Motorola announced its largest single WiMAX order yet, with Wateen Telecom in Pakistan. Under the terms of the deal, Motorola will supply 198,000 end-user WiMAX customer premises equipment (CPE) devices for both indoor and outdoor use. In a statement, Motorola said that this deal complements Wateen Telecom’s nationwide WiMAX network, which is built using Motorola’s 802.16e WiMAX and IMS solutions.
“Wateen Telecom’s nationwide WiMAX network is set to bring in a new era of connectivity and access for Pakistan,” said Ali Amer, vice president of sales for the regions Home & Networks Mobility unit of Motorola, in a statement. “This initial CPE order, which enables subscriber access to the network for services from basic wireless telephony through to secure data connectivity for the country’s largest corporations, is part of the expansive WiMAX ecosystem further demonstrating to other markets the reality and viability of WiMAX and Motorola’s ability to deliver.”
Wateen Telecom is the Abu Dhabi Group’s latest communication investment in Pakistan, after the successful launch of Warid Telecom which provides mobile GSM services to more than 10 million customers in 145 cities across Pakistan.
Financial terms of the deal were not released.