Harris Stratex Networks Selected by Starcomms to Provide Eclipse Radios for 3G Network Expansion Across Nigeria
Research Triangle Park, NC, January 15, 2008 - Harris Stratex Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSTX), the leading independent supplier of turnkey wireless transmission solutions, will supply Starcomms Plc, Nigeria’s leading CDMA operator, with new Eclipse™ radios as part of Starcomms’ expanding network operations into new cities throughout Nigeria.
Starcomms will implement the new Eclipse radios in their 3G CDMA network. Under terms of the multi-million dollar deal, Harris Stratex will install, maintain and service the Eclipse radios, which will be used for both backbone and access in new locations being served by Starcomms across Nigeria.
“Harris Stratex Networks’ versatile transport systems will be a key part of our 3G infrastructure,” said Starcomms CEO, Maher Qubain. “Just as importantly, their comprehensive technical support will be vital to us as we expand our 3G network in Nigeria. We anticipate that this will be the beginning of a successful long-term relationship between Starcomms and Harris Stratex Networks.”
“Our Eclipse systems provide the high level of reliability and flexibility required in a state-of-the-art network that relies on both CDMA and IP-based services,” said Paul Kennard, vice president, International Sales at Harris Stratex Networks. “Eclipse is an ideal choice for Starcomms’ needs today and for future expansion. We are looking forward to working closely with Starcomms as they extend their capabilities across new locations throughout Nigeria.”
Starcomms operates Nigeria’s largest CDMA 3G Mobile Network. A leader in the introduction of innovative products and services to the Nigerian market, Starcomms continuously enhances and simplifies the lifestyle of customers. Commercially launched in 1999, Starcomms has invested heavily over the years to improve the quality of its products. Its deployment of the world class CDMA technology in 2002 has exponentially taken the company to its current position of over 950,000 subscribers in Lagos, Kano, Maiduguri, Port-Harcourt, Ibadan, Abuja, Aba, Onitsha and Asaba ¯ a subscriber base that continues to grow in leaps since operations commenced. For more information, visit www.starcomms.com.
About Harris Stratex Networks, Inc.
Harris Stratex Networks, Inc. is the world’s leading independent supplier of turnkey wireless network solutions. The company offers reliable, flexible and scalable wireless network solutions, backed by comprehensive professional services and support. 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. Customers in more than 135 countries depend on Harris Stratex Networks to build, expand and upgrade their voice, data and video solutions. Harris Stratex Networks is recognized around the world for innovative, best-in-class wireless networking solutions and services. For more information, visit www.HarrisStratex.com.
Eclipse™ is a registered trademark of Harris Stratex Networks or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.
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