Motorola Will Expand wi-tribe’s Network

Motorola today announced the completion of the first phase of deployment of its end-to-end WiMAX network for wi-tribe, a wireless broadband Internet provider in Pakistan.

Motorola said that the agreement for phase two includes further expansion of the existing footprint.

During the first phase of the WiMAX network deployment, Motorola supplied infrastructure and a comprehensive services package that offers cost-effective, compelling wireless broadband services to wi-tribe customers in Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad and Rawalpindi.

The recent signing for the second phase of deployment will enhance the customer coverage footprint in the existing cities and further expand the WiMAX network to newer cities.

“We are constantly upgrading our offerings to provide our customers with the latest advances in high-speed communication services,” said Mustafa Peracha, CEO, wi-tribe Pakistan Limited. “By teaming with Motorola, we are delivering affordable wireless Internet and allowing for an expanded network of seamless connectivity across Pakistan.”

During the second phase of the deployment, Motorola will introduce its next-generation WiMAX access point, the WAP 650, a four transmit antenna and four receive antenna product providing enhanced coverage and capacity.

Ali Amer, vice president and general manager, Motorola Networks, Europe, Middle East and Africa, said: “Motorola has positioned itself as a leader in Pakistan for end-to-end network solutions following the successful completion of the first phase of deployment of wi-tribe’s WiMAX network in Pakistan. As we embark on the next phase of delivery, we look forward to providing affordable and portable Internet connectivity with enhanced coverage for wi-tribe customers.”