Motorola Inc Global Telecom Solutions Sector (GTSS) has signed an expansion contract worth approximately $19 million with MTC-Vodafone, Kuwait’s largest mobile network operator.
The contract includes network services and equipment to increase network capacity and coverage, and to enhance MTC’s general packet radio service (GPRS) service by activating GPRS Coding Schemes 3 and 4 (CS3/4).
GPRS CS3/4 enables the provisioning of data services at up to 70 kbps, providing the capacity and throughput to handle most of the data services commercially available to wireless subscribers.
Motorola will begin deploying its Horizon Macro base stations to provide increased coverage in MTC’s 900 and 1800 networks.
‘Motorola has been a trusted and reliable supplier of network infrastructure equipment to us for many years,’ said Dr. Saad Al Baraak, director general for MTC.
‘We launched our nationwide GPRS service using a Motorola network just last year, and with this latest expansion of our enhanced GPRS performance, we can offer more customers the latest applications, providing them with an even better service experience,’ added Dr Baraak.