Huawei has been selected to provide its advanced IP microwave solution for the next-generation LTE backhaul networks of Movicel in Angola and Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC) in Namibia. Movicel and MTC will be the first two operators to provide commercial LTE services in Africa.

The company's UMTS/LTE-ready IP microwave solution is suited to meet the requirements of LTE backhaul deployment, which involves high bandwidth, smooth service evolution, rapid deployment, and convenient network management. The solution provides up to 2 Gb/s to each individual operator, supports a simplified clock synchronization and allows unified network management for optical transmission and wireless equipment.

"Huawei will continue to play an active role in building Africa's telecommunications infrastructure,” said Qi Feng, General Manager of Huawei Microwave Domains. "As Africa's commercial LTE industry accelerates, Huawei's IP microwave solution serves as a strategic engine for its mobile broadband development."

Huawei has become a trusted partner to operators looking to deploy LTE backhaul networks in Africa and around the world. In Nigeria, 4G Mobile and ZODAFONES deployed the first commercial TD-LTE network in West Africa and utilized Huawei's IP microwave solution, RTN 900, for their LTE backhaul networks.