ETI contracts Alvarion for network expansion project

26 Nov 2012

Israeli vendor Alvarion has announced that it has been selected by Guinean internet service provider (ISP) Equipements & Techniques Informatiques (ETI) to provide equipment enabling the expansion of the latter’s network. As noted in TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, ETI offers its services under the brand predominantly to business customers in the capital Conakry, and utilises both WiMAX and VSAT technologies. Under the terms of the agreement between the two companies, Alvarion has said it will provide its 4Motion 802.16e solution with a view to expanding ETI’s network coverage to the entire country, representing an area of some 246,000 square kilometres.

In the wake of the development the ISP’s founder and CEO Latif Taleb was cited as saying: ‘After having gained experience with Alvarion’s 4Motion over [the] past four years, we were confident in our decision to continue using it as we expand our network from Conakry to cover the rest of the country … Alvarion’s solution demonstrated the necessary QoS, including wire-quality voice and heavy data services.’

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