Alvarion Ltd. has announced that MTN Uganda, the leading mobile telecommunications operator in Uganda, has chosen its award-winning BreezeMAXfor the 3.5 GHz frequency, as part of a nationwide deployment for providing extended data services to corporate, business and residential users. The main deployment project launched in the capital and largest urban settlement of Uganda – Kampala, is to be followed by additional network deployments in 30 other cities across the country.

“After a thorough vendor selection process, we chose Alvarion for its market leadership, ability to work with large global mobile operators, and previous successful WiMAX installations across Africa,” said Noel Meier, CEO of MTN Uganda. Being a leading African global mobile service provider, and second national operator (SNO) in Uganda, we support wireless development and are looking forward to future projects with Alvarion as we expand broadband services to our many subscribers. Alvarion’s end-to-end BreezeMAX radio access network (RAN), combined with its complete all-IP OPEN WiMAX ecosystem, offers our customers nationwide network coverage and increased capacity at affordable rates.”

Providing a turn-key solution, Alvarion is working in cooperation with its leading African partners Dimension Data, an IT services and solutions provider, and Plessey, a leading pan-African telecommunications solutions supplier, to provide MTN Uganda with the BreezeMAX platform’s versatile and self-installable indoor CPE capabilities.

“We are excited that MTN Uganda selected us to provide top quality broadband services to all types of users throughout the region,” said Tzvika Friedman, president and CEO of Alvarion. “Africa is a fast-growing region and we are confident that MTN will benefit from our operator-centric OPEN WiMAX approach, BreezeMAX’s advanced features, and high-quality of service, as they strategically move toward nationwide broadband coverage and improved WiMAX economics.”