Huawei agrees Nigerian CDMA450 deal

Huawei will deploy nation-wide CDMA450 wireless access technology across Nigeria. China Development Bank will provide Nigeria with a loan of US$200 million for this project.

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By  Tawanda Chihota Published  April 14, 2005

Chinese telecoms vendor Huawei Technologies has announced signing a US$200 million partnership agreement with Nigeria’s Ministry of Communications, which furthers their cooperation in telecommunications. As part of the agreement, Huawei will deploy nation-wide CDMA450 wireless access technology across Nigeria. China Development Bank will provide Nigeria with a loan of US$200 million for this project, while Huawei has also committed an additional US$20 million manufacturing investment in Nigeria. The CDMA450 wireless access technology will be used to extend coverage to remote rural areas and across Nigeria’s vast but sparsely populated regions. The technology provides wireless coverage of up to 60km in radius and one base station covers an area of 7,000 to 10,000 km 2 area. Huawei’s CDMA450 wireless solution will help address the wireless communications needs of Nigeria’s 220 local governments and increase the telecommunications coverage of the country. Huawei currently has partnerships with key Nigeria telecommunications operators including NITEL, MTN, Vmobile, Globacom and Starcoms. The latest announcement follows earlier partnerships including an agreement to introduce Next Generation Network (NGN) communications technology in November last year.

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