Siemens Communications and MobiTel Sudan signs a 20 million Euros deal
Siemens Communications, one of the world’s largest communications providers announced today that it has signed a global frame agreement with MobiTel Sudan, part of Mobile Telecommunications Company (MTC) Group, to supply 2.5G radio wireless infrastructure in a deal worth 20 million Euros.
The products are equipped with the latest GSM as well as eGRPS (EDGE) features, which provide the consumer with high quality voice and high speed data on the latest Siemens platform of 2.5 G, BSS products including HC BSC/TRAU and BS240XL.
Jan Cron, Vice President, Siemens Communications Mobile Networks Middle East, said: “This agreement reinforces our commitment to providing the most up to date telecommunication technologies to consumers across the region. MobiTel is a market leader, with a market share of nearly 70 per cent and we are particularly proud of our long standing relationship with MTC. With this new deal we further strengthen our position as a partner of choice in the Middle East.”
“Siemens provides end to end solutions that guarantee high quality mobile telecommunications. Our partnership with Siemens spans several years in our operations in MTC Vodafone Kuwait, MTC Touch Lebanon, Fastlink Jordan, and MTC Vodafone Bahrain. We are constantly impressed by the level of service we receive from Siemens. The MTC Group has an aggressive profitable expansion strategy that must be supported by partners capable of providing the latest wireless technology to our fast growing operations,” said Mr. Khaled Muhtadi, General Manager, MobiTel Sudan.
MTC Group is the fastest growing mobile operator in the region with operations in 20 countries across Middle-East and Africa. Being the oldest mobile operator in the region established in 1983, MTC is now ranked 4th in the world in terms of footprint and is continuously exploring expansion opportunities through acquisitions of established wireless operators and licenses. Listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange, MTC's market capitalization exceeds US$13billion.
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