Huawei and ZODA FONES to Deploy West Africa First LTE Commercial Network

Huawei has announced that it has been selected to deploy western Africa’s first LTE TDD commercial network for ZODA FONES, Nigeria’s leading telecoms operator.  The network will adopt Huawei’s end-to-end SingleRAN LTE TDD solution. It will cover the capital of Nigeria and its surrounding areas to provide end-users with high-speed and abundant data services.

Based on a thorough analysis of the operator’s requirements and the mobile market situation in western Africa, Huawei proposed that Nigeria employ its end-to-end SingleRAN LTE TDD solution, consisting of radio access network and core network solutions. The high spectrum efficiency and maximized spectrum asset value this solution is able to bring to ZODA FONES has provided Huawei with an opportunity to deploy its first LTE TDD network.

Commenting on the deal, Dr. A. Aliyu, President of ZODA FONES, said:

The deployment of Nigeria’s first LTE TDD commercial network and western Africa’s first LTE TDD commercial network is a milestone for mobile broadband development in western Africa.

Deng Taihua, President of WiMAX & TDS & LTE Networks, Huawei, said:

“Huawei is proud of this important project for ZODA FONES, as it will greatly influence the development of LTE networks in Africa.”

Written by Robert

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