WiMax services to be launched in Uganda

Wateen Telecom, part of the Abu Dhabi Group, is planning to launch WiMax-based fixed-line services throughout Uganda, the company said last week.

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By  Administrator Published  April 26, 2007

Wateen Telecom, part of the Abu Dhabi Group, is planning to launch WiMax-based fixed-line services throughout Uganda, the company said last week.

The telco is already in the final stages of completing a 22-city WiMax network implementation in Pakistan and its sister company, Warid Telecom, is planning to roll out GSM services in Uganda in parallel with its WiMax implementation.

Warid also plans to begin mobile service provision to the Congo, a Ugandan neighbour, before the end of the year.

"The licence in Uganda covers both GSM and WiMax deployments. Warid Telecom will be the GSM service provider. The RFP (Request for Proposal) stage is almost complete and the project should kick off in the next two months. We are targeting the fourth quarter for a launch of services," said Shohidul Islam Miah, CTO of Wateen Telecom.

Wateen Telecom's Pakistan WiMax network is being put in place by Motorola, which will provide fixed broadband connectivity in the cities.

"Pakistan serves as a pilot for us in WiMax network deployment. We will utilise the lessons learned from our work in the country as we move to other nations," Miah commented.

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