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Gateway Communications builds national MPLS network for Nigeria

February 1, 2010 • Top Stories

Lagos, Nigeria

Lagos, Nigeria

Gateway Communications in partnership with Cambridge Broadband is creating Nigeria’s largest point to multipoint broadband wireless network.

The pan-African, MPLS network will cover every major African city, with Port Harcourt and Abuja scheduled to go live in March and a further 26 Nigerian states to follow through 2011.

“Gateway has an aggressive roll-out plan for last mile access for their wireless broadband networks in 2010 and 2011. We needed an efficient, reliable and high capacity solution that could be deployed quickly, and CBN’s point to multi point solution met those requirements”, said Guy Clarke, Managing Director, Gateway Nigeria.

The network will be delivered in partnership with Cambridge Broadband Networks, by implementing Cambridge Broadband’s VectaStar II platform to fuel 130 hubs and 5.000 terminal stations for broadband connections across Nigeria.

Gateway acquired a 10.5GHz spectrum licences for point to multipoint in Nigeria to further the project. Until now, the company has rolled out wireless broadband services Airlink^TM and MetroLink^TM using a 10.5GHz spectrum in Lagos.

The high speed broadband wireless access (BWA) solutions will also be available in a few months, in all major metropolitan areas across Nigeria.

In a country with a population of 143 million, the opportunity to provide connectivity and access is huge.

Gateway Communication boasts one of the largest pan-African communications network with customers in 40 countries. Gateway Communications Nigeria, headquartered in Lagos, aims to provide wireless solutions and high-speed broadband. access to a population of 143 million.

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