Research Triangle Park, North Carolina (ots/PRNewswire) -
- Harris' Local Support Teams to Provide Full Service and Support
for Rapidly Expanding Network.
Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), a leading global supplier of
wireless equipment and services, today announced a three-year,
full-service maintenance contract with Vmobile Nigeria, one of the
country's leading wireless network operators. The contract includes
all maintenance of Vmobile's microwave network backbone, with
full-time, in-country Harris support for emergency on-site repairs
and upkeep. Harris currently provides a "super-highway" microwave
radio backbone for Vmobile, spanning more than 1500 kilometres across
Nigeria, and its TRuepoint(TM) microwave digital radios are being
used to facilitate the aggressive expansion plans of the network.
This contract underlines Harris' commitment to providing Nigeria
with the highest quality wireless technology available. Harris'
investment in developing localised services gives Vmobile
around-the-clock access to experienced technical engineers who can
efficiently service the equipment, keeping wireless traffic flowing
throughout the network. Currently, Vmobile is approaching three
million active subscribers, covering over 60 cities and 2,500
communities across Nigeria.
"Our successful existing relationship with Harris ensured they
were the best choice to provide such an important service contract
for our expanding network," said Mr. Frikkie Vermeulen, chief
engineering officer of Vmobile. "The satisfaction of our customers is
our main aim, and Harris not only delivers the top-of-the-line
technology we require, but their local support team ensures that the
service is always operational."
"Vmobile's aggressive expansion schedule requires a team dedicated
to delivering superior service that complements Harris' high-quality
wireless equipment," said Mr. Darryl Parker, vice president of
International Sales and Service at Harris Microwave Communications.
"Our team of local service staff and maintenance experts is
experienced with local conditions in the field, and they are
available at all hours."
Harris leads the wireless backhaul industry with its newest
product family, TRuepoint(TM), the first universal platform for
point-to-point digital communications. TRuepoint's modular,
software-selectable architecture supports both PDH and SDH
applications, enabling service providers to address multiple
applications and deliver multiple services throughout their networks.
Vee Networks Limited (VNL), trading as Vmobile Nigeria, is a
wireless network operator, providing world-class GSM services in
Nigeria. Incorporated in 2000, the company won a digital mobile
license to provide national cellular and international gateway
services in 2001. The company has planned aggressive roll-out and
expansion of network capacity to ensure more comprehensive coverage
of Nigeria by the end of 2005.
Harris Microwave Communications Division, one of four divisions
within Harris Corporation, is the largest supplier of microwave
systems in North America and a leading supplier worldwide. Harris
Corporation is an international communications technology company
focused on providing assured communications(TM) products, systems and
services for government and commercial customers. The company's
operating divisions serve markets for government communications,
tactical radio, broadcast, and microwave systems. Harris provides
systems and service to customers in more than 150 countries.
Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at
Web site: http://www.harris.com
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Tonya Loggains, Harris Corporation, +1-919-767-3278, or
firstname.lastname@example.org; or Tom Cheesewright, Noiseworks in
England, +44-1628-628080, or email@example.com, for Harris
Corporation; or Tunde Oyewole, Vmobile in Nigeria, +234-802-222-1111,