Alcatel-Lucent will enable YooMee Africa, the leading high-speed Internet service provider in Cameroon, to expand into new African market by offering TDD-LTE ultra-broadband wireless access.
YooMee - previously known as 4G Africa - provides high-speed Internet access and value added services to residences and businesses customers throughout sub-Saharan Africa. LTE is the best choice for YooMee to build wireless broadband networks as it is the latest worldwide standard to offer mobile internet services replacing technologies like WiMAX.
YooMee has targeted deploying TDD LTE in its new markets within the next 6 months. The operator expects to build out in average 35 to 50 sites per capital city before deploying in remaining cities of the countries it operates in.
Alcatel-Lucent will deploy a complete end-to-end TDD LTE solution consisting of eNBs, wireless backhaul and the evolved packet core (EPC). It will also provide professional services such as network planning, pre-launch optimisation, network integration, and start-up assistance services to accompany YooMee with its commercial rollout
This agreement with YooMee is another example of the growing momentum of TDD-LTE technology and further underlines Alcatel-Lucent’s commitment and success to the technology, the company said. Alcatel-Lucent currently has more than 40 LTE and 55 small cells networks globally.