Fastlink adds to Motorola's leadership for end-to-end GPRS network solutions
Jordanian mobile network Fastlink, which launched the Kingdom's first nationwide commercial General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) network mobile service earlier this year on a Motorola network, is further increasing its wireless data subscriber base as it provides its consumers with 'always on' connectivity of speeds of up to 44 Kb/s.
In addition to the GPRS deployment, Fastlink contracted with Motorola's Global Telecom Solutions Sector (GTSS) to install an overlay Global System for Mobile (GSM) communications system on its 900 MHz network. The total value of the GPRS/GSM contract is $29 million. Motorola will deploy its Horizonsystems GSM infrastructure solutions to expand Fastlink's nationwide network. When fully installed, the system can accommodate approximately one million subscribers.
Motorola's GPRS radio network solution includes the Serving GPRS Support Node (SSGN), supplied by Motorola Computer Group, and the Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN) from Cisco Systems. Motorola's GPRS radio network can be implemented over an existing GSM network with a software load and a packet control unit (PCU) addition, which can help protect an operator's investment.
Motorola delivers a range of technologies including handsets and the underlying handset technology, network infrastructure and applications. Motorola also leads the industry with its portfolio of GPRS handsets, offering “always on” high-speed GPRS transmission speeds of 27-56 Kb/s. Consumers in Jordan with Fastlink service can currently choose from a range of Motorola's handsets with GPRS technology. — (menareport.com)
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