A new contract valued at $4.4 M has been awarded to Harris Corp. to supply TRuepoint microwave digital radios to Vmobile Nigeria. The contract represents an expansion of an existing long-term relationship between the two companies, through which Harris provides a ‘super-highway’ microwave radio backbone covering more than 1,500 km from southwest of Ibadan to southeast of Calabar.

Scheduled for deployment by August 2005, the TRuepoint links will allow Vmobile to significantly increase its market penetration by expanding into new territories, and will offer capacity for 500,000 new subscribers. Currently, the company covers over 60 cities and 2,500 communities across the six geo-political regions of Nigeria.

“This deal underscores our confidence in Harris’ equipment and services,” said Mr. Frikkie Vermeulen, chief engineering officer of Vmobile. “In addition to the success of our existing relationship, Harris offers exactly what we need to pursue our aggressive expansion plans, namely excellent in-country support, high performance technology with TRuepoint and a rapid delivery schedule.”