US-based Airspan Networks has announced that it has been selected by Mozambican operator Comzatel to provide equipment for the company's upcoming mobile WiMAX rollout in Maputo. Comzatel plans to offer a variety of next generation broadband services to business customers throughout the capital.
The network will be based on Airspan's 802.16e advanced WiMAX solutions and will operate via the 2.3GHz frequency band. 'Comzatel has a vision where every business and residential user will be able to access next generation technology at an affordable price,' said Mlungisi Hlongwane, the general director of Comzatel, adding: 'We are working quickly to complete our initial coverage of Maputo and we will soon expand the network nationwide. We are extremely pleased with the equipment and service Airspan has delivered. In cooperation with the Mozambican government, we will ensure that, in addition to corporate users, ordinary citizens and education institutions have access to high speed data services at affordable costs.'