Samsung to Bring WiMAX to South Africa
Feb 19, 2007
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South African telecommunications corporation Altech and Samsung Electronics will cooperate for trial service of Mobile WiMAX broadband network in South Africa. Following the successful test license application to ICASA, Altech and Samsung will install the Mobile WiMAX network in Gauteng, South Africa.

Following the successful test license application to ICASA, Altech and Samsung will install the Mobile WiMAX network in Gauteng, South Africa.

According to the contract, Samsung will provide Altech with Mobile WiMAX infrastructure equipment along with various types of devices in the second half of this year. After the success of initial trial service, Altech will decide the mass deployment of Mobile WiMAX service in South Africa.

The network service will be focused on the wireless delivery of triple play services, including video streaming, Internet access and Voice over IP.  In addition, these services will be delivered to both next generation handsets as well as other devices such as laptop computers.

 

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