Motorola has signed an agreement with Neotel for radio frequency (RF) planning of its wireless networks in South Africa. This is the first contract between Motorola and Neotel, and over a period of time, will encompass the RF planning for various wireless technologies including WiMax and CDMA.
Ajay Pandey, MD of Neotel, comments: “Motorola is ideally placed to bring its global experience and competency to effectively support Neotel in achieving its ambitious growth objectives. We’re proud to be the first alternative infrastructure based network provider in the telecoms sector in South Africa and are committed to offering our subscribers high quality, cost effective services. This agreement with Motorola is another important step in this direction.”
To date, Motorola has announced four WiMax contract wins and is participating in 22 WiMax trials globally.
Neotel officially launched its first services to the wholesale telecoms market on 31 August 2006. Neotel’s service portfolio includes basic voice and data services, high-speed internet (as well as true broadband access), virtual private networks, network management and hosting services that can be assembled cost-effectively to meet the specific business and technology needs of each user.