Largest Mobile Operator in Mozambique to Install 1000 km Microwave Backbone Network

Mozambique’s largest mobile operator, mcel, is set to deploy a new microwave network across the country that will cover all of Mozambique’s 128 districts. The operator has contracted Ceragon for a turnkey solution, with complete radio planning for the backbone network, and an on-site survey to detail all link specifications.

Ceragon's solutions will form a microwave backbone link that joins the central part of Mozambique to the southern part, from the city of Beira to the capital city of Maputo. The microwave network, which will span 1000 km (620 miles), will provide secure and reliable wireless transport, ensuring service to the operator's approximately 4 million mobile subscribers.

"Delivering reliable mobile service to our customers is extremely important to mcel," said  Mr. Arlindo Mondlane, mcel CTO. "Ceragon's products use spectrum efficiently and are highly reliable. Through careful network planning, we will be able to provide high-quality mobile service to our customers as cost-efficiently and as quickly as possible.”

The order includes Ceragon FibeAir 3200T systems - point-to-point trunk solutions for high-capacity data transmission over long distances Installed in an All-Indoor configuration. FibeAir 3200 units are coupled with the high-transmit FibeAir RFU-HP, which increases the hop-length to reduce the number of links required, and further optimizes the network.

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