MTC awards Motorola US$30 mil. Expansion contract

MTC will deploy Motorola solutions to boost the capacity, availability and voice quality of its network in Kuwait, while enabling 2.5G expansion capabilities for its 1.5 million subscribers.

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By  Tawanda Chihota Published  July 17, 2005

Kuwait’s leading mobile operator MTC Group has signed contracts with Motorola in the Middle East and Africa worth more than US$30 million as part of a network expansion initiative. MTC will deploy Motorola solutions to boost the capacity, availability and voice quality of its network in Kuwait, while enabling 2.5G expansion capabilities for its 1.5 million subscribers. MTC will deploy Motorola’s Adaptive Multi Rate solution, which is designed to improve voice quality across MTC’s entire network, especially in more remote areas, as well as in buildings. “In a competitive telecoms market such as Kuwait, subscribers must have the access, voice quality and network availability to meet their communications needs,” said Khaled Al Hajeri, chief technology officer for MTC Group. A significant element in the MTC upgrade includes Motorola services and support to ensure that the operator is fully optimising its GSM and GPRS networks. As part of its upgrade initiative, MTC will deploy Motorola’s Network Support Programme (NSP). Using NSP, MTC can better focus on its core business issues while managing network availability and helping to reduce subscriber churn. MTC has also opted for Motorola’s GPRS network optimisation service and related value-added services. Revenues from the US$30 million + network expansion contracts with MTC were realised by Motorola in 2Q05. Motorola is set to report its financial results for the quarter to end-June on July 19.

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