Globecomm wins wireless managed services contract in Freetown

15 Nov 2010

Satellite-based managed network solutions provider Globecomm Systems has announced it has been awarded a contract to supply wireless managed services in Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown. The company will provide CDMA-450 switching facilities for voice and data services to wireless operator subscribers and interconnected partners in the country. The architecture will enable the CDMA-450 network to be connected via satellite to Globecomm’s hosted mobile switching controller and value added services (VAS) in New York. With full redundancy for all major components, the hosted switch platform provides an all IP-based soft-switch architecture with a forward path to Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology. In addition, the network incorporates a WiMAX network for additional connectivity throughout the city. ‘Our hosted mobile core switch continues to help wireless carriers profitably introduce wireless technologies in developing markets without a major capital or operational investment,’ commented Andy Silberstein, senior vice president and general manager of services at Globecomm, adding: ‘It also demonstrates Globecomm’s value proposition by bringing our wireless managed services to Africa and addressing the strong data market for internet and private corporate virtual private network (VPN) data networks.’

Sierra Leone