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Press Release -- January 17th, 2012
Source: Huawei

Huawei to Deploy Western Africa’s First LTE TDD Commercial Network for ZODA FONES

[Abuja, Nigeria, 17 January, 2012]: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today announced it has been selected to deploy western Africa’s first LTE TDD commercial network for ZODA FONES, Nigeria’s leading telecoms operator. Adopting Huawei’s end-to-end SingleRAN LTE TDD solution, this network will cover the capital of Nigeria and its surrounding areas to provide end-users with high-speed and abundant data services.

Based on a thorough analysis of the operator’s requirements and the mobile market situation in western Africa, Huawei proposed that Nigeria employ its leading end-to-end SingleRAN LTE TDD solution, consisting of radio access network and core network solutions. The high spectrum efficiency and maximized spectrum asset value this solution is able to bring to ZODA FONES has provided Huawei with an ideal opportunity to deploy its first LTE TDD network.

Dr. A. Aliyu, President of ZODA FONES, said: “The deployment of Nigeria’s first LTE TDD commercial network and western Africa’s first LTE TDD commercial network is a milestone for mobile broadband development in western Africa. Huawei’s leading solutions, rich experience, and fast delivery capabilities will allow ZODA FONES to achieve a strong market position and provide its subscribers with an excellent service experience.”

Deng Taihua, President of WiMAX & TDS & LTE Networks, Huawei, said: “It is an honor for Huawei to deploy western Africa’s first LTE TDD commercial network for ZODA FONES. Huawei’s success in securing this contract demonstrates its extensive industry-leading capabilities in providing LTE TDD commercial network solutions. Huawei is proud of this important project for ZODA FONES, as it will greatly influence the development of LTE networks in Africa.”

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