Somalian Telco expands its backbone technology

January 27, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms

Hormuud Telecom Somalia will realize a 50% increase in its installed base of high capacity Eclipse™ radios , by ordering an additional 100 radios from Harris Stratex Networks, one of the largest providers of wireless solutions for next-generation fixed and mobile broadband networks.

The new deployment follows the installation of over 200 Eclipse series radios as part of the agreement between the two companies.

“Our partnership with Hormuud Telecom is an important measure of our ability to support customers deploying our networks in challenging environments. The team at Hormuud has overcome numerous challenges and built a state-of-the-art future proofed network carrying both voice and data”, said Trevor Burchell, vice president of sales Africa at Harris Stratex Networks.

Hormuud Telecom Somalia currently serves over one million subscribers. The operator offers a variety of telecommunications services including GSM, fixed line and data services in Southern and Central Somalia.

Established in 2002, Hormuud Telecom Somalia is headquartered in Mogadishu.
Harris Stratex Networks serves all global markets, including mobile network operators, public safety agencies, private network operators, utility and transportation companies, government agencies and broadcasters, with more than 135 countries benefiting from its voice, data and video solutions.
Harris Stratex Networks is present in the African region with a central office in Johannesburg, South Africa and satellite offices across Africa.

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