Wi-fi network options supplier Harris Stratex Networks has introduced that Somali telecoms operator Hormuud Telecom has placed an order for a hundred of its high capacity Eclipse radios to extend its microwave backbone. Meanwhile, a 15-yr licence awarded to Moov, the brand name of West African firm Atlantique Telecom, also in 2000, has been minimize by three years. The corporate faced multiple delays in being granted entry to its radio spectrum in 2008 when it was originally awarded its 3G license. Additionally
evcplus, Tigo Ghana and Helios Towers have entered into a long run leasing settlement the place Helios Towers will provide Tigo Ghana with wi-fi communications towers, including a build-to-swimsuit agreement to help the corporate’s wireless networks. Eygpt could take into account offering a fourth mobile operator licence, reports the Reuters information company, citing the local al-Mal newspaper.

Pre-paid customers of Botswana’s three wi-fi operators – Mascom Wi-fi, Orange Botswana and BTC Mobile (beMOBILE) – were originally given till 31 December 2009 to register their SIMs or face the disconnection of their service, but the deadline has since been prolonged to 31 January 2010. Barakat, Astel Nationlink – joined forces to kind an ISP referred to as the Somali Internet Firm. The tones may be downloaded from the Web, cell phone company Web pages and are advertised on TV stations.

The corporate was forced to delay the launch of its network, and at the time, also deferred funds to the regulator till the spectrum was released. The corporate plans to spend between KES10 billion and KES16 billion in 2010, with the introduction of a cell banking product and doable entry into the nation’s 3G market on the firm’s agenda. The service links to the Internet at 128 kilobits per second via a satellite hyperlink from ArabSat.

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