Motorola announced it won a $165 million WiMAX 802.16e infrastructure contract with Etihad Atheeb Telecommunication Company (Atheeb) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The WiMAX contract includes Motorola’s new WAP 800 access point, featuring smart antenna technology, plus a comprehensive service package including end-to-end delivery of network planning, installation, optimization and support services.
With delivery of this network, Motorola says that it will enable Atheeb to deliver broadband to customers across the kingdom, including areas that until now have been underserved.
“Motorola is delighted to be working side by side with Atheeb to address the appetite of Saudi customers for high-speed communications,” said Ali Amer, vice president of the Middle East, Africa and Pakistan for Motorola Home and Networks Mobility division, in a statement. “This will be delivered utilizing Motorola’s leading, cost-effective, and proven WiMAX 802.16e technology and services.”
Motorola currently has 19 WiMAX contracts and more than 75 engagements in 44 countries worldwide.