Movicel and MTC select Huawei for LTE backhaul

Movicel and MTC select Huawei for LTE backhaul

African mobile operators Movicel of Angola and Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC) of Namibia have selected Chinese vendor Huawei to provide advanced IP microwave solutions for their LTE backhaul networks.

The UMTS/LTE solution provides up to 2Gbps to each operator and allows unified network management for optical transmission and wireless equipment.

"Huawei will continue to play an active role in building Africa's telecommunications infrastructure,"said Qi Feng, general manager of Huawei Microwave Domains. "As Africa's commercial LTE industry accelerates, Huawei's IP microwave solution serves as a strategic engine for its mobile broadband development."

Movicel and MTC launched LTE services in April and May 2012, respectively.

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