Motorola launches wireless broadband in Ethiopia

August 11th, 2009 | by addis portal |

Source: CapitalMotorola launched its wireless broadband solutions for private and state organizations on August 4 at the Hilton hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s Capital.

Dr. Herbert Eichele, president of Adama University, who has been using the technology for the last sixteen months in the university compound, explained the value and advantage of wireless broadband technology.

He told Capital that the WiMAX (Wireless Interoperability for Microwave Access) is a key factor for the development of campus facilities and an integral contribution to developing “E” learning at Adama. He further explained that any student or member of staff can use Motorola’s wireless internet technology anywhere on the compound.

Orbis Trading and Technical Center has been serving as Motorola’s Ethiopian agent since 1973. Motorola is one of the largest communication companies in the world. For the past three decades, Ethiopia’s security organizations have been using Motorola’s technology.
An East African representative of the company told Capital that Orbis is aiming to boost the technology for different organizations, mainly for the private sector, particularly the banking sector and other networked organizations, as the technology is said to be compatible with ETC’s service.

Motorola, a member of the WiMAX Forum Board, says it is helping to support the broadband wireless industry through the development of standards that benefit the consumer and help make wireless broadband available to all.

WiMAX is a broadband wireless access technology and an international standard for delivering voice, video and data over a microwave radio frequency spectrum to stationary or moving users- thereby making broadband communications available virtually anywhere.
Hundreds of companies have contributed to the development of WiMAX, creating an open, collaborative technology standard that is making great strides toward significant worldwide adoption. Ethiopian businesses are hoping that there will be tremendous cost savings from the low-complexity design of the software.

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