November 18 2008, Leatherhead, UK & Maputo, Mozambique – AIRCOM International, the leading independent network planning and optimisation consultancy, today announced that it is working with Mozambique operator mcel to support the update of the mcel planning tools for 2G and 3G networks.
In a deal worth USD$ one million, mcel will use AIRCOM’s market-leading network planning and optimisation tools ASSET and OPTIMA to plan and manage its new 3G UMTS network, which is currently being deployed.
Commenting on the new agreement, mcel Chief Operations Officer Luis Mhula said, “We already enjoy a long-standing and productive relationship with AIRCOM for our existing network planning and management needs. Now, as mcel introduces 3G into Mozambique, we’re delighted to once again work with AIRCOM – the quality of its tools and the expertise of its consultants makes AIRCOM the natural partner of choice at this exciting time.”
Using the AIRCOM tools, mcel will not only be able to accurately plan the new network implementation, but also monitor its ongoing performance quickly and easily. In addition, as part of the agreement, AIRCOM will carry out measurement and model-tuning, to identify optimal configurations for specific network traffic requirements and conditions.
AIRCOM will also provide support and training for mcel engineering teams as they make the transition from GPRS to 3G.
“We’re delighted that mcel has once again decided to work with AIRCOM for such a momentous project,” said Graham Kemp, Managing Director, Africa at AIRCOM International. “mcel’s decision to once again use AIRCOM’s tools and consultancy is testament to the high quality of service that we provide to all of our customers around the world.”
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About AIRCOM International
AIRCOM is an independent provider of network and data management tools and services. The company specialises in end-to-end network planning, sharing, outsourcing and OSS optimisation for IP and cellular networks.
Headquartered in the UK with offices in 18 countries, AIRCOM has more than 10 years’ experience across 131 countries for over half the world’s mobile operators, including more than 3.5 million man hours working on 3G networks alone. Every day 19 out of the 20 top global operators depend upon AIRCOM’s tools and consultants to improve the coverage and customer experience for more than 1.1 billion subscribers.
AIRCOM continues to grow its customer base each year, offering advice, training and support services, backed by high performance tools designed to deliver real benefits for both subscribers and operators.
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