Siemens signs $7.8 million contract with SabaFon
Siemens Information and Communication Mobile Network Group have signed a new contract with SabaFon in Yemen, worth eight million euros ($7.8 million), to expand its GSM Network, stated a press release.
Siemens' partnership with SabaFon started in 2000. Since then, Siemens has implemented a full turnkey GSM network in Yemen, including mobile switching centers, base stations systems and microWave systems. Recently, SabaFon announced the first 100,000 subscribers mark and Siemens is already providing additional capacity to cater for 250,000 subscribers.
Siemens offers a range of mobile solutions including mobile devices, infrastructure and applications. Devices include mobile phones, wireless modules, mobile organizers and cordless phones as well as products for wireless home networks.
The infrastructure portfolio includes GSM, GPRS and 3G mobile network technologies from base stations and switching systems to intelligent networks for prepaid services. Mobile applications cover solutions for messaging, location based services or mobile payment. For the fiscal year 2001, the group recorded sales of €11.3 billion and employed 30,730 people worldwide. — (menareport.com)
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