Intercellular Nigeria Ltd., a private telecommunications operator in Nigeria, has selected Harris Corp. to provide microwave radio links for a multi-million dollar network expansion. Taking advantage of the rapid and easy deployment of the company's family of digital PDH microwave radios, the Harris line of radio systems will enable the rapid deployment of voice, video and data services in new areas across Nigeria and the West African region.

Key to Intercellular awarding the contract to Harris is the company's family of digital PDH microwave radios that are designed for rapid and easy deployment, while open network management protocols ensure seamless integration with the network and easy scalability. Commenting, Bashir Ahmed el-Rufai, president and CEO of Intercellular Nigeria, said, "Harris has been important in helping Intercellular achieve our vision of a wireless Nigeria. As we expand our network to service more customers, Harris' commitment to innovation, quality and service will play a key role."

From the manufacturer's viewpoint, Joseph Joseph, Harris Microwave Communications division's regional director for the Middle East and Africa, remarked, "Working with Intercellular, we have created a highly scalable, easily upgradeable and cost-effective solution to meet the needs of one of Africa's fastest growing telecommunications markets." He explained, "Our investment in local personnel and our strong relationships with local subcontractors mean we can continue to provide the best support for our African customers, however fast the market grows."