MTC Kuwait selects Motorola for nationwide HSxPA network
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) today announced an agreement for HSxPA with MTC Kuwait to upgrade and expand the operator’s nationwide 3G/High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) network and to introduce advanced High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA) to provide an enhanced mobile broadband experience for MTC Kuwait subscribers.
Under the agreement Motorola will deliver additional network infrastructure, integration and support services for MTC’s nationwide 3G/HSDPA network which will improve coverage both outdoors and in key public indoor locations. Motorola’s HSUPA solution will offer subscribers upload speed of up to 1.92Mbps making interactive and multimedia services faster. The network will also be upgraded with an IP backhaul solution that will enable subscribers to have faster access to rich content with peak download speeds of up to 7.2Mbps.
MTC Kuwait, an MTC Group operation, will utilize Motorola’s HSxPA technology, which combines the benefits of both HSDPA and HSUPA, to enable two-way, high-speed communications for business and consumer around such user applications as corporate network access, email exchange, social networking, video streaming, file sharing, online gaming, and web-conferencing.
The new deployment also signals the commitment of both MTC Kuwait and Motorola to the advancement of 3G adoption in the Middle East. “With MTC Kuwait’s enhanced 3G/HSxPA network, subscribers will have access to even faster data download speeds and will be able to upload data more quickly. Sharing video files instantly or responding to work-related emails as soon as they come in are just some of the ways that MTC Kuwait’s customers will benefit from our agreement with Motorola whose advanced HSxPA technology has enabled us to successfully deploy our 3G network,” said Mr. Barrak Al Sabeeh, CEO of MTC Kuwait.
“This comprehensive nationwide HSxPA deployment, incorporating both HSDPA and HSUPA, is the first of its kind in the Middle East, providing greater mobility and connectivity for MTC Kuwait’s subscribers. We’re delighted to work with Motorola on further advancing the region’s 3G capabilities. After successfully supporting us in deploying our 3G/HSDPA network earlier this year, we are confident that Motorola’s superior solutions and services will continue to effectively support us,” Al Sabeeh added.
The expanded and enhanced MTC Kuwait 3G network comes at a time when mobile subscribers in the Middle East are seeking more bandwidth and higher data transmission rates and reduced latency. By opting for a comprehensive HSxPA solution, MTC Kuwait has found a cost-effective way to enhance the mobile broadband experience on its network while encouraging wider 3G adoption through the powerful ‘sharing’ capabilities enabled by rapid transmission of data between users.
“By expanding the 3G/HSDPA network and deploying Motorola’s HSUPA technology, MTC Kuwait will provide its subscribers with a richer mobile broadband experience,” said Ali Amer, vice president, Middle East, Africa and Pakistan, Motorola Networks & Enterprise.
“We anticipate that this first-ever HSUPA network in the region will spur increased adoption of 3G as users enjoy the benefits of receiving and sending data in a truly interactive way. Motorola fully supports MTC Kuwait in its efforts to improve subscribers’ professional and personal lives through rapid, high-quality communications offerings,” he added.
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