Globecomm Systems, a provider of satellite-based managed network offerings, has won a contract to provide wireless managed services in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Africa.
Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Under the contract, Globecomm will provide CDMA-450 switching facilities for voice and data services to wireless operator subscribers and interconnected partners in Sierra Leone.
The company said that the CDMA-450 radio network will be connected via satellite to its hosted Mobile Switch Controller (MSC) and value added services (VAS) in New York.
In addition, the network incorporates a WiMax network for additional connectivity throughout Sierra Leone and provides a 100% IP-based soft-switch architecture with a forward path to 4G/LTE.
Globecomm services senior vice president and general manager Andy Silberstein said their hosted mobile core switch continues to help wireless carriers introduce wireless technologies in developing markets without a major investment.
"It also demonstrates Globecomm’s value proposition by bringing our wireless managed services to Africa and addressing the strong data market for internet and private corporate VPN data networks," Silberstein said.