Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Alvarion Selected by 4G Africa to Deploy 4G Network in Cameroon

Alvarion Ltd. (NASDAQ:ALVR), the world’s
leading provider of 4G networks in the Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) market, today
announced it was chosen by 4G Africa AG to deploy the first Mobile WiMAX network in
Cameroon. The deployment in the cities of Douala and Yaoundé, two of Cameroon’s
largest metropolitan areas with a total population 5 million people, will provide coverage
using Alvarion’s end-to-end Mobile WiMAX 4Motion™ solution at the 2.5 GHz frequency
band.

The deployment is expected to provide connectivity to over 10,000 users within the first
year. 4G WiMAX™ presents an ideal business case for enabling mobile broadband to
mass consumers. By building a network based on Alvarion’s leading platform, 4G Africa
can cost-effectively offer a wide range of data services to consumers in Cameroon.

We are excited to work with Alvarion on the first 4G network deployment in Cameroon
and introduce a new era of communications to the residents of Douala and Yaoundé,” said
Dov Bar-Gera, CEO of 4G Africa. “4G Africa is focused on establishing WiMAX networks
in emerging Sub-Saharan countries, such as Cameroon with the overall aim to reduce the
digital divide. Leveraging Alvarion’s technology and expertise allows us to provide a high-
performance quality network, offering valuable broadband services to the residents in this
market.

Sub-Saharan Africa is considered to be one of the world’s fastest growing economies, yet
lacks the proper infrastructure. We recognize the impressive track record Alvarion holds in
Africa in regard to providing operators excellent WiMAX solutions and early deployment
capabilities.

“Bringing Mobile WiMAX services to Cameroon will enable 4G Africa to provide residents
with the benefits of a complete wireless broadband experience,” said Eran Gorev,
president and CEO of Alvarion. “Our advanced technology will provide complete network
connectivity and allow 4G Africa to be one step closer to their goal of reducing the digital
divide in Sub-Sahara Africa.”

About 4G Africa
4G Africa, a Swiss company based in Zurich, was founded by a team of telecom
entrepreneurs who were actively involved in emerging markets for the last decade.

The mission of 4G Africa is to provide affordable, reliable and state-of-the-art broadband
wireless internet access services in chosen countries in sub-Saharan Africa, in order to
help close the digital divide. In 2011 the company will start offering wireless and different
value added services in Cameroon. www.4gafrica.com

About Alvarion
Alvarion (NASDAQ:ALVR) is a global 4G communications leader with the industry’s most
extensive customer base, including hundreds of commercial 4G deployments. Alvarion’s
industry leading network solutions for broadband wireless technologies WiMAX, TD-LTE
and WiFi, enable broadband applications for service providers and enterprises covering a
variety of industries such as mobile broadband, residential and business broadband,
utilities, municipalities and public safety agencies. Through an open network strategy,
superior IP and OFDMA know-how, and ability to deploy large scale end-to-end turnkey
networks, Alvarion is delivering the true 4G broadband experience today
(www.alvarion.com).

4 comments:

Azuka said...

Lucky Cameroon. Must be Biya's Swiss contacts.

Do you know if Nigeria has 4G?

Anonymous said...

I very much doubt that this is real 4G, sounds like Nigerian 4G!

Mambe Nanje said...

@Azuka yeah men Cameroon is lucky mabye cos of our french and english nature which then leads to doing business into either Gabon, Chad or Nigeria.
@Anonymous am not sure but why are you hating ?

KAS said...

We are deploying 4G do we have 3G by now? I used to heard that we're still in the 2.5 G age, while nigerian telcos are already selling 3G packages to their mobile subscribers!
I hope that 4G WIMAX, which is a technology I don't yet know will save great problems