Alvarion, a leading provider of WiMax and wireless broadband solutions, and Mundo Startel have announced the expansion of WiMax services throughout Angola.

The network expansion using Alvarion’s BreezeMAX solution at the 3.6 GHz frequency band follows Mundo Startel’s decision to launch their fixed-line ISP operations.
Following previous successful deployments in Luanda, Mundo Startel and Alvarion will continue to provide a cost-effective solution, empowering social care development programmes such as e-Health and e-Learning. Mundo will provide internet access services to both enterprises and residential homes.
This nationwide WiMax network will also provide access to remote businesses, fueling economic growth for the region.
“Broadband services are highly essential for the development of Angola's growing population which currently stands at over 13 million. This project will enhance the everyday life of people, and allow them access to new opportunities,” says Paulo Garcia, MD of Mundo Startel. “We are happy to expand our partnership with Alvarion as we consider Alvarion as a strong partner who is helping us realise our ambition of providing a nationwide footprint for broadband."
Mundo Startel is partially owned by Telecom Namibia, along with a number of other local partners, which have committed to invest more than $55-million in Angola to deploy 100 000 wireless lines providing voice and high-speed data services in Luanda and throughout the country. The network encourages economic development, as it aims to expand the service nationwide, thus creating jobs for local residents.
“Angola’s demand for broadband connectivity coupled with the lack of wired infrastructure makes WiMAX technology an ideal solution for the country,” says Tzvika Friedman, president and CEO of Alvarion. “Alvarion is proud to continue supporting Mundo Startel in bringing broadband services to its customers. Alvarion’s widely-deployed WiMax solutions provide flexibility and scalability necessary to grow the networks overtime with the ability to continue adding tailored value-added services.”