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Motorola wins $165m WiMax contract in Saudi Arabia


Motorola has announced a $165-million WiMax 802.16e infrastructure contract with Etihad Atheeb Telecommunication Company (Atheeb) that will enable the new service provider to offer compelling and unique broadband services to subscribers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Atheeb selected Motorola based on Motorola’s global leadership and ability to deliver a fully integrated end-to-end nationwide WiMAX solution. The contract includes the delivery of Motorola's new WAP 800 access point, featuring smart antenna technology, plus a comprehensive service package including end-to-end delivery of network planning, installation, optimization and support services.
Broadband will be available to customers across the Kingdom, reaching into areas of demand that until now have been underserved.
Ali Amer, vice-president: Middle East, Africa and Pakistan, Motorola Home & Networks Mobility says: “Motorola is delighted to be working side by side with Atheeb to address the appetite of Saudi customers for high-speed communications. This will be delivered utilizing Motorola's leading, cost-effective, and proven WiMAX 802.16e technology and services. Users demand connectivity whether they’re at home or in the office, and Motorola is excited to work with Atheeb to meet this from concept to reality."