two companies; Harris has already installed over 200 Eclipse series radios for Hormuud. ‘We are happy to sign this expansion agreement with Harris Stratex Networks, and we are looking forward to building upon our existing relationship,’ noted N. Olo, Hormuud Telecom’s chief procurement officer, adding, ‘We work well with the regional team of Harris Stratex Networks in Nairobi, and find their service and support capabilities a crucial aspect of partnership and operational success.’ According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Hormuud Telecom was founded in 1992 and today provides fixed and mobile telephony, as well as data services in Southern and Central Somalia.