Lebanon’s GDS selects SR Telecom’s broadband service
Canada’s SR Telecom has received purchase orders for its angel broadband fixed wireless access product from Globalcom Data Services Company (GDS), a public wireless access network provider in Lebanon.
This is the first of a multi-phase project that will eventually see GDS deploy the angel product in eight major cites throughout the country. GDS will initially deploy three 3.5 GHz angel base stations and 300 Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) to deliver data services to the small and medium- sized business community.
Over the next two years, GDS expects to extend its angel network with the addition of five to seven base stations and over 10,000 CPEs as they deliver broadband Internet services to residential customers in and around eight Lebanese cities. Deliveries and installations are expected to commence in the fourth quarter of 2003.
SR Telecom designs point-to-multipoint wireless access solutions, which include equipment, network planning, project management, installation and maintenance services. Its products are used in over 110 countries.
The company has received orders in excess of $16 million from various customers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia since the beginning of the year. Included in this total is a recent services and equipment contract worth eight million dollars.
GDS is a wireless data transmission provider licensed by the Lebanese Ministry of Communications to install and operate a public wireless access network. Its network has national coverage from Kobayat in the north to Mayss-El-Jabal in the extreme south of Lebanon. — (menareport.com)
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