Atheeb signs $165m WiMAX deal with Motorola
Motorola to provide network infrastructure, planning and support to extend Atheeb's broadband services in Saudi
Etihad Atheeb Telecommunication Company (Atheeb) has awarded a $165 million contract to Motorola for a WiMAX network for Saudi Arabia. The WiMAX 802.16e network will be used to provide broadband services across the kingdom.
Motorola will provide both network infrastructure, including its new WAP 800 access points, and planning and support services to Atheeb. Motorola will also provide financing for a portion of the deal.
Ali Amer, vice president, Middle East, Africa and Pakistan, Motorola Home & Networks Mobility said: "Motorola is delighted to be working side by side with Atheeb to address the appetite of Saudi customers for high-speed communications. This will be delivered utilizing Motorola's leading, cost-effective, and proven WiMAX 802.16e technology and services. Users demand connectivity whether they're at home or in the office, and Motorola is excited to work with Atheeb to meet this from concept to reality."