Athens, July 19 2010 - INTRACOM TELECOM, a part of SITRONICS, announced today the signing of a 1,2 million USD contract with DiscoveryTel Ghana (DTG), a licensed data services provider in Ghana, for the deployment of the first mobile WiMAX network in the country.
Within the framework of the contract, INTRACOM TELECOM will build a turnkey mobile WiMAX network based on the company's OmniMAX access solution, and its high capacity native-Ethernet microwave backhaul, the OmniBAS platform. INTRACOM TELECOM's unified Management Suite (uni|MS) will be deployed at DiscoveryTel Ghana's NOC for supervising and managing the network while ensuring the continuous monitoring of the systems' performance.
The project will be completed by the end of 2010 and will enable DTG to provide to the greater Accra area (home to approximately 2 million people) and other major Ghanaian cities, high-quality broadband wireless services to corporate, business and residential users. The contract also includes an extension option to provide equipment for mobile WiMAX coverage to other major cities in the country.
"West Africa telecommunication demands in data and voice services are growing rapidly. In this fast moving competitive environment, we have selected to partner up with INTRACOM TELECOM in order to exploit its technologically advanced and cost effective wireless portfolio to deliver high quality broadband services to our customers," said Mr. Leonidas Skarlatos, Group President and CÏO of DiscoveryTel.
"Our new wireless product lines enable our customers to deploy high-bandwidth high-quality services, while minimizing time-to-market and operational expenditure. We are looking forward to vastly enhancing DiscoveryTel's offering through the combination of our feature-rich OmniMAX and OmniBAS platforms with our extensive experience in deploying large scale-high complexity wireless networks internationally," commented Mr. Stefanos Chatziagapis, Head of Wireless Network & Systems Division of INTRACOM TELECOM.
OmniMAX is an innovative high-end WiMAX access solution enabling broadband wireless services to fixed, nomadic, portable and mobile end users. The system is ideal for incumbent and green-field operators facilitating fast time to market delivery of advanced and personalized services with guaranteed performance and tightly controlled CapEx. OmniMAX operates in the 2.5 - 2.7 GHz and 3.4 - 3.8 GHz frequency bands and is fully compliant with IEEE 802.16e-2005 and WiMAX Forum Wave-II Certification requirements. Furthermore, the reduced system power consumption offers a green differentiation to operators that embrace the OmniMAX product.
OmniBAS is a next generation Ethernet microwave backhaul offering for operators demanding a cost-effective and technologically-advanced solution for their transport and backhaul network. OmniBAS is best fit for cellular mobile operators, fixed license operators and utility companies. Enabling an evolved approach toward smooth all-IP migration, OmniBAS delivers new compelling services and expands customer base without additional expenditures. Traditional circuit-based services are seamlessly emulated with Pseudo-Wire (PW) technology and are delivered with assured high quality. Incorporating highly efficient traffic handling mechanisms and bandwidth utilization techniques, OmniBAS assures carrier class service delivery with highest availability.
DiscoveryTel Ghana (DTG) was established in 2004 as an Information & Communications Technology (ICT) based innovative service provider with the capability to design, supply, and execute a complete multi-faceted Wide Area Networks (WANs) and Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) infrastructure, and delivering convergent services such as Internet, data, video, and images.
INTRACOM TELECOM is an international telecommunication systems vendor operating in Eastern Europe, the Middle East & Africa, Russia, the CIS and Asia-Pacific. Over 100 customers in more than 50 countries choose INTRACOM TELECOM for its state-of-the-art products and solutions. INTRACOM TELECOM has 2,300 employees, operates subsidiaries in 16 countries and is amongst the largest European companies leading in R&D investments. Since June 2006, INTRACOM TELECOM is controlled by JSC SITRONICS (Russia) with 51%. JSC SITRONICS is the technology subsidiary of JSFC SISTEMA, the largest consumer services company in Central and Eastern Europe. INTRACOM HOLDINGS Group (Greece) retains a 49% stake.