Sunday, September 25, 2005

Mobily of Saudi Arabia Deploys Aperto WiMAX

Mobily, the second largest GSM operator in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has deployed Aperto Networks' PacketWave broadband wireless systems in the four largest cities of that nation, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam and Khubar, as well as in Dahran, the gateway city to Bahrain. Mobily's PacketWave-powered 2.5 GHz wireless network now reaches a population numbering over 6 million metro residents, as well as many of Saudi Arabia's central business districts. The system is used to provide high-speed data connectivity and to enhance Mobily's service delivery across the major urban areas in the kingdom. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Mobily (brand name of Etihad Etisalat) is owned by Etisalat of UAE, as well as private and public investors in Saudi Arabia.

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