Motorola awarded $12 million contract

Motorola has been awarded a contract worth an estimated $12 million to expand the Code Division Multiple Access fixed wireless local loop network for Intercellular Nigeria.

Motorola’s Global Telecom Solutions Sector (GTSS) has been awarded a contract worth an estimated $12 million to expand the Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) fixed wireless local loop (WiLL) network for Intercellular Nigeria Ltd.

The expanded system capacity and coverage will be deployed in the cities of Abuja and Lagos. The system to be deployed in Lagos also includes CDMA2000 1X capability, Motorola’s first 3G network in Africa.

Under the terms of the contract Motorola will install 800 MHz CDMA base station equipment and software. In addition, Motorola will supply network services to Intercellular for this contract. Commercial deployment of the system is scheduled to occur at the end of July 2003.

Motorola has been delivering WiLL systems to Intercellular Nigeria since 1996, bringing the Intercellular network to customers in Lagos, Abuja, Kano, and Port Harcourt.

With this expansion, Intercellular Nigeria will be able to add up to 75,000 additional limited mobility subscribers to its network and will be providing advanced CDMA network capability to customers in Lagos.

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