Chinese telecom provider Huawei has announced that it will deploy a new mobile network for Nigeria’s Zodafone with a new TDD (time-division duplexing) variant of LTE. The move is aimed at boosting telecom operations in Abuja and surrounding areas of the capital.
The Chinese vendor said in a statement that it would roll out a network, based on its SingleRAN LTE TDD solution, and will be western Africa’s first commercial TD-LTE network.
A. Aliyu, president of Zodafone, described the project as “a milestone for mobile broadband development in West Africa,” noting that Huawei’s technology, experience and fast delivery will allow his company “to achieve a strong market position.”
Zodafone offers fixed wireless voice and data services in the 3.5G band in Nigeria.